Stussy Brings Familiar Influences to Spring/Summer 19 Collection
Streetwear stalwarts Stussy have always drawn from their home turf of Laguna Beach for inspiration; specifically, the artists, skate kids and surfers that inhabit the California locale. Less concerned with fashion than with projecting a level of tribal awareness for whichever subculture or crew they might roll with, thrift shops and surplus stores were the go-to spots to replace the latest shredded sweatshirt or pair of trousers. Stussy’s latest collection captures this effortless spirit to perfection, combining a wealth of influences to create something quintessentially Stussy, which we’ve highlighted in our latest photo editorial, shot on location in that most laid-back of locales: the laundrette.
Vintage-style sweatshirts and hoodies — in looser, period-appropriate fits — form the core of the collection, boasting graphics and embroidery inspired by everything from thrifted varsity sweats to old motorsports memorabilia. Sticking with the preppy theme, wide striped rugby shirts also make an appearance, cementing their spot as one of the best layering pieces a man can have in his wardrobe: a bit smarter than a sweatshirt, but more robust than a polo, the rugby shirt is the perfect workhorse for the transitional months.
Keeping things versatile for the warmer weather, the outerwear includes a deep indigo coverall jacket in heavy canvas and a pullover ripstop track top in a bold, 90s-style colourway. Running the gamut of collegiate style, sportswear and vintage workwear, this is one of the Stussy’s most eclectic, yet wearable collections yet.
The standout piece is the aforementioned coverall jacket. A staple of American workwear for decades, the jacket’s ready availability, hardwearing construction and utilitarian look have made it a menswear favourite, and this version is one of the best we’ve seen. Subtly differentiated from the originals with a more robust fabric, contrasting stitching and a printed Stussy Stock logo to the chest, the jacket is the perfect throw-on piece for any time of year.