Introducing—the Tie Dye G-Pants and G-Shorts
This season we’ve added an all-over tie-dye pattern to our much loved G-Pants and G-Shorts—ideal for giving a subtle dose of psychedelic flavor to the climbing wall or camp-site.
We probably don’t need to give you too much of a history lesson on tie-dye. As you’d expect from the name, this traditionally involves literally tying-off areas of fabric before adding the dye, creating a unique pattern in the process.
Used around the world for thousands of years as a low-tech way of adding color and pattern to clothing and fabric, it entered the counter-culture vernacular in the early 1960s, hand-in-hand with Eastern-influenced new age thinking and psychedelic substances.
Affordable and effective, the wild, free-form patterns were the perfect antithesis to the stiff shirts and ties of post-war America—echoing the bright swirling designs found on Fillmore Auditorium concert posters and the warped, fluorescent ink-soaked pages of magazines like Oz and IT.
Whilst it’s usually found on t-shirts, we thought the thick organic cotton twill we use for our classic trousers and shorts made the perfect blank canvas for a bit of tie-dye experimentation. Although we could have gone full-on Haight-Ashbury with bright clashing colors, we decided to take a trip down a slightly different trail by using some particularly leafy green tones. Think of it like counter-culture camouflage—ideal for blending into the countryside or standing out in the city. And because of the nature of the dying process, no two pairs are the same.
The Tie-Dye Gramicci Pants and Shorts are available now.
Freedom of movement has been a core tenet of Gramicci since day one. In fact back then, freedom of movement was pretty much the core tenet of Gramicci—and from the outset the brand was founded with the aim of making rock-climbing clothing that wouldn’t hold you back.