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30 Minutes With: Christopher Bastin

Gant has a long-standing tradition of helping men look their best, but a recent rival effort has thrust the brand back into the spotlight of men’s fashion. Characterized by modern tweaks on classic americana stye bred in the collegiate atmosphere, the company has also just launched a new online store, enabling anyone with a mailing...

Southern sensibility

Billy Reid at J.Crew

When we first got wind that two GP fashion staples, J.Crew and Billy Reid were teaming up for a small collection, we couldn’t wait to lay eyes on the results. With the collection landing just this week, we’re pleased to see Reid’s signature Southern workwear look further galvanized. It’s spot on. The small collection delivers...

Well-tailored rights

J. Hilburn Tailored Clothing

Inalienable rights: life, liberty and the pursuit of tailored clothing. Thankfully, there are an ever-growing legion of off-the-rack fighters who hold the self-evident truths. Admittedly, former Wall Street warriors and co-founders Hil Davis and Veeral Rathod aren’t exactly the founding fathers of affordable tailored clothing, but using savvy business practices, fabrics sourced from the same...

Famous for their game and mane

Nike Hair-itage Player Tees

Normally we avoid the funny t-shirt racket because our dorm room days are behind us. This new line of Hair-itage Tees ($20) just tugged too strongly at our inner sports fan to be ignored. The series features some of the most distinguished stashes, mullets, beards, and sideburns to ever grace the diamond, testing your knowledge...

Get in touch with your inner waterman

Howler Brothers Shirts

You know that laid-back vibe that pervades among dive boat captains, fishing guides and surfers? It’s a sort of smug contentment that comes from being able to spend most days on, in or under the water in a warm climate. Well, that vibe is a little hard to emulate when you’re digging out from one...

Spring simplicity

Hamilton 1883 Oxford

Even if your bear trap grip on the urban-woodsman look is as unrelenting as the next style-maven, use this Spring as a reason to ratchet things down a notch. The good news: if the Appalachian-wannabe in you is lost for options, many of the same go-to brands are (and have been) making great looking choices....

You can't fake heritage

Bambu T-shirts

Drawing on 246 years of history, designer Sarah Saiger has created a line of t-shirts portraying iconic imagery from Bambu. Bambu produces some of the world’s finest rolling papers and having a couple centuries’ worth of marketing and advertising designs lends itself well to shirt print ideas. You don’t even have to be a tobacco...

Black in time

Heller’s Cafe by Warehouse Sturdy Oak Workshirt at J.Crew

When you think of the term “workshirt,” your mind conjures up images of greasy, less-than-savory, unkempt garments used for tasks in the garage or under the engine compartment of your IROC-Z Camaro with Def Leppard playing in the background. Just don’t try that with the new Heller’s Cafe by Warehouse Sturdy Oak Workshirt ($335) sold...

Thick and toasty

Chari x Outlier Chalk Stripe Overshirt

Outlier continues to crush it harder than David Ortiz circa 2004 (RIP). Their most recent addition, the Chalk Stripe Overshirt, comes from a collaboration with New York’s Chari & Co. The shirt is constructed from a “thick and toasty worsted wool that’s so soft we’re convinced there is some cashmere snuck in the mix” and...

Your Sweater Alternative

Scotch and Soda Knitted Shirt

Not quite a jacket, and a little more than a shirt, this Knitted Shirt ($188) from Scotch and Soda is a unique winter wardrobe addition that’s bound to attract attention. Details we especially like are the double breasted pockets and checked shoulder patches which are definitely reminiscent of Penfield gear. Made from a wool nylon...

Italian Envy

Glanshirt Madras Shirt

Every so often, a man needs a new shirt. Paralyzed by the jungle-like savagery of the average mall, most men fall back on a few classic brands that we are familiar with – Banana Republic, J. Crew, Polo, etc. While his style is infinitely more on-point, and his wardrobe impeccably tailored, the Italian man is...

Perhaps It's Good To Be Biased

Biased Cut | Tailor Made Shirts

In our ongoing efforts to find the perfect custom shirt, Biased Cut threw in its ante and long story short, we’ve come away impressed. Purpose driven (affordable, custom shirt), Biased Cuts Tailor Made Shirts ($95+) purports that a shirt should fit the man, not the other way around. Familiar adage aside, if you’re like any...

Brand Spotlight | JandHP Vintage

With classic Americana showing no sign of stepping down from its post as the king of trends (cases in point: Handsome American Footballs, J.Crew Denim Workshirt, and Coleman Steel Belted Cooler), there’s probably nothing more authentic than buying vintage. You could spend hours scouring thrift stores, repairing worn-out pieces and updating them for a more...

Independently Styled

Taylor Stitch 4th of July Shirt

Launched just last year, Taylor Stitch focuses on getting men into shirts that fit both in the cut and in the wallet. Both which we appreciate. Starting with made to measure shirts, Taylor Stitch uses 14 measurements to build their custom shirts. That 44mm watch that never fits under your cuff? Put it in the...

Not Your Typical Gator Shirt

Lacoste Red! Collection Short Sleeve Jersey Striped Polo

Solid polos are a men’s wardrobe staple when cool weather disappears but their look can get stale quickly when rotated in a little too often. Stripes aren’t that big of a differentiation, but the ability to mix them in with your current shirts can leave you looking a lot less like a pack of Crayolas....

Give a Second Thought to Your First Layer

Tommy John Second Skin Collection

The Second Skin Collection ($36) from Tommy John represents a step forward in the underlying thought of the undershirt market. How often have you had your undershirt come untucked beneath your shirt? Not only is it uncomfortable, but it causes ballooning. If you’re taking the trouble and expense of assembling a great wardrobe, then skimping...

Safari Meets the Street

Martin + OSA Linen Aviation Shirt

Martin + OSA is a brand named after the famous American exploring couple Martin and Osa Johnson, who traveled the world to exotic places and heavily documented their experiences to share back at home with the curious American public. Understanding that back story, it’s easy to understand the inspiration behind the Linen Aviation shirt ($80)....

Striped Style

Number:Lab Striped Ringer Polo

Blending the fit of athletic-wares and current modern styling ought to be a simple process. Yet, men don’t really have a wide variety of options that fit the athletic man, are fashion forward, and of course feel good. So, in our searchings, we tried out Number:Lab’s Striped Ringer Polo ($101) and am starting to believe...

USA:1 England:1

Bumpy Pitch USA 2010 T-Shirt

If you celebrated (or sighed with relief) USA’s tie with England then consider a continuation of your fanfare with a t-shirt. Any excuse for another tee, right? Check out the Bumpy Pitch USA 2010 T-Shirt ($30), or if you’re part of our English readership, its England 2010 counterpart. Part of the Bumpy Pitch x Five...

Points of Differentiation

Diesel Shark Poplin Print Woven Shirt

Get the bright look of white this summer without copping everyone else’s style with this shark poplin print woven shirt by Diesel ($90). Differentiated by a subtle navy dot print and double front flapped pockets, it’ll certainly keep you comfortable as the thermometer rises. It might even be appropriate as summer office attire office depending...

Polo That Performs

Dunning Performance Tour Slim-Fit Polo

You spend time keeping in shape (right?), it’s a shame your wardrobe is still full of baggy garb. Granted, you may not look like Craig Alexander (2009 Ironman World Champion, pictured right), but that doesn’t mean slimmer fitting, athletic-focused wear isn’t for you. Inspired by 60’s style tailoring, the trimmer cut Dunning Slim-Fit Polo ($75)...

American Made and Japanese Inspired

Gilbert & Lewis Milton Shirt

This is a continuation of our summer upgrade series for those of you still on the hunt for the perfect sun approved shirt. Made in America in the city that never sleeps, Gilbert & Lewis is known for their quality and attention to detail. This focus often shines through in their use of slim collars,...

Go Lighter For Less

Pendleton Oceanside Madras Shirt

You’re probably thinking, Pendleton – camping blanket, or maybe even bag, but not Madras, right? Well, Pendleton is more than a one-trick pony. Using authentic loom-woven madras from India, the Pendleton Oceanside Madras Shirt ($48) is certainly one of our unexpected procurements. The pigment died madras lives up to its heritage: soft and light, it’s...

It's No Oasis, Plaid is In

Proper Cloth Desert Island Plaid Dress Shirt

A while back we introduced you to Proper Cloth. Now they are rolling up their sleeves to bring us something new; the Desert Island Dress Shirt ($239). Constructed of Portuguese batiste fabric (read: super lightweight and airy) this tan, green plaid shirt has a slightly different pattern on either side, which makes for a cool...

Summer Style with a Slight Military Treatment

Apolis Activism Mini Stripe Officer Shirt

Military-styled shirts are being pumped out by every men’s fashion brand under the sun these days, but few exude the quality of this version by Apolis Activism. We’ve brought up clothing items from this brand created by the Parton brothers before, mainly because we appreciate their attention to global change and improving the state of...

Tis the Season for Seersucker

Club Monaco Matty Cotton Seersucker Shirt

Summer. Seersucker suits. Right? Well, yes and no. Seersucker suits, as great as they are, don’t lend themselves to everyday wear. A seersucker shirt though, now that’s a different thing. Work, travel, or play – a seersucker shirt is perfect for summer-long comfort and style. You can thank the soft cotton fabric which naturally aids...

Pick the Combination that Speaks to You

Buro Destruct Graphic T-Shirts

When the time comes for you to give your favorite Justin Bieber shirt enough rest for a wash, these Buro Destruct Graphic Tees ($32) might just temporarily replace the void in your life. Made using American Apparel slim-fitting jersey tee’s, each features a basic but colorful geometric pattern that breaks up the shirt’s vibrant solid...

Yes, That Abercrombie

Abercrombie & Fitch South Notch Plaid Shirt

Not all has gone the way of the trendy at Abercrombie & Fitch. Goods worthy of your money do exist, like the South Notch plaid shirt, a 100% soft sueded cotton classic plaid with button down collar (as a good classic plaid should), chest pocket, and Abercrombie’s vintage wash. A wash that’s frankly more perfectly...

Buttoned Up, But Dressed Down

L.L. Bean Madras Plaid Short Sleeve Shirt

If polo shirts aren’t your style and you’re looking for tee shirt substitute, there’s always the button up short sleeve. Following that train of thought, this Madras Plaid Short Sleeve ($55) is a future summer classic. Part of the company’s new signature series line, it’s made of 100% cotton and cut to be slightly fitted...

Rethinking Traditional Design for the Better

Outlier Pivot Sleeve Shirt

Outlier boldly states on their site that the Pivot Sleeve Shirt ($144) is “quite simply a better men’s dress shirt”, and based on their design we definitely think they’re on to something. Known for making attractive but functional clothing for today’s bike commuting professional, this project stemmed from the desire to create a shirt that...

Rufus Shirts | Giveaway Winner!

Here at Gear Patrol, the only thing better than finding the latest and greatest products to tell you about is when we actually get to share them with you. Not to long ago, we introduced you to Rufus Shirts, with which we have been mightily impressed. The fine lads they are, they decided to give...

Brighten and Lighten Up

Our Legacy Sundried Japan Check Shirt

Readers of fashion blogs like Hypebeast should be fully aware that Japan has been exporting its men’s wear style world-wide for decades now. Defined by rich textures and subtler color palettes, this shirt from Our Legacy (a Swedish Brand) is inspired by Japan’s signature style and is made from light weight vintage madras cotton that’s...

Putting Backspin on Tiger Woods' Duffs

Le Tigre “Original Tiger” Polo

Whether you’re a fan of Tiger Woods or not, and his much publicized hurdles, you can stand behind the idea of helping those less fortunate. Le Tigre, a brand known for polo shirts will donate 100% of their net profits (through the end of April) from the sale of these shirts to organizations focused on...

New, Old Favorite

Apolis Activism Pocket Crew Neck

Hand crafted in California the Pocket Crew Neck from Apolis Activism, looks like something that would serve as a favorite t-shirt for many years. Contrast stitching, chest pocket, and a pen sleeve add the small but significant details to this shirt. We find the fact that its Indigo dyed most intriguing, is it possible if...

Savile Row Meets American (Made) Style

Rufus Shirts (Win This!)

Rufus shirts offer a quiet uniqueness, garnering second looks without screaming, “Look at me!” meaning you can wear these shirts with confidence, and rightfully so. Offering both classic and contemporary patterns, fabrics, and colors, with a touch of style and flair, these shirts diversify your otherwise mundane choices of the standard white and blue office...

BDG Cotton Crewneck Tees

I’m the type of person that enjoys a comfortable undershirt, especially one that can stand on its own merits. I also am the type of person who loves the clothing company Urban Outfitters. One of the more popular brands UO offers is BDG, and they carry countless varieties of their shirts and hoodies. While I...

Fit to be Tie-Less

Aksel Paris Sport Shirts

We don’t ask for much, do we? Just give us a sport shirt that is a little different than the usual button down. Oh, and it should look good with a jacket or by itself with slacks for casual Friday. We found Aksel to be a solid choice quality sport shirts that offer a slightly...

Turning Old T-Shirts into Laptop Sleeves with Heart

Hello Rewind

In a world where laptop sleeves tend to blend into the neoprene sea of brightly-colored sameness, Hello Rewind stands out both in product and in purpose. Their wares consist of a single offering: unique laptop sleeves – but their business doubles as a mission supporting and empowering sex trafficking survivors, whom they help regain their...

Long Live the 80s?

Gitman Vintage Cotton Poplin Shirts

Winter isn’t done yet, but that shouldn’t prevent you from thinking of refreshing your attire come spring. New for spring/summer 2010 season, boutique shirt manufacturer Gitman Vintage which is a sub brand of Gitman Bros. has released a series of cotton poplin shirts paying homage to the styles of 1984. If that point didn’t send...

Like Frankie Said, I Did It My Way

indiDenim | indiTailored

Find the exclusive Gear Patrol Reader discount code at the end of this post. How many times have you picked up a pair of jeans and thought about how much we like them save for the pockets? Or perhaps you’ve tried on a pair that would be must have if only they came in button-fly?...

Help Rebuild A Country and Your Wardrobe

Ralph Lauren Haiti Relief Classic-Fit Polo

Earlier, we asked everyone to do their part for the Haitian people by texting a donation to the Red Cross. This time, Ralph Lauren presents another alternative for giving that also leaves you with a unique piece of attire. 100% of purchase proceeds for these limited edition polo shirts will be donated to the United...

Classic Button Up With A Twist

Modern Amusement Glenwood Check Shirt

Tired of seeing yourself in the mirror wearing the exact same button down, regardless of brand name or plaid pattern? Thanks to some contrasting strips at the cuffs and button closure, Mondern Amusement’s tweak on this classic men’s staple may be enough to wake your look up. Made of 100% cotton, it’s fairly unlikely you’ll...

Just Like The Original Flannel Shirt

Woolrich Buffalo Check Flannel Wool Shirt

Sure, plaid, and flannel are in, but why not go for the original? We’re talking about the Woolrich Buffalo Check flannel wool shirt. It’s been around since 1850 and is about as straightforward as you can get when it comes to outdoor or flannel shirts. Made of 9.75 oz yarn-dyed wool with two large chest...