The Marino Infantry collective is a Baltimore/DMV-based group of rappers, skaters and creators. It’s headed by Baltimore’s A$AP Ant, who rose to fame over a decade ago as the only non-New Yorker in the legendary A$AP Mob hip-hop crew. Since his early days in the spotlight, Ant has gone on to establish his own crew, which regularly releases compilation albums. More consistently, though, Marino drops clothing items that are an extension of their musical sensibilities: honoring urban culture through a nostalgic lens.
Throughout most of the pandemic, the collective traveled around the country doing pop-up shops where they sold merch that matched their host cities. And right now on their site, you can grab a couple of items for yourself or a special person for the holiday season. One of my favorites is a hoodie with a nod to the early 2000s Nickelodeon hit, Rocket Power, for $140.