Styled By FADER: D.S. Dundee

Dundee’s cheerfulness comes, in part, from their origins as a streetwear company. They’ve since matured with suits and brogues, but there’s still a part of them that is nostalgic for the more casual clothes of youth. “I think, part of it is, that everyone at the company is in their 30s,” says Reeds. “Street and skate culture was important at some part in our lives. Obviously, it might no longer be relevant for us, but it’s seeped so much into how we think about clothing.” An outfit might look upperclass from afar, but wearing them is nothing but comfortable, like suits you can kickflip or grind in. One of their signature pieces, a tri-color pant with an elastic waist is what they call their “Smart but Lazies,” and is representative of what they do. Made up of three distinct color panels, Dundee constructs them from a hodgepodge of the fabrics they are using in any particular season. “We’re a small company and it doesn’t require buying new and expensive fabric. On a resource level, it’s a very efficient use of what we’ve got,” says Reeds. “That being said, its also just really awesome to have a pair of trousers that are exceptionally comfortable and easy. They’re like linen sweatpants.”

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Photography Nicola Turner. Styling Elsa Lam. Model Jason Hoffmann. All clothes by D.S. Dundee, except last shirt by United Bamboo and belt by American Apparel.

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POSTED July 14, 2011 5:45PM IN STYLE Comments (1) TAGS: ,