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An Unscientific Ranking of the Many Gitman Collaborations

  • Eric Twardzik
An Unscientific Ranking of the Many Gitman Collaborations

Peak Gitman.

We may be witnessing it at this very moment, thanks to the label’s new collaboration with J.Crew.

But Gitman, renowned for pushing unabashedly bold patterns and for being one of America’s last-standing shirtmakers, is no stranger to teamwork. Over the years they’ve partnered with everyone from Jack Spade to Opening Ceremony.

Which makes an unscientific ranking of Gitman collaborations a pretty natural thing to do right now.

The Revolutionary Wore: The Aloha Shirt

  • Geoff Rynex
The Revolutionary Wore: The Aloha Shirt

Some wardrobe staples have gone in and out of style many times over the course of their existences. But on-trend or not, they’ll always have a place in our hearts, and likely always make their way back into our good graces at some point in the great wheel of style. We want to take a look at some of these eternal gems, where they came from and how you can get them now. We call it The Revolutionary Wore.

In this installment, we look at the aloha shirt.

Now Online: Gitman Vintage Made to Order

  • Kempt Staff

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Our brothers-in-stylish-arms over at UrbanDaddy just tipped us off to the new online made-to-order operation from Gitman Vintage.

Which is great news, considering the only way you could get your own custom Gitman Vintage shirt until now was by visiting them in Pennsylvania, catching them at a trunk show or opening a hip men’s shop.

Now it’s all online with a slick interface that makes it way too easy to turn your favorite oxford cloth, chambray and indigo patchwork from the Gitman archives into button-down popovers.

Let’s take a closer look, shall we...»

Gitman and Unionmade Have Your New Summer Suit

  • Caitlin Ganswindt

0529Kempt-Gitman-Vintage-Unionmade-Harrison-Suit-Collection The boys over at Gitman Vintage and Unionmade are at it again—this time teaming up for their first-ever suiting collection, introducing the Harrison suit as the headliner.

They’ve got five weaves and colors to choose from for the set, in addition to navy hopsack and seersucker takes on the slimly notched lapel jacket. To complement all that handsome: a myriad of gingham, chambray and broadcloth shirts/pocket squares, along with a couple handfuls of new silk ties.

Here’s a closer look at the stunner of a collaboration, available now.»

The Weekend Sales Report Card

  • Kempt Staff

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We’ve filtered through all of the online sale noise and graded your best options out there, should you feel inclined to do any menswear browsing this weekend...

For the Dapper Champs: Todd Snyder is knocking 20% off his Champion capsule collection with the code CHAMPION1. Discount: B+ Sizes Available: A Selection: A+

For the Outdoorsmen: Swansonian outfitters Orvis are slashing another 20% off items already on sale, including some Barbour. Discount: A Sizes Available: B+ Selection: B+

For the Shinola: Take 20% off everything at Bloomingdale’s, including some handsome Shinola watches, with the code Friend1. Discount: B Sizes Available: A Selection: B+

More of the good stuff on sale from favorites like Gitman Vintage, Allen Edmonds and others, after the jump.»

Supply & Advise Pops Up in Miami

  • Najib Benouar

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Perhaps this is just a coincidence, but ever since we visited Miami during our Style Shifters campaign, it’s become quite the hotbed of menswear activity.

But we can’t take all the credit, because it’s really shops like this new pop-up in Wynwood, Supply & Advise, that are bearing the torch for the non–Don Johnson end of the Miami style spectrum. A tip of the hat to our friends at UrbanDaddy Miami, who got the scoop on the latest bastion of new-age Americana that stocks the likes of Gitman Vintage shirts sitting beside Filson bags and Randolph Engineering aviators (all on top of an Army-issue mule vehicle, front and center). It’s handsome stuff, and we’d be remiss not to alert you to it, should you be taking your talents to South Beach anytime soon.

And if not, don’t worry, we got a peek inside and it’s equally as good-looking as it sounds.»

The 58 Greatest Hawaiian Shirts of All Time

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Fact: it takes quite the set of cojones to pull off wearing a Hawaiian shirt.

Also fact: most men don’t have ’em.

That being said, there are some real pros out there who do. And right now, we’d like to honor these brave souls who’ve unwaveringly taken up the charge. Through painstaking research—no scene left unexamined, no paparazzi shot ignored—we’ve uncovered the best and boldest examples of tropical-print artistry. A testament to confidence, these men are standards to aspire to. (At least when it comes to visually making a statement.)

So without further ado, and in no particular order, we present to you the 58 greatest Hawaiian shirts, ever.»

Head to Toe: Seersucker

  • Najib Benouar

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Around Derby weekend, the seersucker suit gets all the attention.

But the fabric itself is so versatile—and cooling, with its uneven weave lifting the cotton off your skin and leaving hundreds of tiny pockets of air to cool you. So, in the event you’d like to outfit another part of your body with seersucker—say, your neck, or your feet—we’ve gone ahead and found enough gear to swathe you from head to toe in the legendarily cooling fabric. Now, we’re not saying you should try wearing every single piece here at once...

But we’re not not saying that either.»