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You know that moment when something vibrant is caught in your peripheral view? Something that makes you think "fuck yeah that's an awesome outfit"?. That happened to me while photographing street style last year. The outfit I photographed was a lightweight suit, decorated with floral prints with a soft metallic finish. Joseph Lucido, the influencer donning the outfit, eagerly shared the brand label, Descendant of Thieves (cool name, right?)

Rarely does one cuff the pants of a subtle-polka dot white suit to reveal cheeky ankle details.

Rarely does one cuff the pants of a subtle-polka dot white suit to reveal cheeky ankle details.

In comparison to this, all other hooded parkas are a boring disappointment

In comparison to this, all other hooded parkas are a boring disappointment

Six months later, I stumbled upon the brand’s stand-alone store in the west village. Discovering its location was like finding an oasis in a desert full of dreary clothing stores. I found their collection refreshingly playful with the right amount of mood. It’s like Descendant of Thieves is the younger, mischievous sibling of All Saints.

A navy suit with an “x” scattered all over it? The good thing is that people will instantly appreciate your outfit. The bad thing is that your face, however handsome it may be, becomes slightly irrelevant…

A navy suit with an “x” scattered all over it? The good thing is that people will instantly appreciate your outfit. The bad thing is that your face, however handsome it may be, becomes slightly irrelevant…

Naturally I had the urge to photograph some of their pieces, especially the ones that amplify the meaning of “floral”, and casual suiting. For these garments in particular, the design team clearly had a lot of fun during the conceptualization process.

The right outfit for when you have brunch, a rooftop party, and other day drinking activities

The right outfit for when you have brunch, a rooftop party, and other day drinking activities

The gold standard of the bomber jacket

The gold standard of the bomber jacket

Photographer and Editor: Matthew Usukumah

Additional Editing: Tobias Bui

Model: Tim Kosters

Make-Up: Sandy Hsieh

All clothing provided by Descendant of Thieves

Saturday, May 18th 2019