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Historically, there’s been a pretty wide creative divide between the guys designing your clothes and the folks selling them.

But as of late, we’ve noticed a rash of new joint projects emerge, connecting innovative designers with our favorite menswear shops across the country. And we certainly won’t say we’ve hated it. So to honor this newfound camaraderie, we’ve taken a moment to round up the handsomest final products of their collaborative efforts.

Here’s what happens when menswear shops meet menswear designers:

0507-Kempt-Shops-1-Context-SchottContext x Schott NYC: A trifecta of legendary proportions between Horween Tannery, Schott NYC and the gents at Madison, WI’s own Context Clothing brings us this classic Perfecto jacket. Never has there been more fitting a label.

0507-Kempt-Shops-2-Unionmade-United-ArrowsUnionmade x United Arrows: Out with their second capsule collection (the first was last October), Japan’s United Arrows and SF’s menswear mainstay Unionmade make quite the pair. Especially when it comes to shirting.

0507-Kempt-Shops-3-Hickrees-Hill-Side-Journal-StandardThe Hill-side x Journal Standard: Another retail bastion with ties across the Pacific. This time, though, it’s the Hickoree’s brothers’ Hill-side label and Journal Standard with a handsome run of indigo-dyed essentials.

0507-Kempt-Shops-4-Shinola-Steven-AlanSteven Alan x Shinola: Shinola, the heavy-hitting new guys out of Detroit, team up with New York’s Steven Alan for a classic waxed-cotton anorak to protect you against spring’s showers.

0507-Kempt-Shops-5-Opening-Ceremony-Gitman-BrothersOpening Ceremony x Gitman Brothers: Gitman Brothers has always had a penchant for daring fabrics, and once again getting together with Opening Ceremony has only furthered the cause. Case in point: this shrimp-printed button-down.

—S.P.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Stephen Praetorius