Fashion is full of contradicting elements that, when put together, actually work quite well. There’s luxury streetwear that’s made brands like Louis Vuitton and Balenciaga more accessible, performance denim that adds flexibility to the fabric, and athleisure that marries sportswear with loungewear.
Riding that same paradoxical wave are men’s brands Taylor Stitch and Stetson, which recently collaborated on a collection that merges two very different sides of fashion. The duo teamed up to create a collection of men’s denim pieces that “look just as good dust kickin’ as city slickin’,” according to Taylor Stitch.
The partnership blends Taylor Stitch’s focus on fit and fabrics with Stetson’s 150-plus year heritage in Western wear.
The collection includes The Shop Shirt, a 12-oz. indigo button-down shirt made with hemp, recycled polyester and organic cotton; The Western Shirt, a 100 percent organic cotton snap button shirt; and The Jack, a trim-fit, 100 percent organic cotton dobby shirt in charcoal gray. Jeans include two selvedge styles: The Slim Jean and The Democratic Jean with a green cast, both made with organic cotton.
And it wouldn’t be a Stetson’s collaboration without some rugged accessories. The collection includes two packable wool felt hats with suede bands and waxed suede moto boots with Vibram soles.
“These are meant to be worn on your greatest adventure, your everyday life and everywhere that life takes you. From hard-wearing boots and blue jeans to hats that are crushable and easy-wearing. Nothing precious here, ever,” Taylor Stitch writes on its website.
The collection retails from $125-$348.