Garbstore x Gitman Brothers Vintage Club Collar Oxford Shirts
A Garbstore exclusive collaboration is always exciting news. This time it is the turn of the classic Oxford shirt to be given a new lease of life, and what better way to do it than by asking American company Gitman Brother’s to get in on the act.
These two companies share very similar views when it comes to producing clothing. They are both masters at mixing modern with vintage whilst always aspiring for exceptional quality. Gitman Bro’s, who have a dedicated vintage division, have a history of shirt making steeped in tradition and craftsmanship. Take this quote from them as an example:
“In an era where smart phones, computers and tablets are a part of everyday life, our most critical piece of equipment is a needle and thread”.
It is this ethos that has transcended in to creating four striking designs. These incredibly well constructed shirts are very much attuned to both company’s way of thinking. In fact, Garbstore now utilise their own terminology for their clothes – coining them as “unfamiliar vintage”. We think this is a very fitting description for these particular shirts, as although they are modern garments, they also subtly contain a reference of the past.
It is the club collar that delivers this nostalgic reference with style. Popularised widely in the 1930s by many a sartorial gentleman, it is refreshing to see it being incorporated on these new designs. Secondly, it provides an alternative to the ever so tiresome point collar.
All but the white shirt in the collection have a contrasting use of colour on the sleeves, which gives them a quirky and effective edge. However, although modern aspects have been added, respect has still been paid to honour the importance of a finely crafted button-down Oxford shirt. This has been done by the use of neutral and calm colours on the main body.
If shirts have become boring and you are looking for something that mixes modern and vintage effortlessly, look no further than this excellent collaboration. Retailing at £125 you can shop the collection now over at http://www.couvertureandthegarbstore.com.