When opposite elements come together, the results can be as mind-blowing as meat meets pie, or as hellaciously terrifying as veggies meets burgers. For fashion that wraps two seemingly disparate concepts in a flaky crust of awesome, see Rey Aquino Designs.
Splitting his affordable, jacket-heavy debut line into two groupings, Rey Rey claims inspiration from water-and-oil Brit fashion trends: 1) the punk rock look of 80s "Rude Boys", exemplified by the Clash, and 2) the sleek, tailored vibe of the English Gentleman, exemplified by Benny Hill. Punk plays out in polyester/cotton twill models like the City Rocker, a military-inspired snap-front number with epaulets, a double pleated back, and red contrast stitching on the lapels; a belted zip-front motorcycle job with removable hood called the Speed; and the Avenger, with removable zippered sleeves, because anyone who was rocking in the 80s probably lacks the strength to tear theirs off anymore. English Gents, meanwhile, get a bit more traditional, like with the crisp double-breast-pocketed, zipper-front London Calling, which features a snap-front band collar and back belt (in either cotton pinstripe or wool/poly herringbone); the double breasted Manchester w/ an aggressive, pocketwatch-inspired chain detail; and the button-front Tudor Vest, which connects in the rear via an elastic suspender, with which Jonathan Rhys Meyers will behead you for not giving him a male heir.
At the outset, all RAD jackets are made-to-order and shipped within a matter of days, and they're throwing in a 10% discount and a signature black cotton gauze scarf, which would better cover your meaty neck if you ate a few less pies.