Given that most of the fashion world is dominated by cost-saving shortcuts and sprawling intercontinental supply chains, Taylor Stitch is one brand whose values prove a welcome exception to the rule. For the fact is, between its incredible attention to detail and its support for domestic manufacturing, the San Francisco-based shirtmaker is, in many ways, the last of the old guard (even if it was only founded in 2008).
Just take ‘The Hawthorne,’ for instance. Spun from a lightweight 4.5oz cotton blend and finished in unique contrasting pickstitch stripes, it makes for a breezy warm-weather shirt heaped with a retro cool factor. Up top, it sports a casual camp collar with a single chest pocket, a combination that means it’s best worn casual, open, and — most importantly — untucked. And because Taylor Stitch has given the shirt a waffle weave finish, it features a slight structure to it along with a fantastic texture and even an added element of breathability. Rounded out by details like lockstitched buttons, a reinforced double-needle construction, and a tailored fit, the Hawthorne is one offering that’s essential to any summer wardrobe. It’s available now for $125.