Streetwear Spotlight: Are Easy Clothing + GIVEAWAY!

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Picking out what you’re going to wear for the day might be difficult, but hey, there’s Are Easy Clothing now.  You’ll always be finding cool stuff in this brand’s collection.  However, what is Are Easy Clothing and what is its story?  SoJones.com talked to Raul Barquet, President of Are Easy Clothing. (Get a chance to win in another GIVEAWAY!)

Introduce yourself and describe how your brand was started.
Hey I’m Raul “Rez” Barquet, President of Are Easy Clothing. The line was started in 2008 as a side project and has since become a business and a brand that is putting it’s stamp on the independent streetwear scene.

Describe this season’s theme and inspiration for your line.
The Spring/Summer 2011 Collection draws a lot of inspiration from the game of chess as well as historical design. The King piece in chess holds a great significance to the owners of the brand being the most important piece on the board. Without the King, you loose. Design inspiration for one shirt was taken from ancient Egyptian motifs and another was inspired by freemasonry.

Any product placements on celebs to keep an eye out for?
Professional Wrestlers Raven, and Arik Cannon, and Psycho+Logical Records Rapper Mr. Hyde are among some of the notable people who wear Are Easy Clothing.

What has been a surprise fashion hit over the last year?
Snap-backs and Camper hats definitely were a surprise. Can’t say I wasn’t stoked to make some snap-backs though.

What current fashion trend would you like to see thrown overboard?
Affliction, Tapout, Ed Hardy…anything that qualifies as design vomit…disgusting.

What is/was one of your most prized fashion pieces, past or present?
That’s a hard one, but I would have to say the SPRFKR X Cope2 collaboration shirt. That shirt inspired me to start a line, I don’t know what I would be doing with myself otherwise.

TuPac or Biggie?
Of course BIG.

Check Are Easy’s full collection on the brand’s website, follow it on Facebook and check out the brand’s Twitter page for more info.

ARE EASY CLOTHING GIVEAWAY

Are Easy Clothing is giving away ONE package full of awesomeness to ONE very lucky SoJones.com reader which contains:

King Logo Tee – $25
Life is like a game of chess…what piece are you? This 4.5 oz 100% combed cotton men’s crew neck shirt features the new King logo screen printed on the front of the shirt in white. Includes printed size tags as well as woven brand labels on the sleeve. Colors available are Orange, Charcoal, Coal, Black & Turquoise. Sizes available are Small, Medium, Large, X-Large & XX-Large.

Secret Society Tee – $25
You may like the compass and square but these are the tools of our trade. This 4.5 oz 100% combed cotton men’s crew neck shirt features the Secret Society design screen printed on the front of the shirt in black and gray. Includes printed size tags as well as woven brand labels on the sleeve. Colors available are Sand, Natural, White, Light Blue, Kelly, Royal & Silver. Sizes available are Small, Medium, Large, X-Large & XX-Large.

Easy, Sleazy, & Rude Tee – $15
Easy, Sleazy & Rude…those are the qualities that we live by. We have a lack of integrity to uphold after all! This 4.5 oz 100% combed cotton men’s crew neck shirt features the Easy, Sleazy & Rude Laurel design screen printed on the front of the shirt in yellow. Available in Black. Sizes available are Small, Medium, Large, X-Large & XX-Large.

Made Easy Snap-Back – $25
The Made Easy Snap Back Cap is a six panel, black, flat brim, baseball cap with snap closure. The hat features a traditional markers mark stamp on the front left panel in either Red & White, or Gray & White. Adjustable sizing.

King Logo Beanie – $15
Keep your ears warm and your look cool. This beanie features the Are Easy Clothing king logo embroidered on the front of the hat. Color-ways available are White on Black, and Black on Gray. One size fits most.
Total $105

Looking for picture references?  Just check the cool items featured above in the article.

Here’s how it works:

1. Answer this question: What’s the name of the brand we’re featuring today?
2.  You can give your answer from June 24th, 2011 through July 8th, 2011. Make sure that when you comment you provide a link of where we can contact you (like your SoJones account, your Facebook, etc.). It makes life easier to be able to contact you should you win.
4. Drawing for ONE WINNER will be held on July 11th, 2011. The winner will be announced on this page and on the forums page (http://www.sojones.com/forums/).

Article Comments Lottery Rules

* One prize per winner

* Previous winners must wait 30 days before entering this contest

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