Calico Jack | 'Everything in its right place' Team Fits

'Everything in its right place' Team Fits

Introducing our team fits. A small conversation with the people behind the scenes: our beloved team. We asked how they define ‘quality of life’ and what that means when they pull out their favourite fit from this seasons collection. Off we go.

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Who are you and what is your function at Calico Jack?

Let me introduce myself... Jimmy Haanen and I've been Calico Jack's intern for a few months now. I'm studying to become a retail manager, so I need to spend a lot of time on the sales floor. I started here in the summer and will be here until the end of the year. Definitely come and say hi soon!

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Calico Jack's mission statement says "Quality of life is our life goal." Where do YOU find quality of life?

Doing stuff with friends, relaxing with my girlfriend and doing work I thoroughly enjoy. Finding a balance between those three is the eternal struggle, but when I get there that is the optimal quality of life for me.

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What are you wearing? And why are you wearing it?

I'm wearing the quilted lined plaid shirt from Stüssy over the New Amsterdam Surf Association Larry fleece half zip. Add a pair of C.P. Company Dyeshell Jogging Pants and the ever so good Karhu Fusion 2.0 in the Dawn Blue/Basil colourway.

These are my favourites because the colourway of the jacket and sneakers give me a nice 'summery' aftertaste, but does keep me warm for the colder days to come. The C.P. Company jogging pants are super comfy, but are cleaner than the classic jogging pant look. The Larry fleece halfzip is nice and warm, for when the temperatures do drop. Practical is important for me as well, so that's why this is my favourite outfit of the season.

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What Jimmy is wearing:

Who are you and what is your function at Calico Jack?

My name is Wessel Janssen and I'm the media-design intern here, until the beginning of February. Sjeng has taken me under his wing and teaching me the ins and outs design-wise.

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Calico Jack's mission statement says "Quality of life is our life goal." Where do YOU find quality of life?

When I'm not dabbling with Illustrator, I produce music under my alias 'The Spy'. There's even an album on the way, on Elena Colombi's ‘Osàre! Editions’ label. I'm working everything out as we speak, so just guys have to wait a bit longer. When I'm not producing music, I work out at the gym or play football with my mates. And the occasional (or a lot of beer) afterwards of course.

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What are you wearing? And why are you wearing it?

I'm always in for a stylish, comfy fit and I'm wearing the Arc'teryx Revet Down Coat definitely fits that bill. Turtlenecks are criminally underrated, so in the colder days you can frequently spot me in one. Paired with our Calico Club Neville Cargo Pants and the very sleek Diemme x ByBorre Ramon boots. Understated, but the details are crazy.

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What Wessel is wearing:

Who are you and what is your function at Calico Jack?

Suzanne Verstappen here! Calico Jack West is my domain, my responsibility. I tackle everything from customer service, to the styling of the store, to selling you guys everything you like and making you feel at home on the other side of the Maas.

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Calico Jack's mission statement says "Quality of life is our life goal." Where do YOU find quality of life?

I narrowly managed to stow every pair in my collection in my attic. I've been a sneaker collector for years and years and I can say that the hunt never stops. The warm feeling I get from adding another pair to the collection is addictive. If I'm not hunting for new sneakers, I visit museums or go on city trips (also to add more sneakers to my collection). Everything around me manages to inspire me in some way, so I try and go out a lot!

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What are you wearing? And why are you wearing it?

Fully Calico Club might seem cliché. But damn... everything is so comfortable. I can wear it to work (duh), lay on my couch and watch Ajax beat damn near everyone and it looks excellent outside as well. I styled it off with an Arte Antwerp puffer jacket and the Tommy Hilfiger x Timberland's. Old school New York vibes.

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What Suzanne is wearing:

Who are you and what is your function at Calico Jack?

I’m Sjeng van Velzen and I’m head of creative and I recently started doing styling for webshop shoots. But just like Tijn it’s easier to say I belong to ‘team marketing’ or ‘the creative team’. January 2022 marks my fifth year working at Calico Jack where I started out as content creator and photographer, help building Calico Jack’s image to what we see today. Came a long way from doing (almost) everything by myself to having a small team with my very own intern. Shout out to Wessel.

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Calico Jack's mission statement says "Quality of life is our life goal." Where do YOU find quality of life?

Quality of life for me is being able to do whatever I want. For example in my free time I ‘create stuff', I make drawings, paintings and like to work together with people who work with differents crafts. Always trying to improve myself when it comes to designing and creating. Besides that I love collecting music en playing those records, at TrapLab Radio for example.

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What are you wearing? And why are you wearing it?

For someone who does styling I kinda always look like a mess. My go-to fit is baggy pants, a white tee and cardigan or simple sweater. I must admit that a white jacket is kinda out of my comfort zone but I think it works with this outfit. From time to time I like to whip out some boots, especially in winter times and in my opinion Doc Chelsea Boots are never out of style. Topping it of with a cap I found on my mom's attic from when I was a little boy. Still fits though...

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What Sjeng is wearing:

Who are you and what is your function at Calico Jack?

The myth, the man, the legend: Erik Morrenhof in the flesh. Starting Calico Jack with Rolph back in 2013 (oh how time flies) and still on that same rollercoaster. Handling the day-to-day operations with Rolph, doing all that damn paperwork, being the resident English-text-writer, giving my unfeathered opinion to Rolph's buy-in (which I must admit, FW21 is our best collection ever) but most importantly: making sure all our customers feel right at home when they walk through our doors. Sounds cliche, but Calico Jack still is our living room and no matter how big or small we get, ensuring you guys enjoy your time with us is always my main priority!

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Calico Jack's mission statement says "Quality of life is our life goal." Where do YOU find quality of life?

That should be no surprise, as my hobby, stuff which really interests you in life, turned into my daily business. My heart lied with sneakers way back when, but that gradually turned into everything we do at Calico Jack. Don't worry, my sneakers still have to be laced perfectly, I still catch those same weekly L's in the SNKRS app like you do and a well-executed pair of sneakers (and not just the hypey ones) can still make my heart beat faster. For some reason I've also embraced the constant misery of being a Chicago Bears fan, the Chicago American Football team which always manages to let me down. But a week later I still wear my Bears jersey and stay up 'til 4 in the morning on a Monday to cheer them on. Funnily enough that makes me happy? Quality of life for me is finding a balance between the things we need to do and things we get our energy from. Thankfully Calico Jack, our team and our customers still is more than enough.

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What are you wearing? And why are you wearing it?

I have to start with the 4D Futurecraft from adidas. The comfort levels on these are off the chart. The technical innovation behind mass producing 3D-printed outsoles and tread developed with Continental, the tire manufacturer, blows my mind. I have a few different 4D's at home and they have all been worn to sh*t over the years - a testament to their wearability. They always have to be a light colour though, maybe that's why I have so many. Dirty shoes don't do it for me man. Everyone has that pair they instantly gravitate towards when you have no time or no inspiration to find that perfect pair to wear: 4D's are that for me.

You might not know this about me, but orange is my favourite colour. I also think that colour can and should be worn all-year round, not just when the sun is out. That's why the Universal Works liner, as a layer, is right up there. Calico Jack talks a lot about layering and I agree. Layering brings out your creativity and lets you mix and match items you never knew could go together. Universal Works' Coach Jacket, the liner, the off-white Paul & Shark turtleneck to match the off-white 4D's (I'm all about that matchy matchy) and a very clean, no-fuss, NN.07 Theo Chino to finish it off. The olive green goes really well with the brown-orange colour scheme I went with. I love brands with their own (hi)story, their own unique way of approaching the products they make. All the brands above tick those boxes for me. A long with everything else we sell of course, but I can't be the guy which wears 100 t-shirts over each other and breaks some kind of record. You've seen that guy on YouTube, you know what I'm talking about. That ain't me.

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What Erik is wearing:

Who are you and what is your function at Calico Jack?

My name is Will Falize and I do fashion photography for Calico Jack. I am responsible for shooting lookbook collections in collaboration with all the other creative colleagues and awesome contributing models and friends of Calico Jack. I just love to shoot all the variety of people that we get in front of my lens!

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Calico Jack's mission statement says "Quality of life is our life goal." Where do YOU find quality of life?

The quality of life that I am seeking after is 'all God's given beauty of life'. This I find mostly in bringing up my daughter who is absolutely the apple of my eye. I love traveling and being outdoors. I am very much a world citizen as I am often on the road or in the air. I play piano and guitar and my work as a cameraman and photography has been the ticket to many many adventures. It has brought me love, wisdom and perspective and this keeps growing and the older I get the more fun I am having with this fortunate skill to practice!

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What are you wearing? And why are you wearing it?

I'm wearing a beautiful Ten c parka in combination with a soft fabric turtle neck from /04651. Couldn't resist choosing the matching Ten c cargo pants to go with the jacket. Topping it off with powerful Danner boots.

Wearing these brands with the quality they convey is just sophisticated and yet adventurous which makes me feel comfortable and not overdressed. In my work as a photographer I often need space to put cards, filters or whatever I use while shooting. I love the work pants - they give me the freedom to move and oftentimes roll on the ground to get the right angle! Let's keep the camera rolling!

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What Will is wearing:

Who are you and what is your function at Calico Jack?

My name is Tijn Bakker and originally I'm a graphic designer. But since I started working at Calico Jack in 2016 I'm all over the place function-wise. Because my work varies from content creation to photographer up until being a 'webmaster', as named by Rolph's dad. It's easier to say I'm part of 'team marketing' or 'the creative team'. Whatever you like.

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Calico Jack's mission statement says "Quality of life is our life goal." Where do YOU find quality of life?

Quality of life for me is hanging out with my girl and my close homies on a summer afternoon slowly burning my face when we talk about the wines we're drinking. Sharing our knowledge about the flavours we have absolutely no knowledge about... Add some cheese and maybe some beers and voila: "Quality of life."

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What are you wearing? And why are you wearing it?

I'm wearing my favourite NN07 jacket which I can wear in a 'fancy' way or in a 'sporty' kinda way. Plus I have to mention I can wear it anywhere, even to the bar because it's packable and I can put it away in my girl's purse. Safety first. Underneath I'm wearing our own turtleneck in collaboration with Gran Sasso, because when I go for colour, I go for colour! Topping it off with (in my opinion) the perfect layering asset: Stone Island Panama Vest. And as a graphic designer you almost have to love Parel Studios, the logo placement on these Narva Pants is clean as hell, and I love the technical/comfortable feel to it. Fancy shoes from Royal RepupliQ to compensate for the technicality. Plus I have to wear a Kangol hat to be taken seriously when I talk about wine and cheese.

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What Tijn is wearing:

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