Hiking season is upon us, and whilst the weather is still having more bad days than good, this GORP-inspired outfit is cosy enough for a trek, but versatile enough for the streets. The relaxed profile of this look promotes manoeuvrability whilst remaining undeniably stylish and streetwear-friendly. The first piece is a cuffed beanie from Nike’s outdoor division, ACG, is a warm, mixed rib hat featuring the brand’s logo embroidered on the crown. The sleek design and functionality stay true to ACG’s legacy, and the hat can be worn rolled up for a shorter depth or unrolled when extra coverage is needed. Taking inspiration from retro 80’s mountaineering fleeces from the likes of Patagonia and The North Face, the Brain Dead Teddy Sherpa jacket fuses warm polyester fleece with contrasting purple highlights in the form of nylon panelling, a half zip fastening, zippered side pockets and a single chest pocket for valuables. The worldwide collective of artists and designers inspired by subcultures as a whole put their unique stamp on this fleece jacket with a woven abstract motif of the brand logo. The second hit of Brain Dead lies underneath the jacket, with the Braided Burnout long sleeve t-shirt boasting a comfortable relaxed fit, an earthy sage-brown finish and soft, velvet overlays for a luxurious feel.
This week’s trousers are supplied by Japanese camping and outdoor enthusiasts, Snow Peak. The Niigata-based team have been creating tried and tested premium outdoor clothing since its inception in 1958, with the Takibi trousers being no exception. These loose-fitting and wide-leg trousers are made from a fire-resistant cotton and acrylic ripstop fabric, with an adjustable elasticated waistband and knee pleats for added ease of movement. A subtle embroidered logo decorates the back of the trousers, with drawstring ankle cuffs for a tapered look. On foot, we see the classic Air Max 95 silhouette from Nike with a combination of mesh, durable textile and a suede toe cap sat atop a chunky air bubble sole which is great for walking in fields or up hills (if you’re willing to get a bit messy). For your snacks, drinks and anything else you need while exploring, Eastpak has got you covered with the collaborative sling bag; created with the ultra-unique South Korean brand Ader Error. This sling bag is compact but mighty, with a 26-litre carrying volume, a 15” padded laptop sleeve and three detachable internal bags including a side bag, clippable mini backpack and a smaller chalk-style pouch. The padded strap also has a small pouch pocket, and a branded braided strap to the front for clipping small accessories to.
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