And, by that, I mean the extreme heat of July, which does pale in comparison to the brutal climes of August but whatever, it all sucks.
Stüssy x CPFM does not suck, however, if you're into that kinda thing.
You've got what Stüssy calls "an inspired summer capsule" in a press release, which is a pretty tame way of describing a very vivid selection of graphic hoodies, T-shirts, shorts, belts, towels, and 32 oz. Nalgene bottles, in case you don't have enough things to carry water in. Hydration is all-important, though, so no hate.
There's a heavy Jamaican influence here, appropriate for the tropical season. For instance, there's an all-over graphic on the T-shirt that riffs on "Rain a fall but dutty tuff," a line from a patois-rich poem by Louise Simone Bennett Coverly.
Elsewhere, lots of Jamaican flag-inspired colors and that inimitable Stüssy walkin' man logo.
Launching July 1 at Stüssy's website, select stores, and certain Dover Street Markets, the Stüssy x Cactus Plant Flea Market Summer 2022 collab follows a string of bigtime drops from the Californian streetwear stalwart.
CPFM has been comparatively quiet but that just means big stuff in the works, right? This year really only saw the release of its latest Japan-made collection but don't count Cactus Plant out for the rest of 2022, not at all.