Today, a video from one of my favorite internet filmmakers, Van Neistat, led me to this wonderful brand, William Ellery Technical Apparel.
A maker out of New York City producing “outdoor and workwear apparel from vintage wears, envisioning each garment’s unique story.” With “boyhood sentimentality” shaping the clothing and the company.
I, of course, fell in love with it all straight away.
And the wonderful images and pieces sparked an idea in me. A collection of Nike workwear.
I love it when a juxtaposition strikes me. A juxtaposition that seems to fit itself so nicely into an illustration. And I love it when an idea comes from a specific trail of things like today.
The work of William Ellery’s founder, Trevor Davis, reminds me in ways of the work of Tom Sachs.
Tactile, custom, and hand-made. It makes me want to sew something. To make the things I use and wear even more my-own, outfitted to do and look exactly the way I would like.
Maybe I’ll get a sewing kit.