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M&TC: Cholo Les Chic: The impeccable cholo look distinguished in Willy Chavarria’s (@newyorkwilly) 2016 collection.

With his roots in the San Joaquin Valley of California, WILLY CHAVARRIA merges Chicano street-culture with sophisticated men’s fashion. This seasons collection is titled “Cholo Les Chic” offering oversized t-shirts with back-pleats, drop shoulder topcoats and relaxed deep-pleated trousers. Silhouettes are relaxed and cut with distinctly modern shapes. Details include brooklyn made wooden buttons and Japanese swimwear fabrics. The knitwear uses Pima and Tanguis cottons to offer the softest possible hand feel. “The young cholos of California have always maintained an impeccable style, “ says Willy. “The masters of the over-sized silhouette, Chicano street style was created a look later borrowed by skate culture and punk culture alike”. Now retailing in such notable stores as Merci Paris and Estnation in Tokyo, the label puts baggy white t-shirts and pleated chinos in a whole new fashion-light.

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