“ Manufacturer: Diamond Supply Co / Type: Casual Wear / Gender: Male „
Diamond Supply Co. was founded in 1998 by Nick Tershay and has since been amongst the top labels in the skater apparel world. Although primarily based in the skateboarding world, it has also been seen sported by many names in the Hip Hop world and so has broadened its market and has found that their clothing has grown to embrace that side much more with its designs and styles.
==Diamond Miner Flannel Shirt==
The brand 2010 flannel shirt, named the 'Diamond Miner' comes in both red and black - with both featuring black cuffs. It was one of a few long-sleeve offerings on their Spring 2010 range and adds to their casual selections - which much of the brand is made up of as it may be a skater label, but isn't an athletic company with sporting goods.
I decided early on this year that I'd had enough of the shirts I had in my wardrobe and wanted to completely start again with the selections I had available to me. As I tend to go for things which stand out in the crowd, it took a while for me to come across something that I thought would do the job (at a time when you couldn't find anything but checked-shirts at the time when I looked). It wasn't until I turned towards one of my usual US sites when I came across this one as a bright red shirt sprung out at me as I looked through 'What's New'. I quickly ordered it soon after.
Once it arrived I was sure that I'd made a good decision with this one. It's certainly as bright as it seems on-screen and so is certainly something bound to get you noticed when out and about in it. The shirt itself seems to fit just as it should (with the size I opted for). It sits perfectly without seeming poorly-sized in its length either down the front or down the sleeves and so was doing just as I intended.
Usually wearing it on nights out, I found that it has served me well so far as something I can slip into and doesn't really seemed to get creased on the drive up to wherever the spot for the night is and that's something I need. It doesn't need ironing if perhaps you pull it out and try it on before opting for something else instead and so you won't have to keep doing so both after washing and then once again before you actually leave the door as just doing it once will do.
I thought that aesthetically, it's nice and has done as intended - leading to my girlfriend holding me closer to her whenever I choose to go out in it. The shirt has a solid red look with contrast in the pale white buttons and then the black cuff material which runs through internally. The texture is nice and shows that although it may be a 'flannel' shirt it isn't a cheap and tacky one and seems to be capable of withstanding quite a lot as such material is favoured in the 'blue collar' sectors. There's very little holding this back and I just wish that there was more of a choice when it came to the colours so I could add to my wardrobe.
==Where To Buy==
I bought my shirt off Karmaloop for $80, but it can't be found there at all anymore. Having said this, I've looked elsewhere and I can't find it available anymore and this seems to tie in with the popularity of the brand and how its items are often snapped-up quickly. On their official website it's priced the same as what I bought it for, but is 'Sold Out' and so if you like the sound of it then you should perhaps look out in case it comes back in.