There's something about a classic grey t-shirt. It goes with everything and looks better the more beaten, stretched and sun-dried it gets. But craftsmanship is important. Guys don't want a shirt that's going to split at the seams after a few weeks of wear. We want one that's going to withstand weekend hiking trips, afternoon strolls in the city, intense gym workouts, and age gracefully. In this effort, Pistol Lake delivers.
Started by two men on a mission to make high quality t-shirts, Pistol Lake sources fabrics and materials from local makers in Los Angeles. They cut and sew their carefully designed products from inside their Venice garage headquarters using the Pacific Ocean breeze as their secret ingredient. Pistol Lake's shirts and new offerings like French Terry Shorts, Pullover Hoodies and Henleys are soft to the touch, breathable to the skin and tailor-fitted to perfection.
Recognizing the inefficiencies in modern manufacturing, Pistol Lake decided to shake up the game, creating a fabric - called Eudae - made from recycled bottles and the pulp of Eucalyptus trees. It's as soft as silk, thanks to tiny nanofibrils from the fibers of the Eucalyptus tree pulp, but rugged enough for any adventure. Naturally antimicrobial, Eucalyptus tree fibers kill odor but are machine washable, meaning you can do laundry less and without worrying about garment shrinkage. In the process of building its very own technically advanced, ethically and environmentally sustainable factory in Los Angeles, Pistol Lake is a company to watch in the coming years.
After putting the Eudae T-shirt through its paces on the track and in the streets, I've found the more I wear it, the better it feels. Athletically cut, it fits great when you first put it on and will stay that way as long as you own it. Their Crew Neck t-shirts are so popular they're currently sold out (until they're re-stocked in July) but check out the rest of their products. They're not only reasonably priced but will look great in your rotation no matter the occasion.
Words and Photos by The Cuff