Yesterday, the folks behind Bespoken, the online MTM brand, launched a pop-up inside Odin’s Lafayette Street location. The space, dubbed the “Bespoken Shirt Bar”, offers all the variations of shirts possible by Bespoken and showcases original illustrations that detail sizing and collar options. If you want to see what goes into making a shirt from Bespoken, peep the video below. (via GQ Eye)
The good folks at Run of the Mill are at it again, this time delivering a slightly expanded collection over the last time around. We haven’t gotten looks at their footwear offerings just yet (we’ll be sure to report when we do) but they recently dropped shots of their shirts for Fall 2011. There are four in play with each featuring a cutaway collar with slightly longer collar points over last time. The Italian denim dress shirt happens to be our favorite while the Black watch broadcloth looks flawless with its contrasting collar. There are also two flannel offerings, one in gingham print and another as a sportshirt variety.
We’ll have more info on these closer to launch date which we hope isn’t too far from now.
Italian label Finamore is known to offer some of the finest shirting the World over, and that’s primarily due to its longevity and perfection of trade. It’s the second-oldest shirtmaker in Naples and is fourth-generation-family-owned. You won’t find them at a wide range of stockists and their production partnerships are extremely exclusive. Beyond all the essentials you’d expect from a high-quality shirtmaker, Finamore offers unique detailing such as a hand-stitched and pleated shoulder insert for added mobility.
We’re huge fans of adidas’ SLVR line and to see them tap a few independent creatives as part of their Artist Collection is really amazing. The artists cover fashion and/or music and the end result consists of these limited edition shirts. The unisex white crew tees highlight the individually designed graphics and are part of SLVR’s Fall 2011 offerings. Look for the product at select SLVR by adidas stores.
Steven Alan’s known for his impeccable shirts, in fact, they’re my personal favorites. The fit and construction are unmatched and the prints have been great season-over-season. For the current season, the New York designer drops several new designs of his signature Reverse Seam shirt. The shirt features a twisted placket, slightly tailored body, and French seams at the side as well as a reversed inside pocket.
Left Field has dropped some really well-made short sleeve button downs for the current season. There are three shirts in the range, including two that are made from a barely-there light Japanese madras, while the third is made from baby-butt soft organic cotton gingham.
The detailing on three shirts is tremendous as they include real Trocas Shell buttons, a button down collar with third button on the center back, locker loop at the shoulder seam and notched short-sleeve cuff with button detail.
Gitman Vintage drops this cotton linen shirt in blue chambray. We’ve seen tons of Gitman Vintage shirting in the past but the wash is so perfect for the summer that we just couldn’t resist. The detailing’s really well done and of course the course is spot on. It’s slightly fitted, which is exactly the approach you want to take in this hot weather. Close to the skin but not too close.
Ralph Lauren drops this shirt exclusively for London’s Number Six. It comes in the label’s custom fit which happens to be one of my favorite cuts on the market right now. “The wash and subtle irregularities in colour to the shirt are the result of a special treatment to give an authentic sun-faded effect.” It’s lightweight and features a fly collar with top button detail as well as two front patch chest pockets and a straight hem.
From Gitman Bros. comes this floral print button down. The timeless fit of Gitman is matched with a print that’s showing its face more and more as this season progresses. We’re not complaining as this specific style is really subtle and will work well in an array of stylings.