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The Sundance Kid SS21 Lookbook

The Sundance Kid SS21 Lookbook
The Sundance Kid
 We all know that this year hasn’t been one without challenges, affecting everyone, us included. While working on this Spring/Summer collection, the world at large seemed crazy and scary at times, which in turn motivated us to transmit a message of optimism and positivity. Screw holding back, for Eat Dust it’s all the way or nothing at all.
 Our main inspiration was a cool cat called Marion Brown, an American avant-garde jazz musician, artist, writer, and above all, a stylish human. Born in Atlanta in 1931, Mr. Brown is mostly known for his time in New York in the 1960s, where he played with everyone from Archie Shepp and John Coltrane to Sun Ra and Pharaoh Sanders. He’d later live and record in Europe before going back to the States where he would continue to play, create, compose and teach music.
 What we learned from Mr. Brown is that creativity can’t be stopped. There’s never a wrong time for it. So, we upgraded and reworked some of our essentials, while also introducing a few new styles like the Everest smock & the Fisherman shirt. Both are throw-overs in loose and comfy fits, available in various fabrics, going from jungle green rip-stop to worker blue twill to multicoloured jacquard. As you’d expect from us, they can all be combined with the bottoms that match: a pair of cargos, combat pants or service chinos.
 Just like last season, we developed exclusive fabrics with some of our mills. In France, we collaborated on an entirely recycled and organic Machu Picchu jacquard, that can be seen in our Marina shirt and reversible Malibu jacket, for instance. In Japan, we worked on a cotton Mojave jacquard that was used to produce a few bold limited-edition styles. It goes without saying that you can still find the Japanese and Belgian denim we’re known for as well.
 To make sure we’re ready when Summer hits, we designed plenty of garments that keep it nice and breezy. With our Portuguese mill we thought of a crispy lightweight rip-stop fabric and a range of naturally dyed hemp t-shirts. Then there’s an incredible French hickory stripe cotton too, in chinos, chore jackets and Western shirts. Plus, for the first time ever, we also offer an 8 oz Japanese chambray denim, in a bio stone wash. Perfect for a rough and ready denim look, without sweating your ass off.
 We could keep going, but strongly advise you to flip through the lookbook to see for yourself.

 

 

 

 

AW 20-21

AW 20-21

Midnight Cowboy

There’s a lot to love about 1969’s cult classic Midnight Cowboy. It’s the story of two castaways hustling to get by in New York City, and the unlikely friendship that develops between them. The juxtaposition of those two characters is what spoke to us most of all: Joe Buck, the Texan rodeo cowboy turned prostitute (played by John Voight) and Ratso, a small time Italian criminal (played by Dustin Hofmann), with a style we’d consider preppy these days.

With that much inspiration coming at us, the challenge was to mix both styles into one coherent collection, topped off with some of that Eat Dust flavor. As always, a lot of effort went into the sourcing & development of new fabrics, with a feeling that is even richer and more luxurious than what you were already used to. Going all the way is the only way we know, as we owe it to ourselves and our clientele to use the best materials only.

For cords we went to Brisbane Moss in the Yorkshire Hills, suppliers of top-notch quality for over 140 years now. For our loyal denim enthusiasts, we added a new indigo selvedge denim for the first time in 10 years! The 14 oz heavy pink selvedge from Collect is a true pleasure to touch and wear, believe us. Next to new fabrics, we also introduced some new styles, such as a classic US Navy-style CPO shirt, a new pleated chino, a military field jacket, a camp collar Havana shirt, a deck coat and a looser denim fit.

The same effort was put into upgrading our jersey and sweatshirt range. All in a new organic cotton quality, made in Portugal like before, with new and improved fits. To change things up, we made some reversed sweatshirts as well, for that super soft fleece feel. We’re very excited about the new hoodie we designed and the Ivy-style cardigan. Loads of new prints, all in different techniques but flock prints are very dominant ‘cause that’s what we love most.

Ratso’s preppy vibe is definitely reflected in our knitwear this season. The cardigans remind us of fancy colleges we never set a foot in, they were made from a surprisingly soft 100% Shetland wool, finished with felt badges to bring the style home.

If anything, we wanted to create a collection that exudes a self-assured attitude, even in troubled times. In the words of Joe Buck, “I ain't a for-real cowboy. But I am one helluva stud”.