It might be time to start packing away those band tees and looking towards hoodies and sweatshirts as we head towards the cooler months. Thankfully, most artists have become clothing brands in themselves meaning you can pretty much deck out your wardrope with cool shit while also supporting music. Here are some of our favourite tings around at the moment.
Club Cheval Sweatshirt
Parisian foursome Club Cheval released their debut album Discipline earlier this year and are supporting it with a bunch of fresh merch. The sweatshirt is minimal but looks ridiculously cumfy and better yet it was hand-printed in France with love. Oh la la. Cop it here.
Chance The Rapper Customisable Hoodie
Chance dropped his third mixtape Coloring Book last week and he's already dropped a fresh bunch of merch. Just like a coloring book, the hoodie is entirely customisable from the logo on the front and back to the colour. If we were you we'd be going with the below but there are an endless amount of possibilities. Have some fun here.
A We Did It Hoodie
Shlohmo's crew We Did It which is also the home of RL Grime have made a name for themselves through their merch as much as their music. Often their new drops sell out very quickly and many people hop along to their shows to cop the merch as much as watch the music. The We Did It hoodie is from their latest drop and is characteristically dark and twisted. Get it here.
Major Lazer Sweatshirt
Diplo and co are known for island vibes but they're #worldwide and so their merch includes stuff for just about every weather type. If you're all about spreading peace worldwide (or just wearing cool shit) then the white sweatshirt makes sense for you. If you want to go that extra mile to promote peace, they also sell flags at their merch store. Get the sweatshirt here.
OVO Polyster Hoodie
Drake's October's Very Own label have grown a pretty amazing range of clothes over the years as well as developing fresh artists. They have a permanent OVO store in LA now but they also sell their stuff online, dropping new stuff every season. Their latest drop takes cues from Skepta and the crew with a distinct British grime vibe to it. The polyster hoodie looks like the best of the bunch this season and you can get it here.
Body High DJDS Hoodie
Body High is an LA-based label run by Samo Soundboy and Jerome LOL who together make up DJDS. DJDS released their second album Stand Up And Speak this year and also took on some production duties on Kanye's The Life Of Pablo. Like We Did It they've also built a strong merch brand with both Body High and DJDS labelled stuff. This gold speckled hoodie might be the coolest thing they've ever dropped and you should get your hands on it.
Mind Of A Genius Windbreaker
Mind Of A Genius are an LA label who have signed the likes of ZHU and Gallant. They're an all-encompassing label focussing on both the sonic and visual and their merch store keeps getting better. This windbreaker is the perfect winter cop and better yet it's only going to look cooler as the label gains momentum. Get it here and read about Mind Of A Genius here.
Dune Rats Crew
Dune Rats are making some of the best, if not the best, merch in Australia right now. They have a pretty tight knit fanbase and they're all getting around festivals wearing Dunies merch. If you want to join the club then this Rugrats appropriated crew is the best place to start. Pre-order it here.
Soulection Long Sleeve Tee
Soulection have been bringing the freshest beats to Soundcloud for five years now and they have simultaneously built up a clothing brand as well. This is their latest long sleeve tee and it's got Soulection on one sleeve and worldwide on the other. Despite the fact they're a largely online community there are people spotted all over the globe wearing these. Join them here.
Boy better know that you're not part of the crew if you're not wearing Skepta merch. This white hoodie is designed off the album cover for his latest LP Konnichiwa. His merch store is full of sold out stickers so if you're going to grab this one better get on it quick. These tings don't last long.
- Words by the interns' Sam Murphy