When word of the demise of John Bartlett's collection for Claiborne leaked earlier this year fans of breezy classic Americana shed a tear. It was a shame to see such a talented guy have to abandon a fantastic affordable line because of obvious economic issues. I wondered how John Barlett would recover from such a blow and when he would hit back with a vengeance. Apparently hes doing just that as we speak with the help of none other than, Alex Carleton, Mr. Rogues Gallery himself.
I had read some press release jargon on this callaboration a little while back, but if memory serves me correctly there weren't any visuals available at the time. Today all that changes as Rogues Gallery for John Barlett has gone live. The items have made their way to the Rogues' webstore and are available for purchase. There are a bunch of badass graphic tees (I know that sounds like an oxymoron, but hold on) and various other devices with more promised to come. I'm not the biggest proponent of these zipper/portfolio/pouch things, but if I was going to buy one, for travel or whatever, it would have a ridiculous screen printing of a grizzly bear on it. It's great to see Mr. Bartlett's wears back in the public eye and Rogues Gallery taking some risks with their callaborations.