Words by Cameron McLauchlan
The summer sales are now in full swing and rolling in by the bucket load. In this weeks edition of ‘something for the weekend’ we’ll be constructing a vibrant summer fit from some of our favourite discounted brands and leave you with bread crumb trail list of websites, offering huge discounts for you to find your summer steals.
Stussy named after its founder Shawn Stussy, is a skatewear/
streetwear brand which dates back to the early 80’s.
Originally a surfwear brand operating out of Laguna Beach,California. Shawn Stussy began creating custom surfboards and then made the move into apparel later on referencing the graffiti styles of the time along with his uncle, Jan Fredrick Stussy’s signature to create the Iconic Logo we recognise today.
Through the years Stussy has made references from areas including hip-hop, skate, pop-culture and high-fashion visible in their archives such as the Stussy monogram collection, putting their own spin on the Vuitton monogram.
Today Stussy simmers near the top of a streetwear melting pot with recent collaborations including Dover Street Market and Nike. Stores can be found globally and on most fashion retailers in-store and online.
This quarter zip is the perfect starting point if your looking to get your colour game up this summer.
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North Face Swim Short – £45 down to £29 – 35% off
“In the Northern Hemisphere, the north face of a mountain is generally the coldest, iciest and most formidable route to climb. Our founders thought this name reflected our mission and dedication to the extreme.” The North Face
The North Face, founded by Doug Tompkins was set-up to provide high quality climbing gear for those looking to tackle tougher terrain. Since its inception into the outerwear market back in 1968 the brand has established itself as THE go-to brand for professional climbing/ casual outdoor wear.
In recent years the brand has successfully risen in popularity by deepening its product width creating more apparel and through its best selling silhouettes such as the Nupste and its collaborations with the likes of Supreme, Timberland, Vans and high end designer Junya Watanabe.
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To learn the full story and sustainable commitments The North Face maintains :
Nike air max 270 Bowfin – £125 down to £79 – 35% Off
If you aren’t familiar with the story of Nike…… I will refrain from sarky under a rock comment now. However I would highly recommend reading founder Phil Knights book ‘SHOE DOG’ which details in the full the story behind the largest sportswear brand in the world today. A true fairytale.
Enough blowing hot smoke. If you’re reading this, unfamiliar with the story of Nike. It was founded by athletics fanatic Phil Knight in the 60’s along with his former track and field coach, Bill Bowerman of Oregon University and was originally established as ‘Blue Ribbon Sports’. Knight was a keen runner and prior to his creation of Nike he sold shoes for Onitsuka as the main U.S. distributor.
The brand name of Nike came in a dream from Knights East Cost Factory Manger “Johnson” after various brain storms. Fairytale stuff.
The Air Max 270 is a fairly new silhouette from Nike, with this Bowfin iteration featuring ACG (Nikes outerwear sub-brand) aspects such as the adjustable-tie lacing feature, this sneaker complements the Stussy zip-up colour wise and provides and comfortable, breathable shoe for summer.
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Cav Empt Side Bag – £205.00 down to £124 – 40% off
Cav Empt, a relatively new brand on the streetwear scene with price points not shy off of its high-end counterparts has made a success of establishing itself, creating striking utilitarian pieces with its recognisable red embroiled logo on the left upper arm.
The dark story, of how the Tokyo based CAV Empt was birthed out of the infamous 2011 Earthquake which wiped out nuclear reactors and killed over 15,000 people after its shockwaves created an equally destructive tsunami. In an interview with magazine DAZED co-founder of the brand Toby Feltwell explained;
“The city normally has a ridiculous overuse of light all over the place. It clearly felt to us that this was like the ned of something, it’s time to work out what happens next”. Referring to the tragedy.
This use of a dark narrative can be seen clearly from collection to collection with a heavy focus on dark earthy colours such as greys, blacks, browns and greens with the t-shits and hoodies often appearing or in fact are over-dyed. Wearability and functionality are present in each piece, most obviously in the outerwear pieces which highlight a clear consciousness of the need to provide something with a purpose to the wearer beyond just looking good. The pieces do look good by the way.
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Other sales worth a checkout below : (LOW/MID/HIGH) refers to price point.
Farfetch (High) – https://www.farfetch.com/uk/shopping/women/sale/all/items.aspx
Working Class heroes (Mid/Low) – https:// www.workingclassheroes.co.uk
Mr Porter – (HIGH/MID) – https://www.mrporter.com/en-gb/mens/ sale/all?cm_sp=homepage-_-P1-_-campaignsalebanner1stmd- _-20-06-19
End Clothing (MID/HIGH) – https://www.endclothing.com/gb/
Style Creep – (LOW/MID) – https://www.stylecreep.com
Machine-A – (HIGH) – https://www.machine-a.com
Selfridges – (MID/HIGH) – https://www.selfridges.com/GB/en/
Well Gosh – (MID) – https://wellgosh.com