We’re a pretty satisfied bunch, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t covetous. Sometimes we see things out there that we just must have. Cool Things We Want is an archive of those earthly desires.
Local craftswoman and Vancouverite interview subject Cassandra Bailey has our attention again. Earlier this month, the designer and maker of Old Fashioned Standards workwear-inspired clothing label released her new Autumn/Winter collection, and we want it all.
The A/W 2020 drop includes three new styles – a Home Run Button Down, waterproof Umpire Overshirt, 9 to 9 Work Pant and two floral quilted hooded jackets – plus the return of the OFS classic Safari Hat. Each design is timeless, unisex and durable enough to stand up to the season’s weather, and then some. In addition to the usual waxed cotton fabrics in multiple colours, we’re also really digging all of the denim – 7 oz Violet Natural Stripe USA Semi Selvage Denim, 13.5 oz Indigo Railway USA Selvage Denim, 10.7 oz Indigo Natural wide stripe USA denim and 12.75 oz Kuroki Japan Natural Indigo Selvage Denim – as well as the range of environmentally friendly up-cycled nylon and corduroy fabrics.
Cassandra explains a bit more about her inspiration and what’s next for OFS:
“As a local designer and maker who hand drafts all the patterns and sews all the products in house, my production process is always intrinsically linked to the times and place. So when the pandemic hit and called for sticking to close circles, it came naturally to collaborate with my brother-in-law, Julio, of Julio Cuellar Jewelry and create something that reflects our lifestyles and the people in it.
“With sustainability, inclusivity, and durability at the forefront, expanding our stockists list and creating more small collections is the next chapter for OFS and we cant wait to show you Spring/Summer 2021!”
Each and every piece of OFS clothing is “meticulously handmade” in East Van. This labour of love takes time, but if you put in your order now you can probably still have something ready in time to have it delivered to your loved one and/or yourself for the holidays. Check out some of our favourite styles below. You can also scope out the entire A/W 2020 Editorial on the OFS Instagram feed.