Daren Thomas Magee is an Ojai-based illustrator, muralist, and designer who sells a range of stylish items under the says-it-all label Real Fun, Wow! His retro-esque, California-saturated prints, shirts, and more have earned him a devoted following. And he's just the kind of independent talent that fellow Californians Taylor Stitch love to collaborate with.
In launching its new Real Fun, Wow! capsule collection, Taylor Stitch praises "the sheer exuberance on display in [Magee's] work," which is seriously infectious. Hence it's no surprise the first couple of pieces sold out very quickly, so don't sleep on scoring one of his two different iterations T.S.'s beloved Heavy Bag Tee.
The first, dubbed Desert Flower, features a custom design by Magee on the breast pocket and across the back, on a neutral background, while the second, Cactus Moon, is a bit more subtle, rendered on a faded green.
Both are made of a unique blend of up-cycled and recycled yarns, which are shredded and re-spun, meaning the cloth is extremely environmentally friendly compared to conventional fabrics.
And these tees are in a burly 8-oz. weight which means you'll be wearing them for years to come, while they'll only get better as time goes by.