Son’s of Leisure, have created an epic brand which reflects their lifestyle, party proof, effortless, cool; from the local skate park, to work to drinks with friends, the brand, like the boys is all about the leisure of life.
Contemporary designs, classic staples, lightweight materials and attention to detail is what defines Sydney street wear label Circle Park. The collection is designed to move with you, tees and knits come in 100% cotton with water-based ink designs so they breathe and are easy to wear. Jeans and chinos are 98% cotton mixed with elastane, making them just stretchy enough so that they’re ready for anything you throw at them.
Classic shirts get the Circle Park twist with the Hector Ramon button down – a long, fitted cotton blend collared shirt with contrast fabric panels and pocket. The Circle Park team have a modern take on the classic singlet with longer lines and tartan breast pockets. Team either with a pair of comfort rise, slim leg jeans in black, or Circle Park’s favourite chinos – the Hammer. These distinct stretch drill pants with a super low crutch, extra low visible button fly and elastic leg cuff ribbing are guaranteed to be the defining shape for 2012.
Perfect for Winter, the ‘Alldiss’ Snow Knit hooded cardigan with invisible side pockets is perfect to transform all day street wear into barfly style.
Circle Park is the brainchild of designer Tim Turner-Sutton, who dreamed up the label in 2006 while working as an Ad Agency Art Director. By 2008 he had left his job to focus on bringing the brand to life in line with his vision of creating clothes that worked equally in the street and in the office.
Tim cites his rediscovery of skateboarding as a key inspiration for the brand.
“I couldn’t find clothes that I wanted to wear for both skating and the activities that were consuming my adult life,” he explains. “So I began chopping and changing the garments in my wardrobe, combining pieces together to create clothes that worked for my lifestyle.”
Before long friends were asking him to create pieces for them, too. “In what seemed like the blink of an eye, I had sold my assets, was unemployed and developing a collection without any previous experience in the fashion industry,” Tim laughs.
The next few years were a rollercoaster ride as he learned the ropes from the ground up. “Once I found myself completely unprepared in the middle of Asia attempting to source fabrics, find good manufacturers, suppliers, learn the language and trying not to get too badly hustled,” he remembers.
Tim’s instincts were good, resulting in Circle Park becoming the ideal wardrobe for a new generation that understands being adult doesn’t mean giving up the things that make you happy.
… And cheers to that!