The Alternative store X Summer 16

California Streetwear royalty; Brixton Ltd, Benny Gold and The Quiet Life have all dropped off Summer bangers at the store this month. Check out the best pieces from the new releases below. The Summer is still young folks, England are already out of the Euros and out of Europe, best to cheer yourself up with some new garms and keep it moving!

The Quiet Life : “Shhh” 

Huge fans of The Quiet Life over here at The Alternative Store. One of the best brands able to make big statements through subtle designs and illustrations. The ” Shhh” Collection consists of a Polo styled strap back cap and a premium fitting short sleeved T-Shirt. A finger over pursed lips is an iconic image that can mean so much, but the crudely drawn, stylized illustration used is some what genius. Simple and understated.
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Solid Black and Aqua Blue colourways available.

Polo hat with premium fabric
Art embroidery on front
Leather back strap with flag label
Made in the USA

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The Premium Tees follow the same code with a humble “Shhh” logo chest print and bold “QUIET LIFE” text arched over the shoulders. Want something original but not into big loud graphic prints? This is perfect! Available in seasonal White and Pink colourways.

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Classic or Premium fit short sleeve t shirt
with Front and back artist graphic print
made in the USA

Check Out The Quiet Life “Shhh” Collection Here

Brixton Ltd : “Last Call”

Another dope theme this time from Brixton Ltd. Restricted to just a Premium Tee and a set of Pin Badges we hope this design will make its way on to other pieces soon. At closer inspection the tribal inspired skull is made up of a volcanic scene including palm trees and spurring smoke. Super original Artwork as always from Brixton, and almost leaving you wanting more with further restricting the design to just a small chest print on the Tee.

60% Cotton 40% Polyester Soft Touch Premium Off White Tee.

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Unless you have been living under a rock of no swag for the past couple years, you will know Pin Badges are scorching hot at the moment. It was also no surprise that Brixton Ltd would smash the Pin game using their wide array of original and most of all high quality artwork and graphic design.

The Last Call Pin Pack is a set of three premium metal and enamel pins featuring custom Brixton art.

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Check out the “Last Call” Collection Here

Benny Gold : “Camping”

Talking of high quality design work, Benny Golds “Camping” logo is a new release from the brands Summer 16 Collection. Some tranquil, cosy and outdoorsy vibes with this one. Available in a 100% cotton soft ring-spun Tee and a Cotton Canvas Strap Back cap. The cap features a detailed woven label with a merrowed edge and a lush leather adjustable strap.

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Check out the the “Camping” collection Here

The Alternative Store X Crooks & Castles Summer 16

Los Angeles Streetwear goons Crooks & Castles have dropped some scorching hot Summer 16 garms all the way from sunny California and The Alternative Store have grabbed the best of the bunch to keep you all looking fresh and clean through the funnest season of the year. Check out the essential pieces below.

BOX LOGO T-SHIRTS

Thanks to a “certain brand” simple box logos seem to be all the craze these days. Crooks and Castles usually known for their intricate graphics dumb it down for this one and use the core logo which is established and recognized enough to pull this is off. Available in Three lush colourways of Cobalt Blue, Military Green and Crisp White.

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A contrast to the simple front graphic and an impressive feature on the Military Tee known as the “C-Town” is the puffed / raised printed art work on the back, boasting variations of the brands alternative  “C Chain” logo. Straight forward freshness!!!

MINI BOX LOGO TEE COBALT BLUE AVAILABLE HERE,

MINI BOX LOGO TEE AVAILABLE WHITE HERE

C-TOWN TEE MILITARY GREEN AVAILABLE HERE

CABANA T-SHIRT 

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The Cabana is more of a classic Crooks Tee, a combined mesh of pattern and text print work which has become synonymous with the brand. The monochrome “coca leaf ” detail is stylized enough to take on a different form creating a unique decoration thats contrasted with a bold Red typeface. Summer vibes for sure!!!

AVAILABLE HERE

HOME TEAM T-SHIRT 

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A relevant themed Tee based on the Olympics starting this Summer. Lots of detail and references to the event with International colourways and a play on the Olympic logo. Fully loaded with large front and back prints. Look sporty and get involved with the festivities!!!

AVAILABLE HERE

TRIBE T-SHIRT

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The Tribe Tee features another crisp graphic and is from this seasons No 38 range. An effective Navy and Red geometric shape with text detail bounces off a white base. These Tees are 100% Cotton and are a great fit with high quality screen prints. Clean cut!!!

AVAILABLE HERE

MAZE T-SHIRT

Last but not least is the Maze Tee. A custom designed premium piece with a tonal and sublimated Crooks “Maze” text design running from front to back on the lower half of the T-Shirt. Constructed using high quality soft touch Cotton it features a scooped bottom hem with a White Poplin bottom panel with a split side seam. Super trendy and tasty T-Shirt right here!!!

AVAILABLE HERE

HEADWEAR

Crooks are one of the best when it comes to consistently releasing top quality caps and headwear. From the shape and construction and materials used to the details and logos they never disappoint. Check out the new Summer range below, but dont hang about with these, they dont last long on the shelf.

TEAM CROOKS SNAPBACK

Blue Snapback Front

Nautical-Gangster-Vibes with this killer Snapback from LA’s finest Crooks.

Classic Snapback construction with Roped detail over the peak

Fully embroidered Team logo on front panel

Adjustable snap-back

Available in Blue, Red and Black

AVAILABLE IN BLUE HERE, RED HERE, BLACK HERE

C&C PICTURES SNAPBACK

CC Pictures Snapback Front

Unconstructed low-profile Snapback From LA Crooks

Fully embroidered C&C Pictures graphic on front panel

Black-onblack embroidered ‘Chain-C’ Design on side panel

Printed ‘CROOKSVISION’ Graphics on back

Adjustable Snapback

AVAILABLE HERE

HIGH CHIEF SNAPBACK

Crooks badge multi front

This super limited item from Crooks is a banger. If you want to stand out – cop this hat yeah?!

All – over Versace inspired graphics

Classic Snapback construction

Gold finish metal Greco badge on front panel

AVAILABLE HERE

PURO BANDITO STRAPBACK

Khaki Strapback Front

A Beaut from LA Crooks

Low-profile Unconstructed Strapback

Fully Embroidered design

Cobalt Blue detail pops on the Khaki main colour

AVAILABLE HERE

MONOGRAM C STRAPBACK 

CC Monogram Snapback Black Front

Unconstructed Flat peak 6 panel design

Low profile fit

Fully embroidered mongram and arched ‘Crooks & Castles’ detail over the back

Adjustable leather Strapback

AVAILABLE HERE

CRKS BOX SNAPBACK

Crooks Box Snapback Black Front

Classic snap-back construction with adjustable snapback.

All-embroidered-everything, Box logo on front panel and ‘The Ruling Elite’ on both side panels.

Available also in Heather Grey / Black

AVAILABLE IN BLACK HERE

AVAILABLE IN HEATHER GREY HERE

Make sure you go check out our full Crooks & Castles range Right HERE