TSPTR Collection 6 draws its influences from the American outdoor experience - from Pioneers to Drop Outs to returning GI’s, the wilderness has offered a home to those who don’t fit into mainstream society.
As the Vietnam War progressed during the 1960’s the cultural landscape dramatically changed in the United States, drafted soldiers who left as heroes returned home from their Tour of Duty to a barrage of abuse, portrayed as villians by the national media and civil rights groups.
Many of these young men had been radically changed by their experiences in combat and found it difficult to fit back into society. While the government ignored their plight, they were refused jobs and ostracised. While some joined anti-war groups others chose to drop out and live a simpler life in the wild away from the confines of society.
The United States vast wilderness presented the perfect place to lose yourself, many vets turned to a pioneer lifestyle, living alone or in small groups in self made cabins off grid. They weren’t alone though, communes sprang up all over the US during the late 60s and early 70s as young people decided to opt out and live a more basic and spiritual lifestyle closer to nature.
This collection combines period authenticity with contemporary design in garments that are made in the UK, Japan, the USA and Europe. Vintage washed military cotton and denim and 60s West Coast sportswear classics form the key aesthetic that runs through the collection alongside Schulz’s iconic Peanuts characters and Counter Culture themes.