Nick Wooster

Hipsterflage Swim Shorts


Orlebar Brown in collaboration with the Woost God:


Spring has sprung and summer is just around the corner.  I know you guys are frantically looking for something to hide those awkward boners when going for a dip in the pool.  It’s all about distruptive patterns; this one which I like to call “Woodland Hipster” or “Hipsterflage” will do just that.

Orlebar-Brown-Hipster-Camouflage-Swim-Shorts-1Sure they look like something you would have found on the sale rack at TJ Maxx back in ’92, and that’s exactly the point.  The other thing worth mentioning is that when people ask you where you got the shorts you can drop the Orlebar Brown name, and mention they are a Nick Wooster collab…. and people still won’t give two shits.  Do you care though? Nah, they are just herbs for not being down with menswear like you are.

$275 over at Mr. Porter.  Remember, awkwardly timed pool wood could get you in a lot more than $275 worth of trouble, so think of this as an investment not only in style, but also in your financial future.


The french company is actually called WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie (wow that’s a long name) and by the look of their website they are smashing the luxe bag game.  Their bags are carried at such high-end retailers like Mr. Porter, Barneys, and Nordstrom, not to mention SSENSE where you can pick this particular bag up for $595 CAD ($598 USD).

A little too close to “man purse” for my liking.  If given the choice of bags, I’ll pick a duffel or a backpack over anything else.


Three camouflage long sleeve button-ups in this Hamilton 1883 collab with Nick Wooster the king of camo:

A good mix of a few different disruptive patterns.  The shirts are made in the USA with Italian cotton.

If I had to pick I’d go with the middle option.  I’m not 100% sure what the name for that particular pattern is, does anyone know?

Available over at NOMAD for $255 CAD


Swedish brand White Briefs x Nick Wooster:

Woodland DPM up in this beast.  There you have it… a t-shirt 600kr ($92 USD), a tank 500kr (~$77 USD), and some underwear 350kr ($53 USD).  Basic looking as the name states, but without a basic price considering Nick Wooster‘s stamp is on it.  Nick Wooster sure loves camouflage.

Available on the White Briefs website if you’re interested.


Street style icon Nick Wooster talks briefly about trends in mens fashion:

Some interesting points he brings up in the video:

  • Uniforms and military inspired clothing will never go out of style because of their rich history.
  • Camouflage is a paradox because it is meant to make you less visible but on its own it is quite bold.
  • The concept of mixing old and new materials is going to be around for a while.

Can’t say I disagree with any of those.  I am a big fan of vintage camouflage, and try to pick up jackets and bags at surplus stores whenever I come across ones that I like.  Mixing materials is another thing I’ve always been a fond of, not only in fashion but in design in general.  The key though is to find the correct balance of new and old.