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Slowtide x TCSS Just Made this Hellish Season Bearable

A perfectly mindless gift.

style // Dec 12, 2018
Words by Stab
Reading Time: 2 minutes

Liking Christmas is troubling, but enjoying the gift giving process is categorically sick

The one time of year you’re forced to take a holiday, coincides with the one time of year that you’re inescapably (unless you’re really creative) obliged to spend time with your family. The horror. Luckily for grinches around the globe however, we now live in a time where the internet makes it impossible to fuck up gifts unless your disorganised beyond belief, or you’ve got poor taste; you can literally have anything you want to your doorstep in two days. Which leads us neatly to this tasteful little Slowtide x TCSS collab. 

Not dainty enough to be excused of duty.

I used to think that wallets were the perfect generic Christmas gifts. Everyone needs one, you take it everywhere and think of the gift giver often. However, if you’re going to invest in anything sturdy and soft to the touch then they’re dear, and, once you have one you don’t have much use for another. Now, whenever anyone with a checkered gift history asks me what I want for my birthday or any of the religious holidays, including the day that JC was supposedly born to a virgin, I say ‘a towel’. Why? Because even if it’s the most hideously-patterned thing in history, at least you can hide it in an obscure corner of your car and pull it out when all other drying options are exhausted.

Bold, sure, but that’s permissible in towels.

Slowtide is a no-frills start up(ish) from the States who’ve dedicated themselves to making towels more than just inanimate liquid absorbers. They’ll give anything a go—collabs with brands, artist prints, bit of humanitarian stuff..—and have an eclectic team of surfers, photogs and artists. When you’re trying to forge an identity for yourself, you can’t fault open-mindedness. Which is where the TCSS collab, the Camio, comes in. I’m getting a bit of a washed-out Waikiki vintage feel here, might be wrong, but one thing that’s certain is that it beats drying off with the ancient germ-rugs that are hanging on the back of most people’s doors. They’ll cost you exactly a pineapple too, a nice round number that makes keeping track of funds straightforward.

Buy one for a friend, relative, or yourself, here.

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