Suede Bombers, Heroic Denim and Casual Things by Way of Venice Beach

Because Winter’s Got to End Sometime

By Sam Eichner ·
None 8 Photos Current/Elliott
Dress well, feel well.

It’s an adage as old as clothes themselves. Or maybe it’s just something people say on occasion.

Regardless, it’s a maxim you’re putting to the test today with Current/Elliott—a Venice Beach-based shop that’s here to pull you out of your Super Bowl-related coma by sheer force of sartorial will. It’s open now in Bucktown.

Look at this place.

Bright room. Lots of natural wood. Vinyl. A vibe that says, “We’ve read On the Road”...

In other words, just the sort of place you’ll want to go to pick up a few nice pieces to wear as winter fades into spring. They’ve got a casual, ever-so-Americana aesthetic, what with those cotton crewneck sweaters, plaid button-downs and suede bombers that you’ll find very accommodating. Also, warm.

The real highlight, though, is their denim. In addition to a collaboration with Cone Denim (one of the oldest remaining denim mills in the country), they’ll have new ’60s-inspired selvedge jeans this spring, as well as an oversized raglan jacket with that distressed look you like so much.

And should you feel the need to show some local pride, check out this chain-stitched jean jacket, designed in celebration of their first Chicago store.

Spoiler: You feel the need.
Sam Eichner

Sam Eichner likes literature, reality television and his twin cats equally. He has consistently been told he needs a shave since he started growing facial hair.


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