There's a lot of paint by numbers streetwear happening at the moment. It's all start faux leather and sublimated prints of the first thing that matches "classic painting" on Google image search then move into "inventive" printing on the sleeves of tees and sweatshirts. Most of it sucks.
But some of it hits the zeitgeist's nail on the head and presents strong ideas on good quality basics. Up in Montreal, the Raised By Wolves team has slowly developed over the past five years and is starting to hit stride. The Black Rose crew necks are their best effort yet. Heavyweight Canadian fleece adorned with black and grey tattoo-style flowers breeds confidence in design, not the herbery associated with stuff like Yeezus tour merchandise. Raised by Wolves is good because it doesn't stretch the imagination too far. Instead, the brand keeps consumers one step ahead of trend and two steps ahead in sourcing. Shout out to Macau made denim. If you know, you know. And if you know, you just might have some Romulus and Remus in you yet.