RAEN x Banks Journal Give You And Your Partner The Perfect Excuse To Start Sharing Clothes - Stab Mag

RAEN x Banks Journal Give You And Your Partner The Perfect Excuse To Start Sharing Clothes

Save money, look better. Who says no?

Words by Zack Raffin

Good collaborations are often made from either stark contrast or intrinsic similarity.

The latest collection from RAEN and Banks Journal represents the latter. The two brands offices are less than 45 mins from each other (otherwise known as a So-Cal stone’s throw) and share a unique love for coastal living and aesthetics. With this in mind, the two teamed up to create a limited-edition range of eyewear and apparel that thankfully hit stores just in time for your Spring/Summer wardrobe overhaul.

Photo: Zak Bush

Utilizing some of Banks Journal’s most popular silhouettes as well as RAEN’s square Myles frame in their proprietary bio-acetate, the two teams touched on all the key points one would need to not only look good, but feel good about their purchase. According to Banks Journal’s Head of Design Mr. Chris Schulstad, “We used a custom, hand-painted artwork of brush strokes, representing a saltwater bleached effect that embodies whitewash. This provided a tie-dye illusion, giving new life to our Bucket Hat, Elastic Boardshort and Woven Shirt. While this began as a bit of an experiment, the result turned out better than we ever expected, with RAEN then mirroring this into their signature best-selling style the Myles.”

Photo: Chris Schulstad

The whole collection is done in ‘Light Lemon’, which is perfectly on trend with the washed out, warm colors seen on runways the likes of Lanvin and Ferragamo in last year’s SS21 shows. While that last sentence may make some of you throw up a little bit, if you’re not fashionably inclined, chances are your better half is. With the RAEN/Banks team thoughtfully illustrating the fact that all 4 of these items will look just as good on you as they will your partner, what’s there to lose? On the off chance you don’t like it… then your girl has a new shirt, and has that ever been a bad thing?

Click here to shop the RAEN x Banks Journal collection.


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