There is something to be said for the laid back approach that most Californian men take to style. Jeans, sneakers and a t-shirt are the basis for many of my male friend’s wardrobe, present company included. However, as I have gotten older, the appeal of a 3-pack of Hanes white tees is lost on me. My t-shirts serve multiple duties from casual to work, so I need a work horse — something that I could throw on in a rush but just as easily throw a blazer on and present to a client in a pinch, so I was excited to be introduced to a new player in the tee market, Pickwick Weller. . .
The concept is simple; tees made from beautiful fabrics, cut to drape the body. Insane right? The brand recently opened up a showroom in San Francisco and I was able to tour the space and get a better idea of the quality of the pieces…..
For men, they have divided their Fall collection in several different fits but my favorite is the cashmere Stuart tee. It is a combination of lightweight cashmere & cotton, aside from feeling luxurious, the design team didn’t miss any details. The Stuart features an awesome “spine” detail down the back and French seams — perfect for those individuals who tend to get irritated by the seams and tags in their clothing.
Rather than open up a traditional retail space, the brand opted to do a showroom. Customers can come into the space, try in a variety of tees, get a feel for the fit and quality of each piece and decide which ones to order with the help of the showroom staff. The space exudes the Pickwick Weller ethos of refined, understated and cool….
The long-sleeve Stuart is what I have my eye on and it I am positive it will become part of my staples come Fall!