Savvy operations avoid being seasonal -- Colorado resorts let summertime action junkies bike their slopes, and T.O. lets summertime VH1 junkies watch him suck year round. For a clothing company eying 365 relevance, try on Recession Rags' new pants.
From a Brooklyn designer who started out hawking trendy suit-pant shorts made of local factories' deadstock, RR's battling back the cold with a new line of similarly constructed, reasonably priced shorts that actually have legs. Available in both slim fit and straight leg models, the fifteen initial fabric offerings run from thick vintage herringbones, to solid wools, to lightweight pinstripes, to bold Glen Plaids, any of which can be spiced with up to eight custom details including contrasting fabric on the belt loops/cuffs, waistband/pocket piping, velvet pocket lining, and detail fabric on the zipper, aka ding bling. Capturing the bold scruffage of jeans, some of the Glen Plaids have also been hand-distressed with a variety of patches, holes, and frays, for a worn look that effortlessly suggests a history of tireless on-your-knees pleading to not be fired.
Ready made jobs'll be available throughout the year, but custom steezing can be had either by scheduling an appointment or hitting up RR's blowout fitting this Saturday at Cry Wolf, where they'll also be unveiling a line-up of handmade scarves -- for if you're cold in New York during winter, or ashamed of yourself in Buffalo anytime.