A DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH
Photos by Kyle Poole
And hulking tractor trailers storm up and down while the deafening sounds of their engines bounce off the bottom of the concrete viaduct above creating a demonic echo that rings in your ears for hours afterward. It's sorta like the end of the world.
But it makes for some great fucking pictures.
But it wasn't until this year, just as we were all starting to come out of lockdown, squinty eyed and confused, that Hobb's pulled up out front of the shop in this impossible-to-ignore Chevelle. "When did you get this beater?" I remember asking him jokingly as I stuck my head through the window with the car still idling.
"There’s something about those square body lines, jet black racing stripes, and white SS badges that you just can’t replicate, Hobbs says. "It’s also pretty cool to watch Keanu Reeves in John Wick and Tom Cruise in Jack Reacher drive the shit out of the same car in their movies."
We designed these henley's from the ground up to be tough enough to withstand the rigours of a post-modern lifestyle. The 13oz cotton is heavy enough to be extremely durable and hard-wearing but we enzyme washed it for that vintage, worn-in feeling. Again, a juxtaposition that seems at home in the industrial wasteland of the city's north end.
With our new winged wheel graphic embroidered on the front and a classic STLTWN label sewn onto the bottom hem, its a long sleeve that can be dressed up or down. Or just rocked around town as you blast beneath the viaducts in your mint 71 SS.