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Barking Irons SS18

June 23, 2018

Fashion | by Thomas Falkenstedt


Barking Irons returns for summer 2018 with fresh graphics lampooning everything from cultural appropriation and brand parody to authenticity in the new millennium. Each shirt is naturally aged and looks and feels like a well-worn favourite complete with cracked print and vintage wash.

Barking Irons was founded in 2003 by brothers Daniel and Michael Casarella. The brothers shared a passion for the way history found its way into folklore and vice versa and set out to explore that through the lens of the infamous Bowery culture of New York City.

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In 2018, Barking Irons introduces the ‘real’ American Tanker Jacket. Known militarily as Jacket Combat model 1945, it is a close cousin to the bomber jacket that has a giant bi-swing back, fuller sleeves and is adorned with thematic slogans and art.

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The brand is best known for their work with iconic musicians like Public Enemy, Kings of Leon, Yoko Ono, and Bob Dylan. The brotherly design duo behind the label has been bridging the gap between fashion, music and popular culture since the early 2000s and their SS18 collection is no exception. It features pieces with shapes inspired by the iconic styles of the 80s and 90s, as well as jackets primed for DIY adornment.

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Barking Irons brings back the 90s-style Acid Wash Battle Jackets, this time fully decked out and/or customisable with Barking Irons patches and slogans. The customer has their say in how they want the jackets to look.

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Having spent the last decade designing some of the world’s best-selling concert merch for leading musicians like Roger Waters, Public Enemy, Sean Lennon, Yoko Ono, Billy Joel, Kings of Leon, and Bob Dylan, Barking Irons is bringing its celebrity roster to bear this fall with limited edition Billy Joel and Bob Dylan tees done in painstaking vintage screen-prints on luxuriously hefty, super-dense cotton wide-body tees reminiscent of concert tees from the 80s and early 90s.

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The Barking Irons SS18 collection is available online on their website.

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