The “Grass” Shorts are constructed from a rug styled fabric we accidentally found in downtown Los Angeles. The unconventional use was streetwear clothing, but Unxpectd is all about the unconventional and diverted use of surrounding resources. Nonetheless, art cannot be kept inside, you must let nature sculpt your thoughts, and take inspiration from your ever-changing surroundings.
The “Graffiti” Sweatpants is one piece that we most attribute to our move to Los Angeles. Although Kentucky did have graffiti artwork in urban areas, the larger city of Los Angeles inhabits beautiful work in every concrete location. The idea of graffiti greatly impacted Ryan in design of the concept. Believing that the work of paint color deserves more mainstream spotlight than the underpasses allow, Ryan created the samples from actual spray paint. However, to assure longevity of quality, the product sold above is a replica of an original piece made using tactics to mirror the same look. Each one looks individualized from the rest and is constructed from heavyweight fabric to curate a high end quality without sacrificing comfortability.