We’ve rounded up all the best clothing drops from the world of streetwear that you should be considering spending your money on at the moment. Summertime can be rough for the bank account, but for anyone looking to treat themselves over this bank holiday, you could do little better than the items on this list.
Clints red bottom stepper track set
Following the success of Clints’ ‘red bottom stepper shoe’, which came out earlier this week, the brand has restocked its signature black tracksuit set. An uncompromisable style has made the Manchester label one of the most talked-about in contemporary streetwear, and although they are more formerly known for their footprint trainers, the tactile apparel is turning the heads of many tastemakers. If you’re in the market for a new two-piece, the understated nature of this functional tracksuit makes it a great option.
Dolly mode shirt
Britain may be trapped under grey skies currently, but Dolly’s ‘mode shirt’ is enough to satisfy anyone’s summer urges. The all-over print piece looks as fitting for the shingly beaches of Chroma as it does the white, sandy beaches of Malibu thanks to its effortlessly vibrant print and colour combinations. Made in London, the brand has caught the eye of Dover Street Market and began to build a cult following thanks to its selection of shirts and handbags. Looking for a statement piece this summer? Well, look no further than any of Dolly’s apparel.
Precious Trust x Quinn Batley jeans
Taking inspiration from North African street culture, Precious Trust has laid down the foundations for a bustling streetwear scene in the UAE. Their influence has transpired borders and had a profound effect on Britain’s streets too, with people praising their experimental graphics and unique cuts. These jeans are a collaboration with NYC photographer and videographer Quinn Batley, who’s synonymous with the city’s historic skate scene. From the photos, these jeans look like the perfect, baggy drop everyone is craving currently, and their distinctive design will help anyone stand out.
Pawa Speed Sports headscarf
Combining British and Japanese motifs, Pawa’s novel aesthetic is quietly becoming one of the most noteworthy in streetwear. The hustle of @luc.szivo and @seashit, who are behind graphics from brands like Aries, Pawa’s range of goodies have a collectability value that we are finding hard to resist with the remnants of a student loan. These scarfs really established our interest in the brand, with their lively designs looking perfect for festival season or any planned trips abroad. Hoodies, socks, 6-panel caps, and key chains also feature on their webshop, which you can check out here.
Vented longsleeve tees
Vented’s lightweight long sleeves are a perfect option for summer evenings over the next few months. Using the brand’s signature motifs on understated, quality garments has been a feature of their releases over the past year and the ‘V’ graphic works well on these subtle tees. With short sleeves and new ashtrays teased over Instagram, expect more drops to come soon, but at £35, it is difficult to look past these 210 GSM weighted shirts.
Pierre Bassene shorts
Model turned designer Pierre Bassene started his clothing venture only a few years ago, but his dystopian outlook on the fashion game has made him a hot topic among European and US streetwear circles. Building a following through his eye-catching thumbprint designs, the artist doesn’t shy away from tricky pattern cutting. Arguably, this is best displayed In his shorts, which you can buy now.
Life is unfair - the London dress
Life is Unfair have really pulled it out of the bag with this one. Harking back to 70s London, this dress takes influence from punk’s pioneers, adopting a Sex Pistols-Esque typology and featuring various other printed graphics across its fabric. If Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McClaren still had their ‘Paradise Garage’ boutique on King’s Road, this piece would definitely be in there.
jjjound x New Balance
Jjjound’s ongoing collaboration with New Balance looked like it hit its peak with the olive green 990v3 release earlier this year. However, the announcement of a coffee brown and black colourway this week sent sneaker blogs into a frenzy, and it’s easy to see why. Defined by its subtlety and longevity, jjjound’s work with the US trainer makers is becoming both highly coveted and collectable, with the 990v3 holding up as the most sought after silhouette. The reflective motifs, breathable mesh upper and earthy colours on these make it a contender for their best yet.
Punk and Yo summer ts
Celebrated by everyone from Crip Mac to Olaolu Slawn, Punk and Yo’s loud hoodies, jelly belts and crew necks have given the label international praise. Their mobile pop-ups and temporary stores have added to the global hype and solidified themselves as one of the most interesting and elusive independent brands going. Along with two graphic tees, in mustard yellow and black, the brand has dropped its signature belts and jumpers.
Written by Liam Cattermole