History's full of men who had great ideas, but lacked the focus and fortitude to bring them to fruition -- take Columbus, who thought he'd bring home some fine Indian spices, but ended up getting all distracted by having middle schools named after him. For fine streetwear from a man who steered his ship back on course, cop Limb X Limb.
Back in '01, a local designer named Randy conceived a graphically bold line of tees n' crewnecks based loosely around the ethos/aesthetics of reggae; the idea stalled for seven years, as he pimped his talent making CD covers and biz cards, until he finally said screw it, and launched LXL. This second season's tees start out animalistic, with designs like a crowned lion silhouette surrounded by stars and olive leaves; "Fakes & Snakes", boasting a serpent twisted into an infinity symbol; and a hand-drawn elephant offering up a red/green Gucci-colored ribbon that's draped across its tusks (silly elephant, poachers only wear Prada). Crewneck sweatshirts're loose-fitting, and come in two designs: "Loyalty", with the pyramid-eye from a one-dollar bill, wrapped in text that says "Honor System"); and "Premium Cut", in which the lion logo returns to be framed in by a couple of hatchets -- good thing they're not real, or you could be rocking Limb X.
Rounding out the collection's a dope collab with Fully Laced: a heavyweight fleece-blend premium hoodie in black, adorned with red leaves, stars, both companies' logos, and a Gucci-colored shoelace for a draw cord -- inviting Columbus Intermediate-style hijinks of cinching you up blind.