High-end beach basics are the provenance of Quit Mad Stop, a menswear label delivering handsewn apparel out of NYC. Their Spring/Summer 2013 line expands the label beyond trunks, windbreakers and totes, bringing in hybrid short-trunks and button-down polos to face variable beachside elements. The tailored fit and fine fabrics make the duds just formal enough to travel well across any kind of beach vibe and beyond.
Quit Mad Stop sources their textiles globally, stitching up performance fabrics like microfiber nylon from Italy and a cotton-rayon blends from a 75-year-old Japanese mill. Well-conceived design details are everywhere, from side-tabs on the trunks and exaggerated rounded collars on the shirts to six-panel construction on the fisherman hats. While the look is mostly subdued, Quit Mad Stop keeps it fresh with offerings like reflective silver painted linen trunks and a Mongolian yak fur blanket—for, you know, keeping warm.