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Man About Town: Villages & Villas

My lens was still on zoom, took portraits of strippers in Atlanta, the next day I had a smoothie in Tulum, swinging back and forth in a hammock getting tanned, as new ideas came to me I wrote them in the sand.

NEEDS&WANTS Delivery One / 2017

Since our last collection came out in October, I wasn't in a rush to design anything. I wanted to travel, reset, and then expand the collection beyond varsity jackets. This new collection consists of multiple silhouettes, some cuts that are form fitting and some that are oversized. After all, thats really just a reflection of my personal style, which has been monochromatic and uniformed as of late.



I think the more we evolve into the digital space, fashion will become a lot more uniform. I'm not sure if that's because people have less time to pay attention to getting dressed, or if it's how much the internet is killing a sense of personal style. Either way, It's clear that what transcends time is always what's kept simple. My only exception to buying in excess, is plain tees—you can never have enough plain tees.



Above: NEEDS&WANTS ¾ Double Layer Shorts (Olive). Fabric imported from Italy. Made in Canada.

During my brief stint studying fashion design, I didn't care much for the technical courses, but I remember how interested I was in fashion history. It wasn't until around after World War 1 that exterior logo placement on clothing became a thing, which I believe started with Rene Lacoste's pique polo. Before then, if you wanted to know what someone was wearing you'd have to ask, or assume the unmistakable cut of a tweed jacket was Chanel. Years after leaving school, that approach to design has stuck with me. The new collection should be out sooon, we've just gotta finish renovating the new site first, that in itself is a design process, lol.