Mixing sporty influences with perennial menswear staples, this New York label remains one to keep your eye on, according to WGSN’s Jian DeLeon.
Hasta is a relatively young New York menswear brand we highlighted in a recent report on labels to watch. Inspired by a calm, beachy attitude and obsessed with technical fabrics that can go the distance, they just released a Spring/Summer 2016 capsule collection of handsome offerings ideal for a holiday surf weekend.
The founders, Rory Fortune, Ginger Jones, and Tyler Rowe are three guys with elevated tastes who bring an diverse mix of experiences into the brand, with previous stints at places like John Varvatos, Def Jam Records, and cult label Supreme.
Their collectively eclectic C.V.s inform the hybrid nature of their products, like a blaze orange bomber jacket with a prison-inspired arrow print, made of quick-drying Japanese nylon.
Hasta’s Beach Pant takes the sportive appeal of a jogger but does away with the elastic cuff, opting for a cropped hem, taped seam zippers, and a drawstring waist.
It’s also made of an Italian seersucker fabric, which gives the trousers a sartorial sensibility to round out the modern functionality.
Also of note is Hasta’s take on the perennial spring staple: the polo shirt. Theirs is made from a luxe pique cotton, with the addition of a bonded back pocket to keep things like spare change or the keys to your beachside AirBnB. It reflects the sportive influence we’ve noticed going on in casual shirting, which we highlighted in a commercial update.
The capsule collection dropped just in time for warmer weather, and is available at the brand’s website, hastasporting.com.
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