Philadelphia skate-inspired label Caste Quality looked to Ohio artist Zachary Armstrong’s vibrant style and easy going demeanor in its February release — The Elder Woven Lounge Shirt. While we await for the drop, Caste offers up a short clip featuring Zachary, who speaks on his influences from Martin Kippenberger, Albert Oehlen to his own child, alongside how the industrious work ethic of the Midwest bleeds into to his DIY aesthetics. Enjoy the short and stay tuned for more from Caste Quality.
Sea-obsessed brand Quality Peoples continues to draw inspiration from the ocean and all things associated with it for their spring collection. The line flirts with the idea of roaming and wandering amongst the sea, and replenishing and reinventing ones self. The clothing reflects this aesthetic with comfortable, relaxed vintage-washed items. Graphic tees, cozy sweatshirts, and casual button ups, all paired with board shorts, make up the bulk of the collection, with a few specialty items such as their new ball cap. The relaxed beachwear is definitely what we have come to know, and love, from Quality Peoples.
Swimwear from Quality Peoples Spring/Summer 2014 Collection is a post by Thomas Welch on Selectism.
Museum, Italy’s “Original Outdoor Garment” makers, present their Fall/Winter 2013 lookbook shot in the stunning mountainscape of Alta Badia. Sticking to authentic and high-quality materials, Museum’s winterwear consist of heavy-duty down jackets made with mature French duck feather and Finn Raccoon fur. Also part of their collection are great fall layering options like a tweed blazer, nylon bombers and jacquard wool hoodies. For your timeless outerwear essentials investments, shop the collection here.
Museum Fall Winter 2013 Outerwear – Authentic Quality Essentials is a post by Elaine YJ Lee on Selectism.
Dyer & Jenkins founded by Josey Orr and Paul Matthew has a simple mission ”Premium, American Made, Basic Clothing. Remarkable Prices.” The crowd-funded project came about after working in the industry and wondering if made in the USA could ever be an affordable reality for the kind of simple, basics everyone wears day-to-day. Everything cut and sewn in Los Angeles, the brand keeps costs low by making small batches of each product based on demand, each new item only produced if the the public give it the nod. At the heart of the line, two cuts of selvedge denim, straight and slim fit. Chain-stitched, of course, with smart touches such as leather patches and copper hardware, they plan to use both Cone Mills and Nihon Menpu at around 13oz each. Alongside, some basic tees and sweats in organic hemp, recycled denim and soft fleece, crew necks with flat-lock construction and v-stitch necks in a simple colour palette. Interested? Show your support over at the Kickstarter page with all kinds of offers and deals in return for your contribution. Step into the gallery for more
Dyer & Jenkins To Offer Quality, Affordable Denim and Basics Made in America is a post by Lena Dystant on Selectism.
For those of you bored with unattractive, out of place, bulky desktop speakers, here’s a little something you might be interested in. A small company called Running Farm Labs have created the Timbre Speaker, a full-range, single-driver system, finely engineered desktop speakers made from high quality materials. How does it work? “The stainless steel sheet is driven by a voice coil and acts as both the diaphragm and suspension of the speaker. By reinforcing it in some areas and firmly clamping it in others, the frequency response and timbre can be tuned as desired.” Add to that its clean, slimline design and you’ve got something pretty special. The speakers are set to be released in January 2014, head to their Kickstarter page to get in on the action.
Timbre Speakers Brings Top Quality Sound In A Slim, Sleek Package is a post by Bolade Banjo on Selectism.
With the release of the Stussy by Holden 2013 fall/winter collection, the two brands traveled to Hokkaido, Japan for a fun session in the snow. The black-and-white video captures the experiences along with the beautiful powder the mountain has to offer. With all the action going on, some of the items and details can be missed — including the collection’s custom tree print camo, eco-friendly fabrics and tailored fits – head over to the Stussy homepage for the full set of images.
Caste Quality has been quietly brewing a movement since its inception in 2012. The brand, born in the underground of the Philadelphia skate scene, emphasizes handcrafted, bespoke quality for the modern skater. The fits are generous, but never baggy, and the minimalist, vintage aesthetic opposes the large logos and loud colors of other contemporary skate-focused brands. The independent brand has just released a lookbook for its Fall/Winter 2013 goods, set in a fittingly spare industrial background. Enjoy the lookbook above, and be sure to pick up Caste’s newest goods on the brand’s web shop.