By now, anyone who's followed us knows that we place an emphasis on presenting a full collection each time we have the opportunity. And, even though it can be an extremely daunting process – initial idea, sketches, sampling, fittings, etc... – it is an incredible feeling when everything finally comes together.

That's why we do it. To create a point of difference between RISE and the rest of our industry. There's no "machine" here. We're a small collective with common interests. Just a few kids who come from nothing with MacBooks and an immeasurable passion to create.

In addition to the items we produced on our own, the opportunity to work with Golden Bear happened in the most organic way possible and I couldn't be happier with the outcome. Fact is, when it comes to the iconic varsity jacket silhouette, nobody is touching Golden Bear. That's the reason you'll see this piece free of any outward branding. The only area where logos appear will be the interior. Simply put, we let the quality do the talking.
 
As for accessories, the RISE for HEX #NYIFL Sneaker Duffle is a highly personal item. For years traveling has been something I've dreaded. I simply hate flying because I hate packing. I never seem to be able to fit the things I really want to bring with me. HEX provided a solution to my on-going problem. And, after this project launches, I'm taking a damn vacation and putting it to good use.

Below is the full rundown of what we've created for the "New York Is For Lovers" collection. Each piece of apparel is made in America, either here in New York or out in California. We trust that you'll enjoy it as much as we do.


– Chase Ceparano
   Co-Founder – RISE
   (Twitter/Instagram: @Peso_NYC)


>>> THE ENTIRE "NEW YORK IS FOR LOVERS" COLLECTION WILL RELEASE ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1ST – WORLD AIDS DAY – INSIDE OUR POP-UP LOCATION AT 345 BROOME STREET IN NYC.

>>> PIECES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT 8PM EST ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

>>> REMAINING INVENTORY WILL BE AVAILABLE VIA RISE45.COM AT 12:01AM EST ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2ND.




RISE "New York Is For Lovers" Tee
Color
Black / Red
Price $35USD
Fit Info
Available in Men’s size Small to Men’s XX-Large – This product runs "true-to-size".
Notes 50/50 Cotton + Poly blend. Highly limited piece, created for World AIDS Day 2015. Made in America.



RISE "Bodie" Oversized Velour Hoodie
Color Black
Price $70USD
Fit Info Available in Men’s size Small to Men’s X-Large – We recommend going "true-to-size".
Notes Cropped at the waist, created for layering. Ordering your usual hoodie size will create an "oversized" look. Made in America.






RISE "Marlo" Woven Terry Pant
Color Black
Price $90USD
Fit Info Available in Men’s size Small to Men’s X-Large – We recommend going "true-to-size".
Notes Slight drop crotch pant with a chino look. Made from a custom milled woven stretch terry fabric. Roomy fit through the thigh and knee. Heavyweight zippers at pockets & medial side of each leg hem. Thick "Everlast-like" elastic waistband. Made in America.











RISE For Golden Bear "New York Is For Lovers" Varsity Jacket
Color Black / Red
Price $450USD
Fit Info Available in Men’s size Small to Men’s X-Large – We recommend going "true-to-size".
Notes 
Highly limited piece, created for World AIDS Day 2015. Featuring a premium wool body and leather sleeves, matte black snap closures at front and shawl collar. Made in America.







RISE for HEX "New York Is For Lovers" Sneaker Duffle
Color
Black / Red
Price $200USD
One Size TSA Approved Carry-on. Bag Exterior: 22"L X 9"W X 13"H
Notes Highly limited piece, created for World AIDS Day 2015. Roomy center area for clothing. Faux-fur-lined pockets for up to 13" laptops, tablets, phones and/or other valuables. 2 footwear compartments at each end of the bag. Detachable shoulder strap.