There's a fine line between worn-in and worn-out, distressed and actually disintegrating. Assembly New York reclaims the line this fall. Owner-designer Greg Armas takes the details of over-loved garments—bleached dyes, water marks, frayed seams—and makes them wearable again.
The pieces have a really intimate feel to them, in the same way that your grandfather's hand-me-down Sunday jacket might. Intimate also because the palette (of dark greens and faded blacks) takes its cue from the forests of Greg's native Pacific Northwest. Bleached rib-knits, over-dyed plaids, and wrenched quilting reference homespun textiles and old utility garments. Tailoring is casual in shrunken wool twills, and designed in the hope that you might wear jacket and pants together.
Stitched right here in New York, the collection taps into the best kind of lived-in vintage, with hidden pockets and secret details.