Brand: The Critical Slide Society
Key Pieces: Long sleeve shirt with graphics emblazoned along the arms (slide #7), grey-washed dad cap with rat graphic (slide #13) and swim trunks with German flag-ripped colored stripes (slide #15).
Editor’s Notes: When you think of cool and edgy sport subcultures, surfing isn't the first that comes to mind. Perhaps it's the limited style options (there's only so much you can do with body suits and swim trunks) or the sun-kissed beach settings (also a limited domain where fashion is concerned), but when you think about it, surfing is pretty extreme sport. Riptides, rogue waves, razor sharp corals, leash tangles and man-eating sharks – skaters, you've got some competition ahead of you. Hailing from Down Under, streetwear label The Critical Slide Society (TCSS) taps the gritty lifestyle of the subculture, capturing several pro surfers in action via its SS17 lookbook.