STYLE LESSONS FROM NEED FOR SPEED
By Lakeisha Goedluck, 13 November 2017
Dating back to the early 90s, Need For Speed is one of those epic gaming franchises that has stood the test of time. To pay homage to its visual mastery, we teamed up with Electronic Arts (EA) to style the lead characters in the latest instalment, Need For Speed Payback. Take sartorial inspiration from the expert drivers hellbent on revenge, and check out the exclusive T-shirt we designed for the collab, too.
Operating fast cars at high speeds may be impressive, but you’ve gotta have the steez to go along with it. Characters Tyler the Racer (above) and Mac the Showman are decked out in casual day-to-day getups that are especially great for looking slick behind the wheel.
Make like the motorists and opt for an all-American staple – the raglan baseball T-shirt. Choose a vibrant yellow one with a small graphic-print detail and pair with black chinos down low, and round off your look with a pair of Vans x The North Face Sk8-Hi MTE DX trainers.
We’ve already established that a raglan T-shirt is a solid choice, so carry on the trend with this top which is an exact replica of Tyler's from the game.
Pick a pair of ripped light-wash tapered jeans to go on your bottom half for an updated take on trucker style, and don some race-ready Vans classic slip-on plimsolls in white to correspond to your T-shirt.