When Hamilton dropped their own version of a heritage line, Hamilton 1883, the blogosphere went mad. I mean, an American shirt maker hitting their archives to produce faithful recreations of a few classics in a modern fit is kinda like a big deal around these parts. Anyhow, despite being as stoked as I was when it all dropped I had been sleeping on them recently - or at least until my man John ignited that flame once again when he pointed me in the direction of a some new S/S 2010 releases. The best of the bunch, in this humble guy's opinion, is the red linen pullover seen above. There's a lot going on so I'll do my best to articulate my lust.
Details are not something Hamilton skimps on. The shirt has a button down collar, pleated front pocket, cuffed sleeves and a 4 button abbreviated placket, which makes for the perfect pullover/popover. The best part about this shirt, however, is a synthesis of American and Neapolitan style. While Hamilton and the pullover are steeped in Americana (I recall reading somewhere that the first Brooks Brothers shirt was a popover) the red dyed double ply Italian linen creates a wonderful European foil. If you saw the price at the top and were just waiting for your chance to rip it apart in the comments please remember that lusting is free.