We all love the way that statement pieces of fashion make us feel and look amazing. However, the truth is that the foundation for any cool outfit is the closet full of essentials. Every fashion-conscious guy knows that having a selection of tees and sweaters is a great way to create an outfit. And don’t forget staple pieces for those chill Saturdays after a killer gym session or Monday night movie marathons, like soft luxury sweatpants.
This is not an effortless task. They need to be durable and able to stand up to repeated, frequent washings. As these pieces are constantly called into use, they can’t lose their shape, color, or quality. Luckily, I’m here to save you from hours of research, trialing different brands, giving up, and going back to those less-than-stellar options. We’re going for a more tried and true vibe here.
Enter Elwood Clothing, the LA-based casual luxury brand perhaps best known as a favorite of Justin Bieber’s. JB is the master of the elevated casual ‘fit, and it’s telling that he has turned to Elwood Clothing on several occasions for his essential wardrobe pieces.
What you need to know
In this article I will go through the Elwood Clothing collection, focusing on their Core Collection. I’ll give you an overview of upcoming releases as well as explain why Elwood Clothing makes the best everyday essentials. I’ll also highlight some of my favorite clothing items and give you some styling tips along the way.
About The Brand: Elwood’s Core Collection
Elwood Clothing is known for producing casual clothing of high quality at an affordable cost. They specialize in items that have a vintage 90s vibe. Vintage? 90s? I know, I’ll let you catch your breath too. The decade was great for oversized, soft tees with cool graphics printed on vintage washed fabrics. That’s what we’re dealing with.
The Core Collection is one of many capsules that the brand produces. Luckily for you, dear fashionista, it has been restocked on February 9th. Core Collection includes stylish, affordable clothing like oversized tees. crewnecks. sweatpants. and its popular sell-out hoodies.
The Elwood Core Collection is carefully constructed to ensure that the brand’s clothing seamlessly blends into your daily rotation, offering 12 essential items in a range of four neutral colorways – vintage white, black, gray, and brown. Elwood has also promised some surprises seasonal colors for those who want to stand out and make an essential piece into a statement. This is a good way to get your feet wet and to bolden up your look just a little. If you’re into the waiting game, the next such release is in April.
Elwood’s Core Collection is crafted from super-soft 100% organic cotton, which has garnered the brand a loyal fanbase. Anyone who owns such clothing will know that the softness of a cotton hoodie can make it your favorite piece for any occasion.
Of particular note is the Elwood Core hoodie, which has sold out for the sixth time in a row – if that’s not a good sign, I don’t know what is. With an oversized fit and vintage wash, this ever-popular hoodie is available for just $75, with a pack of three on special offer for $195 – an amazing deal if I’ve ever seen one.
The brushed thermal lining adds comfort to this hoodie. Dropped shoulders and baggy sleeve complete the oversized look. The hoodie is also slightly cropped, so you get the baggy look without looking like you’re a kid wearing your dad’s clothes.
Vintage gray is my favorite Elwood Core colour. This almost-charcoal is cool. This hoodie would look great with almost any casual outfit (think jeans and a tee), but it’s especially cozy when paired with one of the brand’s white tees and matching gray sweatpants. The colors the brand offers are conducive to mixing and matching, so definitely don’t be afraid to cross-match items. It’s hard to find a combo that doesn’t work.
In very much the same guise as the core hoodie, Elwoods’s crewnecks offer a nice alternative for those who do not need or want a hood. This would look great over a collared t-shirt, but make sure that the collar is large enough to match the theme.
The crewneck has a wide collar with ribs for a vintage look. As well as being available in the brand’s four year-round colors mentioned above, the oversized crewneck is offered in a wide range of seasonal shades, too.
I love earth tones. My favorites are sage, vintage chalk and lavender. These colors look so new (are you still saying that?) when paired with one of the brand’s contrasting tees.
The brand’s colors are perfectly chosen to complement the season in question, with oranges and earth tones lending themselves to Fall/Winter, while lavenders and whites evoke notes of Spring/Summer.
Perhaps the ultimate staple pieces from the Elwood Core Collection are the brand’s wide range of tees made from 100% organic cotton. Featuring an oversized fit and complete with vintage details such as a hand-distressed rib, Elwood’s tees are very versatile. As a matter of fact, the base of almost any cool streetwear look is a colorful tee.
These tees come in an enormous range of colors. Considering their versatility, it is wise to buy several. If you’re a little weary of color, like me, get a couple of white ones and a couple of black ones. These colors go with everything.
These tees would look great with baggy jeans and chunky shoes for a casual streetwear look. They would also look great with one of the brand’s cropped denim jackets, also available in a variety of vintage shades. Look out, Jeremy Allen White!
Other Key Collections
Elwood Clothing has several capsules, collections and capsules in addition to the Core Collection. Trademark Collection has always been a favorite of mine.
I particularly like the Elwood Trademark tee in black, complete with the brand’s logo printed in an artistic font on the back and on the front, about halfway up on the left. It’s a more interesting take on regular branded tees.
The brand’s Trademark oversized crewneck in a bright ‘Pearl Spur’ color looks like a classic crewneck, albeit in a heavier organic cotton that, honestly, makes it look more expensive than it is, in the best possible way. The font in light red is really nice. The Trademark tee has the logo printed at the same places.
The Trademark trucker hat in pearl spur or black, with contrast embroidered branding, is an excellent option to finish the look. This is giving California vibes, and I’m here for it.
Elwood also offers a wide range of cargo trousers, carpenter jeans, shirts and knits to compliment their Core Collection. Elwood’s accessories include beanies, caps and tote bags that can add a personal touch to any outfit. This brand can be a one stop shop for your entire wardrobe if you so choose.
Elwood Clothing, established in the 90s, has been able to refine its clothing line from the perspective of fit, style and color. Elwood Clothing, made of organic cotton and denim fabrics and designed for longevity, is meant to be a staple in your wardrobe. The brand’s vintage wash colors will look even better with age, enhancing the worn, distressed vibe of the majority of their pieces. The loyalty of Elwood customers, combined with celebrity endorsement and their sell-out Core Collection releases, is a testament to the high regard in which the brand’s clothing is held. It’ll be hard to go wrong with anything from these true professionals.