The KITH Summer 2014 Collection updates classic KITH-apparel silhouettes, as well as adding all new exclusives to the mix. Each piece fulfills a different need for the summer season, with articles ranging from tops and bottoms to innovative outerwear and essential footwear.
The collection begins with the 100% lightweight cotton KITH Wave Logo Tee ($45 USD), KITH Palm Logo Tee ($45 USD), and KITH Classic Logo Tee ($45 USD). The KITH Wave Logo Tee arrives in two colors - Athletic Grey and White - and showcases the classic KITH Logo with a wave-graphic backdrop. The KITH Palm Logo Tee also comes in two different colors - Black and Navy - and opts for a palm tree-graphic backdrop. The last tee is the essential KITH Classic Logo Tee, which is presented in three different color variations - Navy/Red/White, White/Black, and Black/White.
Two all new outerwear pieces are introduced - the Nassau Sailing Jacket ($135 USD) and the Hester Hoody ($115 USD). The Nassau Sailing Jacket comes in four different executions - Sea Green/Powder Blue, Navy/Sport Yellow, Navy/Red/White, and Charcoal/Black/Infrared. Each version is asymmetrically colorblocked with a contrasting forearm panel. The jacket is composed of a summer-weight cotton featuring a deconstructed-inner design. Details include adjustable drawstring hood, adjustable elastic sleeve cuffs, two-way zipper, and adjustable drawcord waistband. "Just Us" branding is seen on the left sleeve, while a nautical "KITHSET" flag patch is sewn to the back. The Hester Hoody uses a short sleeve pullover design and is offered in three color options - Indigo/Navy, Off-White/Red, and Athletic Grey/Off-White. The garment is comprised of 380 gsm French terry with a tech-poly rear overlay draped in a tonal fishscale print and tonal KITH logo branding. Details include a kangaroo pocket and adjustable drawcord waistband.
Shorts in the collection include the Sullivan Short ($88 USD), the Great Jones Short ($75 USD), and the Bleecker Short ($84 USD). The dual-layer Sullivan Short arrives in three color options - Off-White, Navy, and Red. A tech-poly outer short draped in fishscale print is layered over a 380 gsm compression-cotton inner-short for optimal comfort. Key aspects include a rear right invisible zipper pocket, and KITH-branded contrast rear left leg panel. The Great Jones Short is an updated take on the original Great Jones Sweatpant. This new piece is presented in three colors - Black, Navy, and White - and is constructed of lightweight woven cotton with panel-detailing, side-welt zipper pockets, rear right invisible zipper pocket, and horizontal 3M KITH logo on the lower left leg. The Bleecker Short is the summer-counterpart of the essential KITH Bleecker Sweat, and arrives in four colors - Black, Navy, Athletic Grey, and Off-White. Composed of 320 gsm French terry cotton, key aspects include vertical 3M KITH branding on the lower left leg, four zipper pockets, and functional 2-button fly with tech-nylon trim.
The final bottom is a new interpretation of the classic Bleecker Sweat ($115 USD), featuring reverse French terry knee panels, and an all new Off-White coloring. Classic design elements remain consistent, such as the 380 gsm 100% French terry cotton, four zipper pockets, and 4" cotton rib cuff. A white KITH logo located on the lower left leg is the finishing touch on this staple item.
Footwear includes three new Ronnie Fieg for Sebago models and two KITH worldwide exclusive-reissue Asics Gel Lyte V's. The Ronnie Fieg for Sebago Schooner ($130 USD) garners two new colorways - Mint/Grey and Red/Taupe - while the Spinnaker ($120 USD) silhouette is also dressed in a new makeup - Navy/Light Blue. All models are hand-sewn with genuine moccasin construction, and feature rawhide laces and leather sockliners. The Asics Gel Lyte V's ($120 USD) are a re-issue global exclusive available in limited numbers, solely for KITH, and are featured in two OG colorways - Sky Blue/White/Black and Teal/Pink. Both vintage runner models include a neoprene sockliner, mesh base, suede overlays, and will come with two sets of KITH rope laces.
The KITH Summer 2014 Collection will be available in its entirety on Wednesday, July 9th, at the Kith Pop-Up Shop at 66 Bleecker St. and Kith Brooklyn at 233 Flatbush Ave, as well as online at KithNYC.com at 11AM EST.