Because no one reads magazines anymore (especially those about streams), SLVDR‘s founder/designer Rob Myers looked to the “Field & Street” when designing the brand’s Fall 2013 collection. This early look at the full offering — which The Crosby Press has before anyone else — has us reeling, rife as it is with technical fabrics and classic whimsy.
Start with the materials. Myers incorporated ThermoTech (a proprietary Hong Kong-developed synthetic that’s up to 30% hollow for heat conservation), stretchy Lycra T400, and waterproof polytec fabrics to create top- and mid-layers that’re extremely functional without looking it. Taped zippers, banded cuffs, and unobtrusive hoods all underscore the collection’s field-readiness.
But the street gets its lick in, too. Myers imbued crewnecks and button-ups with eclectic patterns — normal-dye micro-polkas; under-dye macro-polkas — and innovative colorblocking to keep the collection from slipping too deeply into the tech realm.
Our personal favorites? The Aperature parka in sky blue, which is sewn from three-layer organic cotton/recycled poly yarns and is rated at 20,000mm waterproof (comparable to offerings from strictly technical brands like Arc’Teryx & Patagonia); the Karlon polka-owl print cotton hoodie; and the made-in-the-US camo-trimmed Kromer hunting caps.
Shop the full collection at select stockists & SLVDR’s webstore starting August 15th, 2013.