Every Man in California Should Own These Threads
Make room: Mr. Porter’s CA-inspired collection has arrived
From skate shoes and board shorts to the subtle sophistication of a cashmere shawl sweater, no one does cool and casual threads better than California.
Mr. Porter, online retailer nonpareil, apparently knows this.
Because they just pulled back the curtain on a Made in California collection that features 140 products from 12 of the state’s best menswear designers.
Think sun-soaked tees. Shorts. Selvedge denim. Spring top layers. If you can’t find something to wear in here, you might as well move to a nudist colony.
Below: 10 of our favorite garments from the collection.
1. Mollusk’s swim trunks feature the muted Pantones and simple cuts that define the California Heritage style.
2. Outerknown is pro surfer Kelly Slater’s line of clothes, and they’re the most eco-friendly threads you can buy. The Cayman Camp Collar is your new Saturday shirt.
3. John Elliott’s shawl collar linen-cotton cardigan is precisely what you should be wearing for any cool summer nights on the town.
4. James Perse is one of the most iconic L.A. brands for good reason: their garb is designed for being outside. This poplin shirt can be churched up with jeans or worn to the beach.
5. The Elder Statesmand does cashmere better than anyone, but it doesn’t come cheap. You’ll own it a long time, though, and you can’t put a price on that.
6. Simon Miller designed these white distressed selvedge jeans exclusively for Mr. Porter. Make them your go-to, day or night, in the summer months.
7. James Perse’s tote bag is both soft enough for the beach but sturdy enough for the farmer’s market.
8. Also from Outerknown, these pima cotton T-shirts are among the softest we own, and feel especially nice on sun-toasted skin.
9. James Perse again, this time with a pair of slip-on sneakers made with neoprene and canvas, making them ideal for sockless weekend days.
10. Golden Bear, out of San Francisco, makes casual jackets that look good enough for nearly all occasions in SoCal and pair with all of the above. The poplin bomber is ideal for those 60-degree nights.
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