Great designers place their clothes in the context of a larger vision: Ralph Lauren sees perfectly-coiffed blue bloods manning catamarans, while Abercrombie & Fitch sees people overpaying for pants only to remove them seconds later. For guys who see fields of stereos made out of rhinoceroses, check out Resist Today.
Resist's a Florida-based collective churning out clothing, bags, and wallets covered with endearingly bizarre and fanciful art, reminiscent of the half-dreams/half-nightmares you're afraid to tell anyone about lest they derail your Deputy Comptroller campaign. Tees, polos, and messenger bags get unsubtle messages like the Bureaucrat (creepy faceless suited dude), chimerical animal mashups like the Octophant (elephant w/ a mass of tentacles) and King Rhino (w/ a crown on his back, and a boombox in his torso), and well-dressed freaks (The Fifth Eye: a two-headed guy w/ an extra, giant ocular where his tie should be). Handmade bi-fold wallets get screenprinted with designs like the words "BIG MONEY" laid over a skyscraper backdrop, random airplane/building schematics, internal organ sketches, and Chairman Mao alongside a monkey who's browsing Das Kapital upside down -- Resist's explanation for why China's now one of the world's leading capitalist economies
Resist stretches into even odder territory by slapping select work (including octophants and a happy kitty pawing at a skull) on throw pillows -- because in Resist's vision of the world, the stuff of nightmares supports your head while you're passed out on the couch having them.