One of my favorite collections to date is Michael Bastian’s 2007 Summer line. His offering embodies 1970s New England preppy–when preppy meant elegant, hard working clothes that lasted decades, not a season. Which explains why Jaws served as Bastian’s inspiration. The Nantucket red tuxedo pants, the cut-off chino shorts and the Adidas slides–it’s all here. The devil is in the details. Striped polo shirts fit snugly; blazers are cut narrow; and slim button-downs harbor concealed shoulder vents so you can actually move your arms.
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“The key to the American look is that it’s very unstudied: It seems like you’ve spent no time at all getting yourself together, even if you have. You look very offhand and not precious at all.”    –Michael Bastian