Tuesday, June 19, 2012

For the Good of Gant


(left) Old. (above) New. You pick.

The old menswear shops in town used to sell Gant - sack suits, repp ties, oxfords and more. This is Gant before my time, yet the Gant I've come to love via thrift shops. Even if most of the shirts were a cotton/polyester blend, the quality was there. Today's Gant is made overseas and yet ever so expensive. It's more J. Crew than J. Press, more Rugby than Polo. Christopher Bastin and Michael Bastian may have brought the brand back to prominence, but I'll take the old over new any day.

1 comment:

  1. I live in Birmingham and we have so many thrift stores here! I'll be sure and look for that brand for my hubby.