Gilbert & Lewis

A new label peddling confidently off-center American classics for an upscale Green Acres aesthetic

Veteran designer Jose Abellar recently left his post at Gap to put his own spin on classic American style, creating Gilbert & Lewis, where high fashion meets functional plaids. An expression of Abellar’s favorite fashion components, Gilbert & Lewis is an evolved view of sportswear boasting bold colors, great patterns and slim fits. The inaugural Spring/Summer collection (above) features a fresh color scheme inspired by …

Figs Ties

Hand-tailored neck wear that helps provide school uniforms for African children in need

For every hand-tailored tie sold, Figs gives a school uniform to a child in East Africa through their Threads for Threads program. The L.A.-based label offers standard and bow ties in a variety of dapper fabrics, ranging from woolen Ivy League plaids to Italian silk bicycle patterns. They also offer custom ties, allowing for even greater personal expression with a host of styles to choose …

Alexander West Shirts

Extraordinary custom-fitted shirts styled to exact specifications

A former banker, Alexander West is no stranger to the button-down shirt. After finding a lack of smartly designed, nicely tailored shirts on the market he took it upon himself to create them. While he’s not doing shirts for women (yet), West took the time to make a custom-fitted shirt for me and the result is nothing short of remarkable both in fit and style. …