Seattle has given the world so much to be thankful for, from the wake-up tonic of Starbucks, to all kinds of music, to
Richard Karn, television actor famous for playing Al Borland on Home Improvement and hosting Family Feud from 2002-2006 more music. And now, it's giving you clothing that would almost make Richard Karn look cool: Maiden Noir.
Available at Wish and only six other stores nationwide, Maiden's a Seattle-based classed-up streetwear brand that employs Japanese fabrics for its Spring drop, lightening the warfare-inspired designs of its previous Vietnam-themed line called Wasted Youth, so it's fair to say they punked out. Tees include the black "Warriors" with a small, embroidered, sword-skewered skull, and the gray "Ace" featuring an appliqué-sewn spade at front left, while other tops include the shawl-collared, grey or blue Japanese terry cotton Deck Hand fleece, and button-downs like the small-grid-patterned "Mini Check", which's the quickest way to kill the buzz of a Publisher's Clearinghouse win. Outer coverage includes cotton/nylon field parkas in dual colorways (red/slate, navy/beige), or the camo-topped Military, and pants-ing ranges from standard-fit Field cargos with "articulated knees", to slim-fit, suspender waist-button-equipped Officer chinos, a cop who's not nearly as good with the ladies as Inspector Pants. No? Inspect-her...forget it.
There's also headwear like the five-panel Camp hat with a blank name tag patch on the front, Porter-collab camo stuff like the tri-fold nylon Snap wallet, and a multi-pocketed jacket called the "Cameraman", who had the misfortune of filming Al Borland as he gave new meaning to Tool Time.