Leisure Projects X Tom of Finland’s “The Sailor” collection was inspired by the attractive uniforms worn by Tom of Finland’s ideal guys. The brand gives particular attention to illustrations of young men dressed in navy uniforms and has merged them with a whimsical design in the vein of Leisure Projects.
The collection’s standout pieces include a biker jacket with a navy collar, denim cargo pants with faux leather patchwork, a corset detail tank top with ‘sailor & biker’ print, and sailor pants inspired by the Navy with zip details instead of buttons that are lined with a unique pattern on the inside created by Leisure Projects called ‘Tom’s Boys’. More playful pieces include boxer shorts and bikini bottoms decorated with Navy pant buttons, classic pieces including T-shirts and sleeveless tops and the brand’s signature shape printed with Tom of Finland illustrations.
The main colours from this collection are black and white, with the addition of a variety of ‘Tom’s boys’ printed fabrics. The materials utilised in this collection, including jeans, faux leather, and extra-thick woven cotton, are brimming with creative energy to create a stylish and energising attitude. Its form is transparent yet breathable, making it ideal for Thailand’s climate. Ten percent of the proceeds from the sale of the “The Sailor” collection will be donated to the Tom of Finland Foundation to support further works of the organisation.
In addition, there will be a special exhibition series by Oat Montien, the first LGBTQ+ individualist artist from Thailand who has been chosen to participate in the Artist in Residence program of the Tom of Finland Foundation in 2022. This piece of art was created in Tom’s house in Los Angeles and was inspired by the physicality of the Thai model, Tom of Finland’s paper designs, as well as the distinctive clothing items from the Leisure Projects x Tom of Finland collection. His works demonstrate a certain sexual drive within Southeast Asian men’s identities in an American style.
21 July ’22 – 14 Aug ’22
Central: The Original Store, Level 4
1266 Charoen Krung Road
TUE – SUN
10 AM – 6 PM