WORDS BY JOSEPH FURNESS
Alyx - the wincingly cool label from designer Matthew Williams - might have already appeared on your radar. You might have seen its slyly subversive tailoring or their 90s-inspired take on the MA-1 jacket. You might have seen it on Kanye, or Virgil, or A$AP Rocky. Maybe you even heard about their recent collaboration with Kim Jones, the newly appointed artistic director at Men’s Dior. But maybe you didn’t. So we’re here to tell you that it’s going to be your new preferred brand for accessories. Yes, that was us making your mind up for you.
From Six Flags inspired belts to major-military-vibes chest rigs, here are the pieces you need to know about. Drive the bandwagon that everyone is soon to jump on. Your friends might even think you helped to kick-start the trend. We won’t tell if you don’t.
Sported by rap stars and social influencers alike, the Alyx Chest Rig embodies the trend for war-core (Google it). More importantly, the pack is actually an unintentional style solution for the modern backpacker with an overprotective mother. She told you to keep your bag front-facing at all times, didn’t she?
Some may assume that you’ve been electronically tagged (“Shouldn’t he be at home on house arrest” you hear them whisper), but that works in your favour because you’ve always wanted to have a bad boy demeanour. Show them that you’re trouble by wearing Alyx’s signature buckle around your wrist, and match it with your belt for a touch of extra swagger.
The Alyx Rollercoaster belt — with its adjustable one-size fit — will make sure you’re always buckled up and strapped in. The minimal, accessible accessory will support you as you embrace the figurative highs and lows of life that often leave you feeling #shook.
Nylon is soon to be everywhere, and the Alyx Nylon Belt Bag is the consummate way to incorporate the fabric into your look. Naturally, Matthew Williams’ take on the belt bag, featuring the signature buckle with laser ingrained branding, is millennial style down to a tee.
Part backpack, part beltpack: the Alyx Leather Crossbody Bag is a hybrid of this year’s biggest bag trends. This is the perfect city bag: it’s compact enough to prevent you from careering into your fellow commuters. Don’t be that guy.
Maybe you just don’t suit the bad boy attitude — quite the contrary, you’re a man of morals. The Alyx Ring Belt details is more cop than robber; a uniform belt for those who stand for justice.