RIPNDIP has fast become a leading brand here at Attitude, with a revival occurring thanks to incredibly strong output and a seriously fun brand image overall. The Cali-based skate label has taken its comedic output to new levels with its Holiday ’16 collection, as we see old favourites mixed in with new graphics that all retain a certain level of tongue-in-cheek humour.
First up we have the two heaviest layers of the new arrivals, the Savage Jacket in Camo and the M-69 We Bad Military Jacket in Black. The former is pictured on the left above, and is certainly one of the most eye-catching pieces in the new collection. A full army camo-covered cotton exterior provides a very maximal colourway and a canvas-like protection from the wind and rain, and the nylon diamond-quilted lining ensures a high level of thickness and softness whilst locking in warmth (very ideal, it’s been a chilly winter so far and looks like it’s going to get worse!). The fit of the jacket is on point, thanks to ribbed wrist cuffs, a drawstring-adjustable waist and silver popper button closure system that makes it very versatile. Finally, across the back of the jacket we see contrasting black “SAVAGE” text via embroidery, given a nice and thick white embroidered outline to make it stand out even more.
The M-69 We Bad Military Jacket is every bit as hard as it sounds, with a heavy-duty cotton twill exterior and lining providing incredible resistance against the elements and significant warmth and comfort. Again the fit is on point, this time thanks to adjustable wrist cuffs via a button system, and a button closure system at the front of the jacket. Stylish military details include the largely-sized buttons all over the jacket, four front pockets and cheesy Nermerica patch that features on the left arm, and finally We Bad embroidered text is featured on the right of the chest in a tonal black. The Savage Jacket also comes in Forest Green, so there’s certainly a piece of outerwear for everyone in this collection.
No new hoodies or crewnecks this season, but the pain of those being missing has certainly be eased by the new t-shirts RIPNDIP has blessed us with. The Nermal Banana Tee arrives in White, on the left above, and the Nermal Pills Tee arrives in a unique Vintage Green, on the right above. Both have been constructed using cotton, giving them a lightweight and breathable feel that will come in very handy when the spring and summer come calling. It also makes them very soft and comfortable (working well with the ribbed necklines), so these will be very ideal for skating in too. On the Nermal Banana Tee, we see a pocket added to the chest which features a screen printed graphic of Nermal riding a yellow banana, typically random and almost pointless – but that’s why we love the brand after all! On the Nermal Pills Tee, we see a screen printed graphic on the left of the chest showing Nermal popping out of a pills bottle, and on the back we see the same bottle in larger size with Nermals falling out of it, again as random and bizarre as expected.
We’ve also been graced with some new hats this season, very welcome arrivals to say the least. On the left above we have the Nermal Yang Six Panel Cap in Black, and on the left we have the Go Fuck Thyself Six Panel Cap in White. Both have been made using a fine cotton twill, very durable yet soft in nature and providing a relatively deconstructed fit that is suitable for almost anyone. Both can also be adjusted via a brown leather strap and metal clasp, the former featuring a soft lining to enhance comfort further. The Nermal Yang cap features embroidered cartoon-styled versions of Nermal and the We Out Here Alien, wrapping around each other to produce a riff on the iconic Yin Yang symbol, and the Go Fuck Thyself cap is pretty self explanatory – the same text in the title of the hat is embroidered onto the crown in black, creating a lowkey yet suitably offensive cap that is the perfect summary of everything RIPNDIP is.
The brand has taken wacky accessories to new heights this season, with the return of the Lord Nermal Umbrella on the left above and the debut of the Go Away Rug. The former is more than worth the retail price, described by RIPNDIP themselves as the “best umbrella ever” thanks to a graphic of swearing Nermal on a grey backdrop, and a huge 46″ span that’s enough to keep the whole family dry this winter. The latter ironically features white “go away” text on a black 22″ x 36″ welcome rug, with swearing Nermal again making an appearance to reiterate the point first proposed by the text beside him. Look at it this way, what other brands here at Attitude do you see making door mats and umbrellas? None! And that is exactly why you need these!
On top of the new items pictured above, we’ve had a re-up on some of RIPNDIP’s most loved items, including the Falling Nermal T-Shirts, Lord Nermal Pocket T-Shirts and more. You can view the items pictured above by clicking on their respective image, and the whole collection can be found online here, and in our Colchester and Ipswich stores!