We originally got in touch with the guys at Acapulco Gold after they came across our cycle top collab with ONLY NY last year. We'd like to imagine all these cool New York brands live side-by-side somewhere in downtown Manhattan, dropping knowledge and sharing ideas with each other while perched on a stoop. The reality is they're probably all operating out of the American equivalent of an isolated warehouse in East Sussex. But hey, we can dream…
I think what first struck us about Acapulco Gold here at Urban Industry, was the sheer ballsiness and sly playfulness of their designs. None of this 'Est. MXVII' nonsense, just cheeky nods to pop culture and the slightly shadier side of life. My Angry Lo' Bear t-shirt is still one of my favourite tees. This is now the fourth drop we received from the AG guys, and it's perhaps one of their strongest. I'm drawn straight away to the AG Point Shaving Jacket, a piece that showcases just how well Acapulco Gold do the whole made in the USA cut & sew stuff. This isn't your typical shoddy binliner-esque coaches jacket, this is an amazing cross between a classic coaches jacket and something like a Dickies Eisenhower work jacket.
The graphic tees are on point as always, with the Captain Murdock T-Shirt in particular drawing on NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's turn in Airplane!, as well as his connecttions with a certain German sportswear brand. Elsewhere we see some quality Japanese-sourced fabrics being put to good use in the Hawaiian Snapback Cap, which in our humble opinion is the perfect headwear choice for these warmer months.
Check the whole Acapulco Gold collection: HERE