Written by Loren Nebrich
Shawn Stussy created the clothing brand and private company Stussy in the early 1980s. The very first International Stussy Tribe Gathering was held in Tokyo in 1991, which brought together all the global personalities involved in the subcultures surrounding the legendary West Coast label.
The Gathering has been held a total of four times: in 1991, 2003, for the brand’s 25th anniversary in 2005, and now again in November of this year to commemorate the brand’s 35th anniversary.
Marking this historic milestone is Stussy's release of two products that pay tribute to the tribe. They are set to release an IST Varsity Jacket, and a coffee table Vintage Retrospective Book. The jacket with showcase custom embroidery bearing the name of each of the 15 cities where Stussy Tribe chapters are located, and the book will chronicle the brand's most iconic designs throughout the years.