Introducing: Parlez Clothing

New out of Bristol comes Parlez Clothing, a streetwear brand with a clear focus on their British background, rather than the usual US references.

With a focus on graphic tees and fleece, Parlez incorporate a selection of traditionally British images into their designs, including crests, gilded patterns and deer. Their debut collection is comprised of 5 designs, printed across white, grey, navy, and black tees, hoods, and crewneck sweatshirts. As a final touch, the collection also includes a Harris Tweed bag built with cyclists in mind by local company (iL) Soigneur, which looks like it would make the perfect riding accessory, although it’s use might be limited to that alone.

The main downside for me is the clear and easily drawn comparisons to other brands, like Second Son, who have come before. These sorts of ‘Britishisms’ are something SS did so well, and although they have less of a presence now, it would be difficult for any brand to try this sort of thing without such a connection being relevant. That said, it’s great that Parlez haven’t just stuck to accepted streetwear standards, US sports logos and hip-hop references, and tried to create something which references their own background.

The brand’s debut collection is out now and available from Parlez Clothing.

Adam Scotland

One of the three founding members of THE DAILY STREET, Adam is our Editor at TDS. Adam works in the streetwear industry for Out Of Step Ltd., specialising in both USA and UK brands. He also contributes to The Hundreds website.

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Comments

  • ste

    nice but the price point is a bit high for a new brand but good luck.

  • Rhys

    nice to see them using the same stag as on madburyclub.com . other than that the stuff looks good.

  • M

    Seems like a mixture of many different brands.

  • P

    @STE – really? The prices seem reasonable (i.e. tees for £20). Agree that there is some nice stuff here.

  • b

    go on Beider!

  • KREATOR

    I don’t get stock images and brushes, shit’s changed since those brands who started the trend, fuck this.*

  • logic

    i think the problem with streetwear now is..well it all seems a bit too white and middleclass

    and in fact all the brands that are streetwear now, i dont see any coverage for. I only expect to see middleclass white boys and their only supreme floral pocket tee’s

  • Tyler

    Somebody say ANDWOT?

  • Dr Know

    @logic the streets deffo ain’t middleclass, something is not adding up here. I do also wonder how many of these street brands are actually from the streets.

  • http://www.retreatstore.com Paul Sid

    sesame street.

    We started in 05 and never liked the word street. Surely all individuals should strive to create amazing art, period and not just manufactured for something aligned to a specifi scene