Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Lusting After: Ovadia & Sons Short Sleeve Oxford

There is a lot going on with this shirt (made in the USA for anyone keeping score) - Japanese oxford cloth, short sleeves, contrast collar, plaid.  Normally when you combine this many elements together at once things tend to get out of hand, but in this case Ovadia & Sons has created a short sleeve shirt that's actually easier to wear versus you normal, let's say, white short sleeve button down.  Most people detest the short sleeve button down because it conjures up images of IT workers and paper pushers who have never bothered with anything even remotely stylish in their entire life.  In the case of this shirt I believe that the variety of elements comes together to create a shirt that while being inherently "complicated" is still really easy to wear.  Pair it with chinos or khaki shorts and you're done.  This shirt is begging to be the focal point of a warm weather kit and if you let it do just that you're golden.  I love the pattern most of all and it's cool to see someone do plaid oxford cloth for a change.  There is no word on pricing yet or where O&S is gonna be stocked, but as soon as those details emerge you will see them over here. Trust.


-L.A.S

20 comments:

  1. nice, reminds me of lebron's entourage cameo, looked for that shirt for a while, to no avail.
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_GfHp2thWMH4/TDXoVjYrE7I/AAAAAAAABgI/hVhMNj0pPKY/s1600/Entourage-6x12-Give-a-Little-Bit-Vince-Matt-Damon-LeBron-James-Cap_mid.jpg

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  2. That shirt is brutal. Terrible idea. Terrible print.

    IT workers and paper pushers would know to steer clear. A cheeseball MBA type trying to hard might fall for it.

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  3. Its time to block the anonymous comments for good.

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  4. Isn't L.A.S a paper pusher by trade?

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  5. Time to shoot the messengers!

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  6. i need one of these

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  7. "IT workers and paper pushers would know to steer clear. A cheeseball MBA type trying to hard might fall for it."

    Fits right in here!

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  8. This shirt is sick! It would work nice with a pair of crisp white denim pant and a pair of loafers or driving mocs.

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  9. this is perfect for today.

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  10. I find a contrast collar on a short sleeve shirt off-putting.

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  11. Um, that's not a print--it's a woven pattern.

    And the contrast collar is a bit much, I think.

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  12. Anon @4:52- Good call. Updated accordingly. Thanks for catching my mistake.

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  13. 在你一無所有的時候 是誰在陪伴你 他便是你最重要的人......................................................................

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  14. I like it as well , very easy to wear - no brainer for me.
    .. you guys are forgetting something, its a f*!%&g sports shirt for everyday.

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  15. This shirt is definitely a NO BRAINER.

    It's a fun cool shirt for everyday - you can wear it to the beach, to the office, on a hot summer night.

    It's a beautiful large woven pattern and different - not like a small plaid you see everywhere.

    Sign me up. I have a feeling this Ovadia & Sons label is going to be special.

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  16. Phat Farm called, they want their shirt from 1992 back.

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  17. Phat Farm? That thing will fit like a glove, relax Russel.

    Two thumbs up for the shirt!

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  18. Sorry guys, I learned a long time ago that short sleeved shirts were strictly for dorks. Quite apart from the dorkish connotations it would be hard to find a more awful color combo. Does it come with a pocket protector?

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