Photo Credit: Durkl

Photo Credit: Durkl

Washington D.C. streetwear can be described in one word- urban. With D.C. fashion expanding and growing, urban designs are popping up faster than ever. If you haven’t found a label you love yet, fear no more. DURKL, a menswear brand that was founded in 2005, is the brand for you.

DURKL’s offbeat prints, and simplistic designs merge to create perfect urban inspired products. With a focus on young musicians, artists, and media groups, DURKL’s line creates the perfect energy for young professionals out and about. DURKL’s eclectic range is based mainly on outerwear ranging from funky printed raincoats to comfortable draw-string hoodies. Unsure about rocking the prints emblazed on DURKL’s outerwear? No problem. The line also consists of multiple color blocked clothing pieces for a toned down look. No matter what look you chose, DURKL’s outerwear collection focuses on practicality and creating fun, non-traditional menswear. 2015 has seen a big trend in hats, both bucket hats and snapbacks. Both locals and celebrities have been seen sporting them.

Photo credit: Durkl

Photo credit: Durkl

DURKL’s wide selection of colors and prints makes shopping for these two styles much more fun. Along with their extensive collection of styles, DURKL’s logo is a feature on many hats. Their logo is reminiscent of a surf shop logo, which gives the line a laid-back, west coast vibe. Along with accessories, DURKL boasts a great selection of button down shirts for any season. As the weather starts to cool down and we make our way towards fall, these 100 percent cotton shirts are ideal to layer underneath one of their windbreakers to keep warm. Now DURKL is labeled as a menswear shop, but ladies you can rock these designs too! DURKL’s accessories and clothing pieces are perfect for both men and women. Whether you wear one of these button downs with a pair of jeans, or with a dress, you will be sure to turn some heads.

This past April, DURKL launched their first flagship store in D.C. However, there was a twist. DURKL teamed up with the owner of Toki Underground to create Maketto- a retail and dining experience. Maketto serves to delight the customer in all ways: food created by Chef Erik Bruner-Yang, coffee made by Vigilante Coffee, and of course clothes from DURKL. This creative space is ideal for a brand that welcomes creative minds to its shops. Next time you are in the city, whether it be for business or pleasure, make time to stop by Maketto. Their inviting space and minimalistic design will make you want to tour the place for ethics as well as grab a bite to eat and shop.

Whether you consider yourself an urban style icon or you just stick to the basics when it comes to clothing, DURKL has something for everyone in their collection. Toki Underground:Chef Erik Bruner-YangVigilante Coffee.

 

Photo Credit: Durkl

Photo Credit: Durkl

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By Emily O'Rourke

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