Fresh Digs by RVCA
A good kit is fundamental to your wellbeing this summer. You know that placebo effect when you have your favorite shirt on and the day goes exactly how you wanted it to? I remember one time I wore the same kit five days in a row just because it kept getting me laid. Definitely don’t […]
A good kit is fundamental to your wellbeing this summer. You know that placebo effect when you have your favorite shirt on and the day goes exactly how you wanted it to? I remember one time I wore the same kit five days in a row just because it kept getting me laid. Definitely don’t be that guy though. Finding a piece that resonates with your inner being isn’t the easiest task but once I got called out I had one of my longest droughts. I guess you can’t cheat the system. We ran some tests and found irrefutable evidence that RVCA’s clothing actually communicates with the higher power so dudes like me and you have better days. To make it even easier, we picked out some key pieces we think will look great this summer. While in search of enlightenment, these eight products will keep you moving in the right direction.
Words by Ian Massoth
Summer’s coming in hot, time to gear up. Keep it classy with this RVCA x Kelsey Brookes ANP chest-zip wetsuit jacket on those warm water days when you want to keep the wind and those pesky ultra-violets off that bare back of yours. Every wetty is individually numbered for all you out there that want to feel a little extra love in your rubber. Oh, and they’re freshly furnished with Kelsey Brookes’ original artwork. Zip it up for full function, or if you’re feeling a little breezy, leave it open you style-guy you.
This one is called the Interaction T-Shirt. I think they should’ve named this thing the The Binary T. Something techy like that. This has to be what the Internet looks like right? Upcode… downcode… alternating colors and shapes directing the pirated Kendrick album (which is great btw) to your Macbook Pro. I mean what else could the information superhighway look like? This graphic is as good as it gets without looking like that guy who always offers his opinion on new tech gear. “The Moto360 is the only smartwatch with a round circuit board, far better then the square AppleWATCH.” Alright dude we get it, you were first in line for your Google Glasses.
Good board shorts are an integral purchase for summer. They’re one of the only pieces you can wear everyday without being called a scumbag. If you’re going to wear them 24/7 you better make sure they’re good. I dig these Terminal Volley shorts. They have an elastic waist and drawcord with an above-the-knee cut that gives a retro feel without bringing any of that day-glo nonsense. Instead, the vague resemblance of palm leaves (read indica) will work with any color from your T-shirt inventory. Bonus note: When you’re hoping Marco polo’s you that joint, he’ll definitely know you’re down.
Only rockstars can pull this jacket. That’s you, duh! Wearing this twill work jacket, you could skate into that pomade brand’s parking lot party, eat shit singing Taylor Swift – Bad Blood, and still land Bella Hadid’s number. RVCA’s red take on this classic jacket silhouette was originally used by railroad workers in the 1800’s. These jackets needed to be durable and long lasting to withstand rigorous hours of labor. The result: a jacket that will last longer then you do with guaranteed shades of manly.
Really digging the Backup Crew Sweatshirt. The color blocking and orange detail reminded me of an article I read on the BBC recently. The University of Queensland researchers argued that uniforms of the right color help athletes reach their “Ideal Performance State.” Show up for coffee and a wave check wearing this uniform and you’ll definitely get talking to that yogi babe you keep spotting. Next thing you know you’ll be gluten free and trying hemp protein.
These Lazed Daze pants are pretty on point. I first noticed the jogger while living in London. The elastic ankle sits above a typical hem length which stands out a bit. All the sneaker heads in Shoreditch wanted to show off their rare shoes. RVCA’s taken note and made a summer version. They’re perfect for that quick run to the liquor store and/or to meet for a drink at the bar. Throw on some beat up white low tops to look slightly relaxed and athletic. It’s summer time, remember? Best part is you could just abort mission and watch some Archer on Netflix cause these are perfect for that too.
RVCA beanies are among the best in the game. I know you think you can just go to any ol’ clothing store and grab one but think back to how many times that has failed you. Finding the perfect fitting beanie is kind of like finding a girl below a 4 crazy and above an 8 hot on the Hot/Crazy Matrix, otherwise known as a Unicorn. If you find one make sure to capture it alive so we can run some tests and replicate its origin. Actually, it’s probably just easier to go grab one of these beanies since it comes in a couple colors and is guaranteed to fit.
This 30L Caravan Weekend Bag is definitely the duffel bag Johnny Depp used to smuggle drugs in the movie Blow. One bag full of dirty laundry and the other full of paraphernalia. Remember that scene in the airport? Johnny tries to maintain his calm by using transcendental meditation. He projects himself to a fun party, a moment of triumph, or a sexual encounter. Luckily it’s not the 80’s and even better, you’re just getting back from Bali. You only have dirty laundry and no real excuse for obsessing on that sexual encounter. Weekend bag? With skate straps on the bottom you can even bring your board. What more do you need then some interaction, a couple lazy days, your backup crew, the work jacket, and that beanie I was just on about.
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