School time is almost here and so is the anticipation of picking out your first-day look. If you even have the slightest hesitancy about what to step out in when hitting the halls or getting to campus, let StockX make the decision easier. Put together A Perfect Fit with the Axel Arigato Genesis Vintage Runner.
Despite only being around for eight years, Axel Arigato has grown in popularity both in the EU and internationally. The brand started out in 2014 with a sole focus on sneakers, utilizing some of the finest materials to craft sneakers in small, family-owned businesses across Europe. A key focus for founders Max Svärdh and Albin Johansson was making sure to do things differently from other brands they came across. “We couldn’t find a brand that we truly could identify with,” said Svärdh and Johansson in an interview with Opumo. “We wanted to create a brand for the next generation and at that time most of the competitors were still doing everything in the same way, so we did most of the things in the opposite way.”
It seems as though their strategy has worked, as Axel Arigato is one of the top brands in Europe with physical stores in six countries across the EU and UAE and is sold online in over 130 territories. Although they have an array of apparel products, their sneakers are what Axel Arigato is more known for, with styles ranging from more minimalistic looks to more retro styles like this Genesis Vintage Runner White Black. The silhouette of this Axel Arigato trainer is reminiscent of the Air Max 90 with its angular shape, while its basic white and black colorway pairs seamlessly with just about anything.
For those looking for a preppy, yet relaxed look to match these Axel Arigato sneakers, pick up this AMI Paris Button Down. Both these sneakers and oxford shirt are versatile enough to wear dressed down or up, as each sport clean colorways that can really make putting together an outfit an easy task. The Ami Paris Button Down Ami De Coeur Oxford Shirt is made in Poland and constructed from 100% organic cotton, with classic button enclosures and AMI’s signature Ami De Coeur logo.
Bucket hats will continue to be trending this year and you can rest assured that they will be one of the more worn headwear pieces at school. So if you’re trying to stay on trend, make your bucket hat of choice be this one from Supreme and Stone Island. This year, Supreme and Stone Island continued their ongoing partnership with their Spring/Summer collection. The capsule of products ranged from a Mona Lisa tee, to a selection of bucket hats, one of which was this Supreme Stone Island Stripe Crusher. This Crusher hat brings another neutral tone that can pair nicely with both the aforementioned button-down and sneakers. Minimal Supreme and Stone Island logos appear on the front side of the hat, while a white stripe around the base of the hat provides a balanced contrast.
If you’re looking to really add a streetwear flare to your fit, these cargo pants from Human Made and Girls Don’t Cry might do the trick. This year, the NIGO-helmed Human Made brand collaborated with another Japanese staple, Verdy’s Girl’s Don’t Cry, on a collection of BMX-inspired pieces. The Human Made x Girls Don’t Cry Cargo Pants have a high inseam compared to other cargo pants which is great for showing off those Axel Arigato kicks. A carabiner, two side pockets, and custom Human Made heart button closure makes this a unique pair of cargos that will certainly grab some eyeballs.
Sometimes, all your outfit needs is a great accessory and sunglasses can really tie an entire look together. These Supreme Marvin Sunglasses in classic tortoiseshell design will go with just about anything you pair them with. And their boxy lens shape is a retro-2000s look that is on trend with most of today’s sunglasses.