Introducing Roark’s Fall 2023 Collection: Far Out East, a new offering of adventure-ready goods, inspired by Roark’s latest travels through Hokkaido, Japan. This season’s journey through Northern Japan found Roark’s team bike packing through the natural wonders of the Kushiro region, meandering by canoe and Kei Trucks towards the city lights of Sapporo, in freezing temperatures a-top steaming volcanoes, and scouring the barren coastline for good waves and mystic skate spots.
Drawing inspiration from Hokkaido’s enduring respect for nature and heritage, as well as the area’s vivid fall season and powdery winter months, Roark’s Fall 2023 offering, available August 2nd, features a range of Japanese-inspired prints, embroidery, and graphics, alongside premium Japanese-made denim and rich colors like deep indigo and dark sumi.
Of note this fall are seasonal staples including the Layover Pant, Roark’s original travel pant that’s been painstakingly designed, tweaked, tested and proven over the years. Other highlights include trusty transitional layers like the new Barra Scrambler, Roark’s modern take on a throwback fleece, and the Nordsman, Roark’s signature flannel with reinforced elbow panels, collar, and wool blend construction that ensures comfort and warmth in cold environments. Also look for new indigo dyed raw stretch Japanese Denim, manufactured in Fukuyama City, Japan by iconic quality denim crafters Kaihara.
Roark is also excited to introduce Aloha From Japan, a special capsule of men’s and women’s pieces including wovens, boardshorts, and pants inspired by a series of vintage 1970’s Japanese fabrics originally printed in Japan and later discovered at legendary print house Hoffman Fabrics of California.