It feels like we’ve finally rounded the corner. I mean that in a couple ways. First, I’m referring to the weather, which here in Brooklyn where I’m writing this particular sentence you’re reading right now, has finally switched over to “fuck you, it’s hot now.” Not exactly ideal all the time, but it does bring me to the second meaning of our corner-rounding, which is that as the world warms up and vaccinations kick in, it feels like we’re finally getting back to the living of our lives outside of the Groundhog Day-esque existence that permeated the last 14 months or so. Put another way: As we head into Memorial Day Weekend, people seem ready to party.
And what do you need for a party? A damn good camp-collar shirt sure doesn’t hurt. Neither does a pitch-perfect pair of pants, some of the coolest sandals we’ve seen in a minute, or a pale purple hoodie basically tailor-made for the rare chilly evening. All that—plus a whole lot more—is hitting shelves this week, and I’ve rounded it all up for you here. Raise a glass to the long weekend, folks. And while you’re at it, why not celebrate with a purchase or two? It’s the American way.
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Short-Sleeve Guayabera Shirt in Hand-Blocked Print
Hand-blocked paisley on a guayabera riff that comes complete with the hip pockets traditionally found on the go-to warm-weather shirt? Say less.
Dock Pant in Cotton-Linen
And would you look at that: the perfect pants to wear with it.
New Balance continues its hot streak this week alongside South Central, L.A.-based brand Bricks & Wood. The new riff on the 57/40 in red, yellow, and green (you just don’t see enough green sneakers these days) is available on May 28 on Bricks & Wood’s site, and at New Balance in a wider release on June 4.
LeBron 18 Low x Mimi Plange ‘Higher Learning’
Ghanaian-born designer Mimi Plange brings her eye to a pair of LeBron 18 lows, dropping on June 2. It’s been a while since I was excited about a basketball shoe, but here I am once more, excited about a basketball shoe.
Cardinal Stock Fleece Pants
Speaking of limited Nike releases: There are still a few sizes left from the Drake-collabin’ Nocta line, which dropped its Cardinal Stock collection this week. Don’t sleep.
Standard Sweatpants – Burnt Olive
And speaking of good sweatpants: Standard Issue dropped a new color of its can’t-be-beat bottoms this week. It’s a low-key banger.
Heavy Terry Shorts
Digital Bracelet Watch
Throwback divers are great and all, but something about a throwback digital watch (with a digitized version of an analog display!) feels extra on-point right now.
Hiro Clark manages to make simple, text-driven graphic tees feel fresh again. That’s no mean feat.
Tie Dye T-Shirt
On first glance, it’s a tie-dye tee in an earthy, toned-down color palette that brings the pattern into the 21st century. But it’s even better than that, because it’s also a true performance piece made from Italian stretch nylon. Perfect for your daily run—and whatever comes after.
Releasing on May 29, Neighborhood’s bandana-print riffs on Suicoke’s beloved Moto slides—black and brown colorways are available—are sure to sell out quick.
53mm Square Sunglasses
It’s hip to be…oh god, I’m sorry. Please forgive me. I didn’t actually finish the phrase!
Tie-Dyed Cotton-Jersey Sweatshirt
Kapital’s crewneck sweatshirt falls somewhere between “groovy tie-dye” and “fancy Italian marble.” To be clear: This is a very good thing.
I’m not sure exactly what I’m looking at here—an extended series of color wheels? A sunset-themed polka dot?—but I like it.
Pouch Shoulder Bag
If you haven’t yet climbed aboard the “carrying a cool little pouch to hold all the stuff that’s overflowing your pockets” train, it’s officially time to do so.
Sterling Silver Easy Rider Ring with Turquoise Stone
Go ahead and embrace your inner kooky aunt who moved to Arizona to be closer to the vibrations.
Metro Track Jacket
Nothing says, “It’s spring and I’m not afraid of mustard stains” quite like a bright white track jacket.
Gregory Peck Round-Frame Tortoiseshell Acetate Photochromic Sunglasses
The shape is inspired by the pair Peck wore in To Kill a Mockingbird. If it’s good enough for him, believe me: It’s good enough for you.
1000 Mile Boot
Wolverine’s famous 1000 Mile boots, now done up in the same leather used on Rawlings’ iconic baseball gloves. No surprise these moved quick, but if you’re lucky, you might just fine a pair left in your size.
Synthe Lightweight Hooded Jacket
A super-light, highly packable jacket is an all-season essential.
Jacaranda Purple Tonal Captain Hoody
Don’t you know it’s shorts and hoodies season?
Okay, okay, you got me. This isn’t actually all that new. But we’ve never featured it and it’s too good to ignore. So, here it is.
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