has nowhere to go but up. And we do mean that literally. The San Francisco label has always been partial to materials with a backstory (vintage army blankets, recycled sails , deadstock fabrics ), but designers Mark Lee Morris and Andrew Wayne Soernsen developed a hankering for something bigger: a retired hot-air balloon from Colorado that they gently unfurled before cutting it into manageable pieces. The ripstop nylon was "destined," according to Morris, for a second life as a series of one-of-a-kind, color-blocked windbreakers . Certainly there was no shortage of material. "I actually rough-calculated the quantity at around 400 yards of fabric," he tells Ecouterre.