RYWS: No. 24

Photographs by Tom

RYWS tee (gifted) / Isabel Marant Soan leather biker pants / Saint Laurent heels / Karen Walker coat


I'm an absolute sucker for a tee with a numbered back.  Yes they have been done by a few brands over the past one to two seasons, but I just can't move past them.  To me, they are seasonless and the perfect mix of sporty cool.  Which leads me to this tee.  I received an email a while back from Kayleigh of RYWS regarding her and her boyfriend's collaboration on their new tee shirt line.  I was immediately attracted to the designs.  The numbered back naturally drew my focus, but I also feel for the boldness of the front print. The contrast between the front and back print was unique to anything I had seen before.  I asked Kayleigh to fill me in on where the print initial idea and inspiration came from.  Basically they each chose two themes that they were interested in.  Kayleigh's being the brand Les Plus Dores & Josh Goot and her boyfriends being Givenchy and sportswear. With that idea they came up with a little parody of all those four themes which ended with the design. 

Although RYWS is still rather small when it comes to the variety of styles, I love that they have focused on quality rather than having an expansive line.  Getting the foundations right to build on and taking pride in what they produce.  Quality over quantity. That and the prices are well below what I would expect to pay in a store. At $40 for a tee, the tees are exceptionally good value. 
A heads up... RYWS's instagram and Tumblr are a visual feast so be sure to drop by http://instagram.com/rywsthelabel and http://nomoneynoremote.tumblr.com. 
I really love hearing about people starting out, taking risks and pushing themselves. Taking on something that interests them although it may be foreign.
Just for the sake of clarity, although RYWS was kind enough to gift me this tee, I believe in the integrity of an honest review. So thank you RYWS for the tee. It is absolutely gorgeous!



17 comments:

  1. Such a nice tee! I really like the print on the front, and always so lovely to hear the inspiration behind things :)

    Hope you've had a great weekend!


    Away From Blue

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  2. That top is super cool!! What is the sizing like? x

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    1. The sizing is true to size. A true t-shirt fit (because they are unisex) so not cut for the female body which is what I love about them. I'm wearing a size small if that helps. x

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  3. Been eyeing off one of these tees for a little while now, stunners. Looking forward to seeing what else RYWS get up too!

    xx

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    1. I'm looking forward to it too. I saw that Kayleigh had made a cute little skirt for a shoot the other day (it was on their instagram). The girl has talent!

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  4. That's such a cool t-shirt! I also love the numbered back. And I still love your gorgeous heels! xo Kayin

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    1. Not sick of the heels yet? :) I really have to get some others on rotation!

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  5. Love the tee ;) I really don't have enough casual ones and wonder what RYWS stands for? x

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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    1. Actually I'm not sure. Good question!

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  6. You look amazing dear! Love your tee! ;)

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    1. Thanks Isa. So sweet of you...

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  7. Inspiring and directional. Beautiful indeed! :)

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  8. I love those leather pants! They fit you like a glove.
    Vanessa
    www.twofortheshowblog.com

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    1. A little bit too much like a glove at the moment :) Too much hearty winter food and treats!

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  9. That shirt is cool. If I can find it anywhere I'm thinking of cutting the sleeves off to make it a cutoff shirt and wearing it like that.

    Great outfit

    http://themissore.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Miss. Ore. The sleeves cut off is such a great look. RYWS actually do some tee's like that. You can see them online at http://www.ryws.bigcartel.com/products and order there too. If you have questions, drop them an email. They are really helpful.

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