Taking a look at Death Hippie

by Andy on March 16, 2007

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Deathhippie is the kind of brand where I really don’t know where I’m meant to start. Usually, I’ll get an e-mail from an up-and-coming artist or brand who make it feel like when you’re writing about them, you’re fighting for the little guy, but when I look at Deathhippie I get transported into a different world of fashion compared to my usual style. And you know what, I kind of like it.

Deathhippie has been seen on Elijah Wood, Tobey Maguire, Jared Leto and Billy Bob Thornton, they launched their line at Tao nightclub in Las Vegas, and they’ve been on numerous hotlists for the past year. And yet, the guy that runs Deathhippie got in touch with me, perhaps he over-estimated just how influential HYA is?

Anyway, I really like what Deathhippie are putting out there. Everything is hand-printed, so no two items are alike, their shirts have complex and rich patterns, with a vintage look so genuine you could easily think that every tee was 25 years old (y’know, in a good way), and I think some of their tees are even printed inside out, the stitching detail adds a certain something. Despite the fact that most of the tees have something going on all over them, they actually seem pretty subtle, there’s not too many in-your-face colour contrasts, although there isn’t very much that’s subtle about gold foil.

As you’d expect, when your clothing attracts the Hollywood A-list, the pricetag is slightly higher than usual. Although, I don’t really think that the price is that high, around $60 isn’t exactly crazy money when you’re dealing with a designer label, and there’s clearly a lot of care going into each garment, so whilst you are paying more than with most tees, you’re getting a pretty special item of clothing at the same time.

Visit Deathhippie.

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