This month we’re excited to bring you our latest line: Aviator Nation! A 1970’s inspired, handmade, lifestyle brand whose mission statement is to create rad clothes, Aviator
Nation is laid back Cali style at its best.
Aviator Nation got started with creator Paige Mycoskie’s eternal hunt to finding and collecting the perfect vintage tee. She has never been into buying the reproductions of rocker tees and other vintage apparel because, in her opinion, the new ones don’t look or feel anything like a true vintage piece. The “vintage t-shirt” has become an obvious worldwide obsession that Aviator Nation has taken to the next level.
In order to create a line that truly lives up to authentic vintage left Paige no choice but to begin studying how t-shirts and sweatshirts were actually produced in the past. Paige studied everything from old- school screen printing inks and techniques, to classic fibers and fabrics, to the machines used to weave the pieces. She even managed to find sewing machines used to sew and finish garments in the ‘60s and ‘70s, and brought them into her manufacturing plant in Los Angeles, so the stitch-work is authentically done the same way it was in years past.
The result is a t-shirt, sweatshirt, or hoodie that actually looks like it came from another decade. People who see an Aviator Nation garment fall in love with it though oftentimes they’re not really sure why. Many people love the way the clothes feel because it’s super broken-in from day one of wearing it. Paige has taken her designs another step further and developed an appliqué technique using single needle handstitch work to give each garment a one-of-a-kind effect, a little different from the one before. We love the story behind the line, the ease and comfort of the pieces, the designs and fabrics, and are sure you will too!