Wellgosh has highlighted some key bits from Stussy’s FW21 release and paired them beautifully with what might be one of the hottest shoe silhouettes around right now: the beatnik. This time, it’s an upgraded beatnik inspired by M-65 jacket liners, complete with a quilted upper, which goes towards facilitating the use of beatniks in colder, wetter months. Fame and enthusiasm is often dangerous though, as I’ve seen numerous people voice a warning that the beatnik might soon be run into the ground. Do repeated collaborations, colourways and rollouts go towards establishing a shoe’s status or does such an isolated hype compromise the shoe itself?
Anyway, this is about Stussy. A standout piece from the collection is undoubtedly the Sherpa Shirt, a stripey and cosy overshirt made of thick polyester fleece and with a polar fleece lining. The light blue still works over darker colours, like this Utopia t-shirt, with a graphic that builds on some of Stussy’s nuanced ethical commitments of one-love, one-heart and one-worldliness. The message is commendable, though, causing us to ask when “the planet will be too hot for humans?” This fresh, virgin cotton t-shirt then concedes, in a similar amount of words: very soon, which is both ironic and true.
Other key pieces include a beanie, pants with a commendable amount of pockets – the lack of which is always something that irritates me about smarter trousers – and a coach jacket that is both classic, smart and extremely versatile. The Stussy throw-up logo reminds everyone that you’re about it while still remaining dapper.
See a broader range over at Wellgosh’s shop.