If you thought your local UPS man was steezy, then I’ve got some news for you, and so has Knickerbocker with its latest collaborative capsule collection with the iconic publication, The New York Times.
One of the younger brands in the grand scheme of things — having been founded in 2013 — Knickerbocker has the intention of becoming a mainstay and contributor to how classic American style is defined through the lens of timeless utility and lasting quality, in combination with references from America’s many rich subcultures.
This collection takes its inspiration from the people behind the scenes at the New York Times that worked tirelessly to ensure the paper’s worldwide readership always had their daily dose of current affairs on time. The printing press operators, warehouse workers, and delivery truck drivers who worked in harmony to achieve this, whilst unknowingly looking great doing so.
The collection looks to pay homage to these folks by using iconic silhouettes and textiles along with details found in the extensive illustration and photography archives of the newspaper. The obvious highlight is the top to toe ensemble which comprises of a work jacket, double-knee pant, and ballcap, all cut from a glorious herringbone striped emerald green cotton.
We’re then treated to a duo of cardigans with a high v-neck button front, two front pockets, and New York Times branding on the chest. A pocket tee with that same front patch branding and hand-drawn back logo in a trio of staple colors completes the lineup, which releases today at Knickerbocker.nyc, and at the Knickerbocker Flagship located at 357 Canal St, NYC.