Words by Rachel Murphy / Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
For true graffiti heads, the name Gorey is synonymous with a fresh take on the classic, ’70s and ’80s letter forms. Now, the Frenchman behind the aerosol can has channeled his artistic endeavors into a debut clothing line, Woolf NYC. Like his Parisian murals, the range puts a unique twist on the classic – in this case, subtle updates to traditional sportswear. The attention is in the details with this 25-piece collection. A comfortable level of color spatters the line, which features understated staples including 100 percent cotton crew necks and flannel shirts. Contrasting pockets and collars keep things interesting on the neat but street tailoring, while solid fabric interlays add an interesting dichotomy to some of the busier prints. Woolf NYC is available exclusively for a very limited period – we mean until Thursday (Feb. 20)– at Jackthreads.com
P.S. If – like Kanye and ASAP Rocky –you’re down with Dries van Noten, you’ll know camouflage is back in a big way this season. If not, here’s the memo.