Classic Design

More than just a sweater

This is an art form

And you are the canvas

Understanding Your Garment

The Story

This eclectic design has three primary features, all drawing inspiration from the past in different ways. The idea behind this piece was to introduce the contrast of the brand, a distinct difference between what Classic and Contemporary mean to us. The past has a lot to offer, so naturally, we wanted to get it right. Our ultimate goal with this release was to take the finer things of the past and combine them with the future - creating the best possible artistic output, so this depiction represents half of the equation.

The first aspect of this piece is the flowers, a simple, yet fitting portion of the design. The design of these were specifically crafted to compliment the surrounding lines. Aside from their visually appealing nature, these flowers stand for much more. In the Classic context, they represent the beauty and simplicity of life’s finer things from history. Even still, flowers are timeless and classy, making them the perfect fit within this design.

The phonograph in the bottom right is particularly unique, especially in combination with the flowers. Record players have played an important role throughout history, both as a means to enjoying music, but also as a stand-alone art piece. This was historically true, and has become a norm once again in recent times; Classic and Contemporary, if you will.

Finally, the first-century window frame pulls it all together, like a final piece of a puzzle. When revisiting history, one of the many distinctions is the style of architecture and the unique beauty of it. This type of window is often one of the first things to come to mind, and we felt as though it captured our definition of Classic effectively.

The Designer

Michael Cestnick is one of the co-founders of Classic Contemporaries. This design is influenced by his passion for art and timeless aesthetics. Michael made it his goal to incorporate small details of history and culture into this piece, drawing from many unique sources for inspiration.

His sister Sarah Cestnick played an instrumental role in the creation of this piece, helping develop the initial idea for the design and kickstarting the entire process. Sarah's creative direction cannot be understated throughout this process - her experience in business and art proved to be invaluable from the beginning.

Care Instructions

  • Wash cold.
  • Wash inside out.
  • Do not tumble dry, try air drying instead.
  • Do not wash after every wear.
  • Choose detergent wisely.

Phase I

Idea Conception

This is the dreamers stage. All ideas, no action. No direction (yet), but also no limitations. Lots of ideas are noted, but not many make it through the refinement process. Once one is found that works, we run with it. Creativity with direction is a powerful tool.

Phase II

Design Process

This is the most complex decision making phase, as it sets the stage for everything to follow. Beginning with an initial concept, the design undergoes many changes and takes many forms along the way. Even through the changes, the underlying concept of each remains the same. Through testing and consultation, a final design is chosen and the necessary adjustments are made.

Phase III

Production Process

Arguably the most exciting part of the process; This is where it all comes together. Our screen printing and sewing process demands copious attention to detail, with each garment individually produced by our team.

Phase IV

Ready For Your Lifestyle

Once the process is complete it is finally ready to be lived in, styled, and loved. Every detail and design aspect has been made with intention - just for you. Classy, timeless, and tasteful - just like you. This piece is a seamless connection to your lifestyle. You are apart of a select few who possess this design, never to be produced again.