Remember CultureMap's news about about menswear heavyweight Nick Wooster and his collaboration with Hamilton Shirts? Well, the Hamilton 1883 + Project Wooster shirts landed exclusively on Park & Bond this month, and they’re the perfect way to interject some irreverence into your fall wardrobe.
When it comes to menswear, the button down shirt is something that’s easy to get sick of. Don’t get me wrong — there are few things in my closet I love more than a perfect-fitting oxford. But at the end of the day, how many stripes and plaids does a person — or a store — need?
When Wooster was looking for brands to partner with as part of his special installation at Project Las Vegas, the biannual contemporary menswear tradeshow, he reached out to Houston’s Hamilton Shirt Co.
Enter Nick Wooster, a man who’s developed a cult following online for his quirky street style. He’s known for taking classic menswear elements and punching them up with crazy patterns and colors; think pink blazers, cut-off suit pants and yellow-soled dress shoes.
So when he was looking for brands to partner with as part of his special installation at Project Las Vegas, the biannual contemporary menswear tradeshow, he reached out to Houston’s Hamilton Shirt Co.
"There are a lot of people doing great things in the world of shirts — but the story for me with Hamilton is that it’s different,” Wooster told CultureMap when the collaboration was first announced last March. “There’s a heritage, a family that’s been doing this in Houston for 120-something years. We see on the news that everything is getting outsourced, but here we have a family making beautiful products in an unexpected place — that needs to be celebrated."
The Project Wooster + Hamilton 1883 shirts fit and feel just like many of the ones that you can purchase at Hamilton’s showroom and factory on Richmond. But Wooster tweaked the collars and added in plenty of his trademark camo to the collection. They retail from $245 to $265.
If you’re hesitant to embrace all-over camo or a mashup of various plaids, go with Nick’s personal favorite: The Camo Panel Oxford Sportshirt. Under a blazer, it looks like a plain white shirt. But after you leave the office, you’ll be ready for a night out – or a spontaneous hunting trip.