Posts Tagged ‘ gant ’

the perfect fall shirt: the oxford button down

fall is right around the corner.  if you’re thinking about what shirts you should stock up on this season, look no further than the classic oxford button down.  they never go out of style and you can never have too many.  plus they’re low maintenance – they look good nicely ironed or a little bit wrinkled.  i tend to stick the classic blue and white, but don’t let that prevent you from adding some color to your life.  here are four companies doing oxfords right:

ralph lauren

gant

j. crew

gitman bros vintage

verdict: the patchwork shirt

valet’s ‘outlook’ column this morning is on patchwork shirts (left gant right mcnairy).  mark mcnairy calls it a ‘fun shirt’.  i call it a mess.  i’m not saying you shouldn’t buy one if it fits your style, but i don’t like them.  i remember seeing these as a kid.  i actually think my grandparents bought me one for christmas.  it reminded me of fruit stripes gum (if you remember that).  i realize they’re “in” this spring/summer since everyone from gitman bros. vintage to j. press is making a version, but i just don’t dig it.

gant by michael bastian s/s 2011

michael bastian is nominated for gq’s best new menswear designer in america.  i’m more familiar with his stuff because of videos like the one above and his partnership with gant.  i like most of the clothes he designs because i’d probably wear most of them.  enough said.

the daily look: the pursuit aesthetic x gant

the pursuit aesthetic is a blog i check out daily.  brennan, who runs the blog, has teamed up with gant to offer his “daily looks.”  each day he’s going to post what he wears.  there’s a couple of other bloggers doing it too.  smart move on gants part to get the bloggers involved.