HOW WE WEAR IT: CALM DRAMA

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The phrase “Calm Drama” was coined by our own Alicia Rae when describing the aesthetic of Jeff Madalena and Jason Gnewikow’s Brooklyn home. It’s all about clean comfort, subtle yet unique details, and effortlessly keeping things interesting. As this new terminology finds its place in the OAK vocabulary, a few of our latest arrivals ended up fitting the description perfectly. Here’s how we’re wearing “Calm Drama” this summer:

LOOSEN UP

Cheap Monday is hitting all the right notes for summer when it comes to “Calm Drama.” The Cheap Monday ‘Ben’ loose knit sweater for men, and the Cheap Monday ‘Neve’ mesh bodysuit for women both show enough to make a lasting impression, yet are just as equally subdued in their more traditional cuts.

-7Cheap Monday ‘Ben’ sweater.

-10Cheap Monday ‘Neve’ mesh body suit.

EVER-SO-SLIGHTLY

Just because it errs on the simpler side of things doesn’t mean it can’t also be considered “Calm Drama.” Take the OAK slouch pocket tee and OAK washed tee for example. Each one plays with length (slightly short, and extra long respectively) creating interesting dimensions with the classic t-shirt.

-2OAK slouch pocket tee in white – men. OAK slouch pocket tee in white – women.

-9OAK washed tee in black – women. OAK washed tee in black – men.

PARTY IN THE BACK

The great thing about “Calm Drama” is that it doesn’t have to hit you all at once.  Sometimes when you least expect it a detail will appear, bringing it all together. From the front, the unisex A.OK extended hem tee and OAK split back racer tank both appear to be familiar basics, but from the back they stand out as unique pieces, breathing new life into otherwise simpler styles.

-1A.OK extended hem tee in white – men. A.OK extended hem tee in white – women.

-8OAK split back racer tank in white.

BLACK OR WHITE

If we had to choose any one piece at OAK that best defines “Calm Drama” it would have to be the Harmon overdye parka, now back in white. Light enough to wear through the summer months, yet begging to be layered once the transition into fall begins, this versatile classic has been with us for years, yet continues to find new ways of inspiring the way we dress. And while we’re digging it in white, we’ll always get behind the Harmon overdye parka in black as well.

-5Harmon overdye parka in white.

Picture 6Harmon overdye parka in black.

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