One of the downsides of seeing lines on the sample racks is that most of them look a whole lot different in person. General Idea in particular specializes in gear that can be daunting until you see someone pull it off right. For instance, a designer…
We were lucky enough to have General Idea’s creative director Bumsuk Choi stop by Kempt HQ to show us this jumpsuit from their upcoming Spring/Summer 2010 line. In case you can’t see, that’s a single double-breasted garment from shoulders to ankles. It’s also available as shorts and in trenchcoat-style variations, but we prefer the understated black, especially if you’re wearing it over a black t-shirt.
The jacket on the left may look familiar to Hives fans as the Swedish rockers' signature Thom Browne-designed outfits, but this is entirely new gear. The label is General Idea, and the look is military, vaguely western, and resolutely contrast-stitched.
Mr. Browne had a good idea dressing the hives in black and white, but he wasn't adventurous enough to follow up on it, so it's good to see someone picking up the mantle.