With a floral motif that invokes the still-life oil paintings of European Old Masters, the pattern on Skull & Bones’ hand-painted Dutch floral boxer brief pops with color. Composed of an ultra-soft blended fabric—95% polyester, 5% spandex—the underwear maximizes stretch and support, while maintaining comfort always.
Made in the Thomas Pink workshop in London’s Vauxhall neighborhood, the limited-edition Patchwork collection brings together surplus fabrics (reducing waste in the process). These 100% cotton shirts, in relaxed silhouettes, play upon the traditional striped dress-shirt style with charm. There are only 30 shirts available in each style, however. Price is in Pounds.
Born from a partnership with Pittsburgh-based organization First Mile, Puma’s Erupt Trail running sneakers employ yarns made from plastic pollution collected in Taiwan, Honduras and Haiti. This silhouette is the first from this sustainable collection, but it’s also a continuation of a refresh of the Puma brand that commenced a few years back. Referencing design-forward footwear both past and present, this iteration offers high-performing tread and support systems and plenty of stylish finishing touches.
Featuring a hand-drawn, anatomical pattern in pops of orange and red, these tie-dye “Tangerine Aubergine” socks from Al’s Big Deal were designed using the batik method (which employs resistant wax, meant to create vivid contrast). Available in two sizes (regular and large), each black bamboo/rayon sock may be subtly different, due to the one-by-one dyeing process.
Made from bamboo, bio-based packaging, and a water-based cleaning solution, DFNS compostable sneaker wipes can buff off stains, spills, scuffs and dust from leather and vinyl sneakers. With just a few wipes, troublesome spots disappear and leave sneakers clean and even disinfected—as bamboo has natural antibacterial properties. Plus, the Amsterdam-based company employs factories powered by wind to produce each package. Available in packs of 30.
From Australian brand Perks and Mini (better known as PAM), these Animal swim shorts are made from 100% polyester and feature back and side pockets, rendering them as practical for everyday wear as they are for the beach. With leopard and reptile patterning as well as swirling, abstract digital prints, the shorts are alluringly audacious. Featuring mesh underwear lining and a drawstring waist, they’re available in small, medium and large.
Khu Khu’s bold, colorful fans are handmade in Spain from wood and cotton. This one, from the Cool Cats collection, channels a distinctly vintage vibe through its illustration of leopards lounging in trees. With lush green, azure and golden hues, the fan is finished with a cyan tassel.
Dyed using the time-consuming and meticulous technique called kasezome (aka hank- or skein-dyeing), this Studio D’Artisan jacket celebrates Japanese tradition and craftsmanship. Crafted from 100% cotton Studio D’Artisan original sashiko fabric, the jacket features a plush wool lining and collar as well as black snap buttons. A combination of workwear and luxury, tradition and modernity, this jacket is available in sizes 38 to 44 and is made in Japan.
From Honor The Gift’s Art Department collection, these painter shorts reference the range’s tagline “Don’t Mind the Mess” as the heavyweight duck canvas is decorated with custom, hand-treated splashes of paint. The shorts sit above the knee, feature custom hardware, and are intended to match a splattered kimono-style top. The brand was founded by Russell Westbrook (NBA player for the Houston Rockets) and has a playful, DIY approach that’s reminiscent of Westbrook’s on-court attitude.
From Groover Spectacles (founded by Masataka Nakajima), the Baryon Sunglasses combine retro tinges with contemporary touches for a silhouette and style that’s charming and bold, but wearable. Made in Japan, these shades are crafted from a high-quality acetate whose subtle transparent colorway is offset by lime green lenses—which are, of course, UV protective.
Designed for windy and rainy conditions, Houdini Sportswear’s The Square is a shin-length wrap-style skirt that’s easy to take on and off as needed with a simple hook and webbing waistband. Made in Japan from 70% recycled and 30% face fabric polyester (the silent, water-repellant top layer), the piece boasts a matte finish that adds subtle sophistication. Just like a raincoat, The Square is wind- and water-proof, and is resilient to rips and snags. The lightweight unisex garment’s wrap design makes it extra functional, as it can buckle at various sizes depending on your outfit underneath. Easily stored in a day bag, this is a perfect solution for unexpected foul weather.
Meticulously made to order from nine-karat gold and differently shaped pieces of tourmaline, hydrothermal emerald and tsavorite garnet, Seb Brown’s Green Signet ring can be crafted in any size necessary. The Melbourne-based designer’s delightfully off-kilter take on the traditional signet ring can be worn by all genders. Price is in AUD.
Made in the colors of the Aboriginal Australian flag, this T-shirt by Gammin Threads (a company owned and helmed by a descendent of the Yorta Yorta, Taungurung, Boon wurrung and Mutti Mutti nations) celebrates black women. On the front of the 100% combed cotton top are a couple red and yellow flowers and, on the back—in bold and exultant type—is the statement, “respect blak matriarchy.” Available in sizes S to 5XL, this shirt is made for wear all year, but perhaps particularly on 26 January. Price is in AUD.
California’s Taylor Stitch is selling three limited edition corduroy Piston jackets in an online auction right now, with 100% of the proceeds donated to the New South Wales Rural Fire Service. Each jacket is chain-stitched, and our pick of the three is by Tina Vines, with lettering from Golden West Sign Arts. Retro-tinged but concurrently timeless, this 100% organic cotton jacket is versatile and its indigo will wear beautifully over time.
A collaboration between outerwear brand Stutterheim and Ghostly, the lightweight Stockholm LW Raincoat is ideal for wet, blustery weather during transitional seasons, thanks to its 100% PU build and 100% polyester membrane. The record label’s name is printed four times on the back and their spooky mascot appears in purple on the raincoat’s sleeve. The all-gender raincoat was designed in Sweden and made in Poland.
Featuring chain-stitched “Aloha” text and hibiscus flower motifs by Australian surfer, artist and musician, Kai Brown (under his moniker All My Relations), Birdwell’s Aloha field jacket references a silhouette donned by WWII soldiers. With an interior tropical print, detachable patch, and a pair of velcro squares for additional patches, this cotton poplin jacket was produced in an edition of 30. 100% of the proceeds from its sale will go to Australian fire support services.