Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles, California, has long been a street full of culture and history. Fairfax was, and still is, a thriving and historical community full of restaurants, thrift stores and family owned businesses. It is also home to the famous Canter’s Deli where locals and tourists alike go for their late night fix. Today, Fairfax Avenue is most widely recognized for their high end skate wear and skate culture. Supreme started the migration of streetwear boutiques along Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles. Soon after, The Hundreds, RVCA, Diamond Supply Co., Reserve and other shops began to follow suit. Rap collective Odd Future even opened a store among them to showcase their own line of clothes. Fairfax Avenue stands as the skate wear epicenter of Los Angeles.
This week’s Fashionisto gives you a good taste of what you’ll find on Fairfax this summer: Camp caps, unique T-shirts and an overall laidback look. Camp caps (5-panel hats) have been huge since last spring and are here to stay. Supreme has been most notable in the trend, selling out their latest camp caps in hours. There are endless patterns from printed cats to black velvet. Some of my favorites are the Maui Wowie 5-panel from Mishka and the wool RAW logo camper cap. DQM just released three online exclusive caps with patterns reminiscent of late summer in July: stripes, fishing tackle, and anchors.
This Fashionisto is also on trend wearing a plain grey T-shirt with a detailed pocket. He keeps the rest of his outfit clean-cut to make the pattern stand out. The best part about this look is that he has pulled off a hat adorned with camels and a pocket with tribal print — it doesn’t get much better than that.
Hint: If you haven’t hopped on the 5-panel trend yet now is the time! Try browsing brands online like HUF and Rip N Dip. Since the most popular ones tend to sell out fast, eBay is known to have those hard to get hats. Or, of course you could do it the old-fashioned way and take a trip to Fairfax Avenue and browse the boutiques.