Brooks Brothers Black Fleece, by Thom Browne
It's not surprising that the equally preppy Gant has recently partnered with Michael Bastian to put out a separate collection. At first blush, the two may seem like perfect pair due to their shared preppy vision, with Michael Bastian incorporating a more sophisticated flare. However, when I looked at the Michael Bastian Gant collection, it struck me that the label might actually be better complemented by having a designer that offered more of a contrast to Gant's look. The collaboration would then potentially be more interesting. I'm not advocating that Gant should partner with a Rick Owens type,
Rick Owens Fall/Winter
but Michael Bastian's collection --nice as it was-- really didn't look all that different than the run-of-the-mill Gant. Heck, it didn't look much different than Polo.
Gant images from GQ.com