It’s a law of nature: wear a T-shirt enough, and it’ll stretch out and move to pajama phase before arriving at its final resting place as an oil rag.
It’s also a law of nature that if humans continue consuming basics like so, we’ll be living on a pile of used clothes before long.
Band of Outsiders founder Scott Sternberg has a fix for this: Entireworld, a new local company that makes handsome basics from recycled and/or organic cotton.
Sternberg has been lying low since leaving his beloved, iconoclastic label under in 2015, due to — as he told GQ — an “age-old, you know, creative vision/business vision clashing sort of thing.” Many, himself included, weren’t sure if he’d return to fashion.
But itches must be scratched, and Sternberg eventually arrived at a new concept that would trade in BoO’s catwalk-ready kits for their spiritual opposite: socks, underwear and monochrome tees and polos, priced competitively and built sustainably.
Entireworld Cotton Basics (4 images)
Every item in the collection is made from either recycled or organic cotton, and Entireworld’s direct-to-consumer production model means that the most expensive item in the collection — a $125 poplin or light denim button-up — is still a fraction of the prices you’d expect from a designer of Sternberg’s pedigree. Socks are $15; undies are $20.
Sternberg also has a pro tip for extending the life of your basics: line dry them. Doing so is less hard on the threads, and drying outside makes the clothes feel better, too — almost like the properly laundered linens you get in fancy hotels.
Give it a try.