My friend Max Vanderwoude Gross started his menswear line ‘PROPER GANG‘ last year and has been expanding the line’s offering since then. I paid a visit to the showroom to get a walkthrough the fall/winter 2013 collection. The collection is based off of Max’s own roots and cultural influences. Staples include pocket t-shirts, cotton military influenced button-down shirts, denim jackets, and zip hoodies made from duffle coat wool.
My personal favorite pieces were the color-blocked jerseys which were just the perfect fit (cropped and slim but still with just oversized enough to feel like a jersey). Also of note are the cords, jeans and trousers that are based off the same PROPER GANG pattern (tapered, cropped without being too skinny). I’m definetly feeling what Max is doing with the line and I’m looking forward to seeing how PROPER GANG continues to establish itself in the New York menswear scene.
You can expect to see the pieces at Opening Ceremony in New York, LA and London later this year.