It looks nice out. The sun’s glowing onto the streets. After so much time spent indoors, you want nothing more than to bask in it. Drinking it in.
But no sooner have you stepped out the front door than you’ve realised that 12 degrees doesn’t exactly mean summer has arrived. It’s sunny but chilly and it could rain at any moment. It’s British Spring time, and here are some garments to help you get through it courtesy of Working Class Heroes.
We’ve got a thing for Amsterdam-based brands and Pop Trading Company is one that will have you well equipped for whatever weather. The Dutch climate is as unpredictable as they come, so rest assured that this halfzip jacket can handle anything the sky or wind chucks at you. It’s smart, too, look at that front pocket.
Kicking off two sets of shoes from New Balance, first we’ve got a 990v5. The shoe has an upper made from a blend of suede, leather and mesh with reflective details and a padded mesh lining for comfort. An Ortholite sockliner and an ENCAP midsole unit provide shock-absorption and a lovely chunky fit, with a grippy N-durance rubber tread for traction. You ain’t falling over when you get off the bus, basically. And if you do, at least you’ve got nice trainers on.
In a shade we like to call ISSUE SEVEN pink, New Balance get a little more flamboyant as far as shades go here. Bolder than the above, these scream Spring time as much as they prepare you for it with a blend of mesh and pigskin suede for durable breathability, with a soft and padded textile lining.
Patagonia make some amazing layers for all conditions, and this fleece is both perfect as a midlayer on the wintery mountain or as a convenient jacket for summer evening. It’s made from 100% recycled polyester in a super insulating, yet incredibly lightweight microfleece. For a secure fit it has an elasticated trim to the cuffs and hem and the neck has four snaps. The jacket was constructed with Fair Trade Certified™ sewing.
Normalise incredibly functional trousers. This is a pair of tracksuit pants from that aforementioned Amsterdam-based skatewear brand Pop Trading Company made from a lightweight nylon ripstop with an elasticated waistband and drawstring and drawcord cuffs.
They have a 6 (SIX) pocket cargo design. That’s a phone, a wallet, a camera, a roll of film and a bag of crisps with one pocket to spare. Get at Working Class Heroes to make such dreams a reality.