The KITH "Never Forget" Collection pays homage to the heroes that protected New York City during the tragic events of September 11. An assortment of functional apparel is paired with a navy color scheme reminiscent of the uniforms of the serving officers who saved thousands of lives that fateful day. The "NY" Logo displayed throughout the collection features two 3M horizontal stripes in honor of the World Trade Center, while canvas tags are inscribed with "Never Forget" text.
Tops in this collection include a variety of outerwear garments including the Chambers Jacket, the Warren Poncho, and the Thompson Crew. The Chambers Jacket ($165 USD) is built utilizing a waterproof 100% ripstop nylon, and lined with a standard blue cotton oxford. A two-way YKK zipper is hidden on the front beneath a snap closure storm placket, while 3M "NY" letters are seen on the front nearest the YKK zipper pockets. The Warren Poncho ($155 USD) is a deconstructed silhouette crafted from waterproof 100% riptstop nylon. The curved hem is lined with rubberized tonal metal snap closures, while the adjustable drawcord hood is secured with a storm placket. The front is adorned with a singular flap pocket emblazoned with the "NY" Logo, while a small KITH Classic Logo is seen on the bottom left. The Thompson Crew ($115 USD) arrives in two iterations - Navy and Heather Athletic Grey - and is composed of a 380 gsm 100% cotton french terry, while the "NY" Logo appears on the chest.
Accessories include two hats - the "Never Forget" Bucket Hat and the "Never Forget" Hat. The Bucket Hat ($50 USD) is designed using waterproof breathable poly, and features an adjustable crown which tightens and loosens via a black drawcord and toggle. The frontside of the hat displays an embroidered "NY" Logo with horizontal 3M stripes. The "Never Forget" Hat ($45 USD) is a modern snapback, composed of a cotton-acrylic wool blend. The front two panels also feature the embroidered "NY" Logo, while the left panel is adorned with an embroidered white KITH Classic Logo.
The keystone of the collection is the Ronnie Fieg's first collaboration with adidas Consortium - the EQT Support '93 - NYC's Bravest ($170 USD). This trainer features premium gold leather with fishscale print amongst the toe, while a mixture of navy oily wrinkled nubuck and navy glove leather wrap the remainder of the upper. Woven mesh is used for the quarter panels, symbolizing Kevlar, the armor worn by officers in the field. The formstripes and quarter panels are asymmetrical, as the lateral side is navy with light blue 3M stripes, while the medial side features two outer navy leather stripes and a central gold leather stripe above a white quarter panel. This limited sneaker is accompanied by four sets of two-tone rope laces.
In tandem with the launch of this collection, KITH is donating $15,000 to honor the victims who tragically suffered during the events of September 11. With this project, KITH hopes to display its unwavering belief in supporting its community, and the heroes that protect it.
The KITH "Never Forget" Collection will be available tomorrow, October 11th, at 11AM EST at the New KITH Shop at 644 Broadway, KITH Brooklyn at 233 Flatbush, and online at KithNYC.com.