Stab Recommends: Saturdays x Mr Porter’s Match Made in Heaven Collab
How lovely yellow is!
There’s few things that get us scrambling for the plastic faster than “Saturdays”, “Mr Porter” and “Exclusive” in the same sentence.
Saturdays ascent from “Surf NYC” tees to where they now find themselves—atop the totem of loosely surf-affiliated fashion houses—is nothing short of remarkable. Connecting surf and the city that never sleeps (let’s be honest, New York proper and legitimate surf is an exercise in sitting in traffic in the middle of winter) was a long shot, but it paid off. The reason? Saturdays’ aesthetic never misses. Their latest Mr. P range is no exception.
Not an Abercrombie Hood
It’s hard to pull off the washed-out olive hoodie without it seeming like it should have “Academy” or some such generic nonsense plastered across the front, but Saturdays have managed it without straying into Abercrombie territory. The S-take on the yin/yang logo is a pleasant nod to surf brands past.
Cocktail Guy Short Sleeve Button-up
Loud shirts are difficult to pull off, but damned effective if you’ve got the gall to rock on. This short-sleeve says I like to have a good time, I’ll throw down for a round of motor cars, but I’m not a wanker; That white Disco out the front isn’t mine. Eugh.
Golden Boy Tee (with gorgeous type)
Seeing as they’re dyed in the wool New Yorkers, this has to be a tip of the hat to the Sein (“each wash brings Golden Boy one step closer, that’s what makes the T-shirt such a tragic figure…”). The Saturdays take on Golden Boy is the exact same shade as the one featured in The Marine Biologist, but the type is what sets it apart. No one was doing type tee this well in the 90s.
Souvenir from ‘Naam Tee
Adore the M.A.S.H basic training vibes here, and we all know that a couple of shades off true white is tops when it comes to tees. If you’ve a penchant for the finer things in life, then the shade of such activities is what makes the white t-shirt such a tragic figure. Single O long blacks, rich French claret; enjoy it while it’s blemish-free.
Look How Tanned I Am Trunks
Yellow gets a bad rap: accusations of cowardice, derogatory name for our eastern brothers and sisters etc., but one realm where yellow reigns (and is much under-utilised) is trunks. There’s no shade better to make a set of caramel pins pop.
Not for the Clumsily Inclined Canvas Jacket
Now unless you’re a cool steady hand Luke who’s a whizz with the Napisan, we’d be inclined to suggest steering clear of cream canvas jackets, but this thing’s so goddamn beautiful it might be worth it for those first few stain-free months (if you can last that long). Perfect for throwing on to jazz up an otherwise drag get up.
Jamaica We Have a Bobsled Team Wetsuit Top
Cool Runnings anyone? Now I know what you’re thinking: as if anyone who shreds is going to shell out £289 for a banana-trim front zip. And you may well be right. However, if whilst bobbing around our local pointbreak (ducking, weaving, trying not to get drowned by crusties on surf mats etc) we witnessed someone connecting the dots in one of these with matching lemon trunks, that could well be peak affluent surf cool 2020.
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