Originally Posted by timpoblete
What's McNairy's track record so far on clothing? I don't recall too many pieces outside of the multi-pocket cargo pants on ACL. Did WWM choose him solely on shoes (pun intended?).
Don't know much about the WWM selection process, although I think Daiki and McNairy have known each other for quite awhile.
You don't (yet) see much of McNairy's clothing at retail. He's had a couple lines previously, most notably McNairy Brothers, and that seemed to be of-a-piece with Daiki's stuff, generally--Quirky, almost exclusively made-in-US versions of American sportswear. Some recent McNairy Brothers pieces on ebay included a Schott-made bomber; a windowpane check, unlined duffel coat; corduroy carpenter pants; and a denim parka. That stuff's all at least 8 years old, I think. You also see some McNairy Brothers Merch on the Japanese auction sites, but it's a lot of graphic tshirts.
From what I've seen, McNairy is less interested in older archival stuff than Daiki, less into hunting/mountain gear, and more interested in milsurp (and I don't just mean digi camo), more straightforward dress clothing, and irony. Pretty sure he's also done womenswear, but I'm not sure how that might translate into WWM.