This T-shirt is produced in collaboration between Arpenteur and Gimme Five. It is made from thick and durable Rachel mesh. “MY KARMA DRIVES OVER MY DOGMA” is screen printed on the front, using water-based ink.
Gimme Five was founded in London in 1989 and is known for representing, distributing and connecting authentic contemporary brands whose products speak for themselves. It also produces its own clothing, objects and playlists.
“In the early 2000s, I was staying in London while working summer jobs. At the time, The Hideout and Foot Patrol (in its original form with the automatic door and caged sneakers) still existed, and I loved going to both shops. They'd both been opened in the 90s by Mickael Kopelman, Gimme Five's founder.
By chance, ten years later, Laurent and I met Hitomi from Gimme Five, who introduced us to Kazuki Kuraishi, with who we created several collaborative pieces.
We stayed in touch with Hitomi after that. When she contacted us with the idea of using Gimme Five's iconic inscriptions on our products, we immediately discussed developing a small collection with Michael Kopelman and her.”