Stussy has teamed up with legendary, Hawaii-based Reyn Spooner, the company known for taking the Hawaiian shirt to the heights of casual American classic. Founded in 1962, Reyn Spooner is known for a reverse fabric that imitates the sun-bleached cotton clothing of surfer’s garments.
“You have to respect Reyn Spooner for coming with a look, staying faithful to that look and over a period of nearly 50 years, building an iconic company that represents the Hawaiian Lifestyle,” says Nick Bower, Stussy’s design director. “There’s been a move toward American authentic, but the brands associated with that are usually East Coast or cold weather outdoor brands, I wanted to look at West Coast authentics.”
The Stussy X Reyn Spooner capsule collection features an iconic Reyn Spooner print modified with Stussy’s iconic handscript across sixteen pieces including shirts, walking shorts, swimwear, windbreakers and a range of accessories including bags by Japan-based Porter and a slip-on, cork foot bed sandal by Japan-based brand Tatami. All feature Reyn-Spooner’s classic inside-out construction.
Stussy commissioned legendary book creator and art director Tom Adler to oversee a photo shoot for the project that captures the essence of a Golden Age in California. The collection will be available at Stussy Chapter Stores and online at www.stussy.com.