Happiness is to be found when in pursuit of it, in the soothed expectation, on the way, not only upon the arrival. Accepting detours, just going the way, which is anyhow not this obvious to anyone.
Thomas Bettinelli

Happiness is just a hairflip away.
Chris Crocker


"The way the system works now, you see the clothes, within an hour or so they're online, the world sees them. They don't get to a store for six months. The next week, young celebrity girls are wearing them on red carpets. They're in every magazine. The customer is bored with those clothes by the time they get to the store. They're overexposed, you're tired of them, they've lost their freshness".
Tom Ford


Our Legacy

To see two such out-of-time and seemingly incompatible garments as a silk girdle/cummerbund (formal, evening, dandy, way-back) and a poly-something fleece zip-jacket (normative Nineties from Lands' End to Boxfresh) sharing a rail in the same contemporary work/streetwear label’s showroom seems a curious thing. The connective tissue -the spiel- was delivered by Our Legacy cofounder Jockum Hallin : "We imagined we were on a set somewhere, or backstage. Somewhere where actors or performers are working and are wearing a mixture of their own civilian clothes and stage-clothes". That's a sweet conceit, and you could see it expressed in the mix-and-mismatch styling here. On that rail though, in its parts rather than as a particularly expressed sum of them, this was a less evasive proposition. A solid outerwear selection included cracked brown leather work-coats collared in shearling, duffles with carefully rustic jute button loops, high-hemmed silk jackets, cropped camouflaged-camouflage (black on black) shirt jackets, and down-filled parkas (off-white and khaki) in gently gleaming treated nylon. Steiff, the German teddy bear manufacturer, provided some of the trims -a cuddly detail. Pants walked the line from scuba-bonded jersey track bottoms via corduroys (hello, yellow) to parade-ground trimmed roomy-formal. Delicately applied detail made these clothes seem less so : a zip-up cream knit was coated with a lightly grubby overdye. Our Legacy does what its name implies : this was a loving curation of carefully made, canon-sourced menswear.

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