The summer of 2020 might go down in history as the one that never was. The Fyre festival of summer breaks. The fluff caught in the velcro straps of your adidas Frankfurts. The lost marshmallow to the ancient charcoal BBQ gods. Then Stussy come through with a tip-top collection to remind us that as life goes on, Mother Nature's seasonal dance will persist, & we will still feel compelled to compliment her every twist & turn with a suitably summery outfit.
Awash with the expected silhuettes we've come to know & love from one of our longest standing brand partnerships here at Wellgosh, and executed in a mix of bright & pastel colours with a bit of monochrome madness thrown in for good measure, Stussy Summer 2020 is here & is brightening up our day. Hopefully it can brighten up yours too!
A few stand out shop favourites include:
- the Stussy Tech Ripstop Jacket in yellow priced £150.
This lightweight yet durable summer jacket is perfect for the would-be-festival-goer. Offering protection against goose-pimples during those late night summer evenings, & forming the first line of defence when humidity reaches tipping point & the heavens are forced to open. The ripstop nature of this lightweight outerwear piece means that you can live relatively carefree when it comes to walking through thorny thickets, using it as blanket when sitting atop a rocky outcrop or when you're getting ragged around in a mosh-pit when out supporting your favourite band.
- the Stussy Classic Coach Jacket in orange priced £120.
A stalwart piece in Stussy's Spring/Summer collections; the Classic Coaches Jacket lands in pale orange for 2020. This tried & tested staple is executed in a water resistant polycotton outer-layer & features an embroidered chest logo & a small woven flag label on the left seam. Dress it up or dress it down, jheeze, pop it on as a dressing down when you're making a morning brew; the smooth nylon taffeta lining is soft to touch & feels great on the skin.
- the Stussy Check Crew Neck T-Shirt priced £72.
We've had a few iterations of this badboy in the past, but none quite so classic in nature as this black/white version. Reminiscent of the two-tone movement, and perhaps paying homage to Stussy's relationship with musical subcultures of generations past, this jacquard short sleeved t-shirt features a repeated Stussy motif woven into the body of the fabric. Wellgosh Love indeed.
- the Stussy Cactus Rayon Short Sleeve Shirt priced £137.
Summer wouldn't be summer without an open collared cabana style short sleeve shirt in your arsenal of tricks. Imagine you're on the beach or round the pool, the sun is beating down on you, cocktail in hand & shorts & slides in tow... Now wake up, don't worry, this shirt will look equally fitting at your mate's socially distanced BBQ next Saturday.
- the Stussy Panel Easy Pants (trousers) priced £137.
When it comes to Stussy, we're known more for the business we do up top rather than what we get up to down below, but the Panel Easy Pant ticked all our metaphorical boxes in the showroom last year & didn't fail to turn heads in the warehouse when we we're sorting through the delivery last week. Cut wide & with a relaxed taper, this loose fitting trouser features a printed Stussy tribal pattern down each leg and drops great with a pair of Vans or Converse (or anything on a vulcanised sole). Buy em big & drop em low... it is 2020 after-all.
- the Stussy Houndstooth Work Vest priced £123.
Tactical vests were big news before Stormzy became the first Black British solo headline act at Glastonbury last year. He did it in a 1 of 1 stab proof vest designed by Banksy. However there is no doubt that that iconic performance turned the tactical vest from a left-field item worn by a select few heads in a select few circles, into an acceptable wardrobe piece now to be donned down your local supermarket for the weekly shop (the pockets are great for small change btw). Summer 2020 sees Stussy delve into their material archive a draw for this 100% cotton classic black/white houndstooth fabric & reproduce a style we have had before, but with a nod to their appreciation for high-fashion, muddying further the lines between luxury street styles (worth noting it was Christian Dior who helped cement houndstooth's place in the fashion hall of fame... who was it that recently collaborated with the French fashion house on a trainer that heavily resembled a pair of Cons?! Just saying.)