By Adewale Adekanbi Jr.
To celebrate the release of their latest collection, entitled NY NAVY, Aimé Leon Dore has opened a concept shop at 179 Mott Street in New York City. All items exclusively sold at the concept shop from April 9th through 13th, store hours are 10 a.m. until 8pm. On April 13th the collection will go on sale online.
The 22-piece collection consists of flight jackets, bomber jackets, waffle T-shirts, graphic T-shirts, popovers, crewnecks, hoodies, cargo pants, twill pants, twill shorts, sweat shorts, and beanies. Made in New York City, the collection demonstrates the brand’s emphasis on quality, comfort and functionality, while introducing new designs, like the ribbed cargo pant. Colors used include navy, heather grey, olive and cream, while materials used include Canadian milled French terry and waffle, along with an array of Japanese fabrics including nylon, canvas, cotton twill, and satin.
The shop itself is heavily aligned with the overall aesthetic of the collection, featuring a weathered and worn couch, military-inspired fan, typewriter and desk, and a selection of Nike Air Max shoes that compliment the NY NAVY color palette.