From Noah and Tom Wesselmann to Rancourt and David Coggins, collaborations between those making clothing and culture remain all the rage. This week also sees Rowing Blazers and Sperry reunite for another round, while Polaroid partners with Lacoste to get you into a pair of swim trunks. And, of course, there’s all kinds of good stuff that didn’t require a team-up, from Sid Mashburn’s spruce-colored seersucker jacket to a linen chore coat from Drake’s in damn-it-all-pink. It’s a lively one this week, so let’s begin.
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Noah x Wesselmann Face Tee
Noah’s latest collaboration draws on the work of mid-century American pop artist Tom Wesselmann, resulting in this eye-opening (or rather, eye-closing) tee printed in the USA. Match it with a pair of black jeans and scuffed canvas sneakers for maximum art school chic.
Frescobol Carioca Santos Shirt
Camp collar Tencel shirts seem to be almost exclusively short sleeve, but Anglo-Brazilian brand Frescobol Carioca had the bright idea to make one with long sleeves for a lightweight layering piece. Drape it over a white tee, denim, espadrilles and repeat.
Rancourt & Co. The Coggins Boat Shoe
Maine moccasin maker Rancourt tapped writer David Coggins to help design this boat shoe, which sports a rugged rubber outsole that leans less yacht club and more log cabin. But should you find yourself in the proximity of water (or rain), its water-resistant Chromexcel leather and waterproof leather laces will be much appreciated.
Drake’s Japanese Linen Five-Pocket Chore Coat
How does one stand out at a time of peak chore coat? The answer, according to Drake’s, is pink. The British retailer’s latest is made from a lightweight Japanese linen the exact color of Bazooka Joe bubble gum and may act as a highlighter for even the simplest of day-off outfits.
Loewe Paula’s Ibiza Capeline Hat
Not to be confused with Paul’s Boutique, Paula’s Ibiza was an eclectic island retailer that sold to the likes of Freddie Mercury and Jean Paul Gaultier during its ‘70s heyday. Though long shuttered, a new collection from Loewe has revived the Paula’s spirit with pieces you can easily imagine packing for a Balearic island holiday, like this gloriously slouchy sun hat with a calf-leather band.
Officine Générale Unstructured Cotton-Blend Corduroy Blazer
Officine Générale has pulled all the stuffing out of this corduroy sport coat, suiting it to warm-weather wear. The unstructured piece comes in a soft, washed-out grey that feels amenable to canvas shorts and slip-on sneakers.
Lacoste Polaroid Swim Trunks
Polaroid may have gotten out of the film business, but they’ve entered the swimsuit market through this surprising collaboration with Lacoste. The resulting trunks sport an all-over pattern based on archival photography depicting another of-the-moment trend: tennis.
Sperry x Rowing Blazers CVO Sneaker
Sperry has adopted Rowing Blazers’ maximalist, ‘90s-informed vision of prep to produce a collaborative capsule defined by bold color blocking. We feel particularly partial to their dynamic spin on the CVO sneaker, which features a nylon upper in DayGlo-bright colors and dual-branding at the heel.
Doppiaa Aambala Short-Sleeve Camp Shirt in Cotton Terry
If last year was the summer of the terry cloth polo shirt, 2021 can be the summer of the terry cloth camp shirt. Doppiaa’s breezily oversized take features a square hem and a capri collar that will look dashing over drawstring shorts or pleated trousers.
Huitcinq 1988 Stingray Leather NATO Strap
NATO Straps are typically made from nylon, but Huitcinq felt fit to upgrade the humble watch accessory all the way to stingray. Do you dare pair it to a Submariner?
Gitman Vintage Floral Voile Alfie Jacket
Yet another chore coat to file under “bold,” Gitman’s Alfie jacket is made from a lightweight cotton voile with a borderline psychedelic floral print. For all that attitude, it still maintains classic workwear details including three patch pockets for stashing masks and magazines.
Mr. P Knitted Mulberry Silk and Organic Cotton-Blend Drawstring Shorts
Anyone declaring that the era of “soft pants” is over hasn’t slipped into these luxe drawstring shorts from Mr. P, which are made from an organic cotton-blend and mulberry silk. Consider them essential for your next long-distance flight.
Sid Mashburn Kincaid No. 2 Seersucker Jacket
Few things feel more Sid Mashburn than an Italian stretch seersucker jacket in a woodsy shade of green. A smart ticket pocket dresses it up enough to be worn with grey fresco trousers, but we feel confident in its ability to play with white denim and stone chinos, too.
Corridor Embroidered Bouquet Hawaiian Shirt
This smart piece from Corridor is for anyone who’s ever wanted to rock a Hawaiian shirt without getting on the wrong side of Margaritaville. Corridor’s take mixes a small-scale, custom-painted bouquet print and an embroidered floral pattern over naturally colored cotton, creating that ultimate oxymoron: the subtle Hawaiian shirt.
Nemen Cargo Kimono
Will this be the summer you take the kimono dive? Maybe, as Nemen’s Italian-made robe features two large flap pockets at the chest to make it just a bit more utilitarian and a touch less experimental.