If you’re reading this article, then like us, you’re preparing for the end of the world as we know it. Maybe it's a war between superpowers that will lead us to Armageddon, or the coronavirus morphing into a zombie-like pandemic, but I put serious money that the real root reason why the world will end up looking like a scene out of Mad Max is because of xenophobia, casual racism and straight-up self-serving acts of kindness to oneself (I see you toilet paper and mask hoarders).
That is a tad grim, but it still heartens me to know that even in the worst of times, you are looking to dress to impress. Hey, so what if all that survives are flu zombies, fat dictators and casual racist aunties? As men of culture, you are always dressing for yourself. The reason for style still remains the same, but the outfits must adapt with the times.
First up, you want your outfit to intimidate your fellow rivals, and establish you as the alpha of your newly formed tribe. We recommend strong silhouettes in the form of spikes from Walter Van Beirendonck or massive and elegant shoulders like the outerwear from Rick Owens. Extra bonus points for securing down the creations of Fredrik Tjærandsen and his massive bubble outfits, and the paddled outerwear from Balenciaga.
That way, in the time when language has failed and all you have are grunts and forwarded fake WhatsApp messages to communicate, you want your outfits to do all the talking for you. And what that outfit is saying is this: 'I am better than you, follow me and you shall live'.
Now you got that sorted, you want some functionality in your garments. Think Craig Green and his genius take on workwear with art, Botter and their ethos of upcycling everyday pieces into functional clothes, as well as the versatile transformability of Sacai. There will be lots of challenges that you haven't thought of in this new world, and what better than these functional clothes that adapt with you.
Lastly, you want pieces that you can move in. There is nothing like Homme Plissé Issey Miyake. The collection was birthed from the idea of innovating clothes for dancers. When running away from a surprise zombie attack, trust us, you want to be wearing Homme Plissé. The best part of these clothes? They are super easy to wash and dries really quickly.
For our End Days dream wardrobe (oh the irony of that phrase), check out the gallery. If you’re gonna go, might as well go out looking dope.