The Homophobia Found in Streetwear Culture Today

As Tiffany Godoy writes for Highsnobiety, streetwear was “once the bastion of counter culture fringe populations, including early skaters, surfers, graffiti artists, punks and hip-hop artists. Most people that wore the product contributed to the scene, giving one real street cred that aligned you with a like-minded community.” That’s no longer the case. Citing thousands of unfollows and homophobic comments on their Instagram following a …

Alpine Parrot’s Technical Hiking Pants for Women

A debut product from a brand on a mission to produce outdoor clothing for underrepresented people

With the Ponderosa Pants—already funded and continuing to amass interest on Kickstarter—Denver-based retail brand Alpine Parrot affirms its mission to develop gear that encourages fun in the outdoors and helps make it more accessible for underrepresented people. Raquel Vélez, the brand’s CEO (and a former robotics and software engineer), founded Alpine Parrot in 2019 as a direct response to the lack of outdoor apparel options …

Gift Guide: Unconventional Florals for Spring

Eschewing traditional, dainty patterns in favor of bold blossoms

We all know that floral for spring isn’t groundbreaking, but there’s no denying the appeal of embracing the spirit of the season. Eschewing the dainty and traditional in favor of unconventional, bold and off-kilter floral patterns, we have rounded up some of our favorite apparel, accessories and footwear for all genders. From geometric daisies to photo-print plants, marine flora and beyond, these prints take floral …