Our pal and sometime contributor Noe Montes just told me about Mexicalo, a new menswear brand based here in LA. Their goal is to re-interpret traditional Mexican and Mexican-American aesthetics for the contemporary world, and their first collection looks really tremendous. Above you can see some short-sleeved shirts, one called “Aztec Neon” in colors inspired by the vibrant colors believed to have decorated the Aztec world. Below is one of my favorite designs from the collection: mariachi pants transformed into shorts, for your casual Vicente Fernández-ish days. And I know that if I were a bad-ass 21st century Chicano, I’d be rocking the Not Conquered tee weekends.