Diffusion lines are nothing new, but lately we’ve been seeing some bold-faced menswear names deciding to collaborate with big-box retailers for capsule collections (you might remember Odin and Target’s recent team-up).
Enter the latest high-low venture from Gap, facilitated by GQ and involving just about every so-hot-right-now designer in the menswear blogoshpere: Ovadia & Sons, Ian Velardi, Mark McNairy, Saturdays, BLK DNM and Todd Snyder. With that much talent in one shopping aisle, you’re bound to turn out more than a few exciting pieces. And since we were allowed a sneak peek at Tuesday night’s launch event (you’ll need to check a map for your nearest shopping mall on September 27 to see them yourself), we thought we’d give you the inside scoop on the most promising stuff.
Herewith, all the jackets, shirts and pants worth finding the nearest Gap for.
The moto jacket and wool cargo trousers from Ovadia & Sons.
The cadet parka from Todd Snyder.
The tech blazer from Mark McNairy.
The waxed jacket and green sweatshirt from Saturdays.
The leather bomber from BLK DNM.
The blanket-stripe peacoat and long-sleeve polo from Ian Velardi.
- — Najib Benouar