Gorpcore’s Next Wave Focuses On Inclusivity

The world has changed since The Cut branded the term “gorpcore” back in 2017. As the Wall Street Journal men’s fashion editor puts it, gorpcore “represents the convergence of outdoorsy gear and more quotidian men’s fashion.” An example of the aesthetic is Frank Ocean’s outfit to a Louis Vuitton show in 2019, comprised of an Arc’teryx beanie and Mammut puffer paired with slim-fit jeans and a Céline by Phoebe Philo tote. When the pandemic hit, the outdoors served as the great escapist equalizer. We could hike away our troubles, jog away our bad thoughts, or replace our broken social lives with cycling into the sunset. With this rise, gorpcore’s aesthetic has evolved, and the outdoor industry, as well as new brands, are responding with a more inclusive and fashion-forward approach. Read more at Nylon.