As part of Spring 2017 men's collection, Opening Ceremony teams up with U.S. workwear brand Ben Davis for a lineup of their most iconic styles. Ben Davis was founded in 1935 by no other than the man himself, Ben Davis. The very first store was opened on Valencia street in the historic Mission district, becoming symbolic to San Francisco, making that signature monkey almost as synonymous as the Golden Gate Bridge. The brand’s sturdy, high-quality garments were originally worn by construction workers, but later on reached popularity within the hip-hop scene with legendary rappers like Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, and Ice Cube who wore the shirts in music videos and even lyrically gave the brand a shout out.
While our collection reimagines the classic workwear silhouettes, don’t worry you can still get down and dirty, when it calls for a situation that duct tape can’t fix, because each piece maintains the brand’s “Plenty Tough” motto. Classic silhouettes like their Trim Fit Pant and Half Zipper Shirt come in easy solid colors, while details like contrast topstitching add a unique touch. And of course, each garment is finished off with their signature smiling monkey logo.