Gents, what’s the biggest cliché you see when shopping for clothes?
That said garments will take you from “city to country”? From “uptown to downtown”? From “the boardroom to the bar”? The message is clear: we want versatility, and menswear outfitters tell us that’s what they offer.
Unfortunately, as you’ve noticed after a few ill-fitting shirts from startup brands and juggernauts alike, this is a tough promise to deliver on. We regularly tout our favorites, but there’s one name in menswear that, despite churning out top-notch staples since 2006, is still the unsung hero in this department: Zachary Prell.
We’ve championed the designer before, and even pointed out why the brand’s clothes feel so much better than your run-of-the-mill tops (their fabrics are painstakingly sourced from Italian and Peruvian mills, with a yarn count top of mind), but the proof is in the wearing — and right now, some of their best pieces are up to 50% off.
We’re talking $250 off bombers, $200 off sport coats, $80 off short-sleeve button-ups and many more steals for filling those holes in your wardrobe. There’s a veritable treasure trove, so we’ve picked our favorites below, highlighting the details that’ll have you reaching for them daily … and Marie Kondo-ing your lesser apparel.
Palmer Quintessential Bomber Jacket
Details to note: The burgundy Prince of Wales plaid, also known as Glen Urquhart plaid, puts this Italian nylon-lined wool bomber light years ahead of the ubiquitous polyester versions.
Randolph Unconstructed Wool Sportcoat
Details to note: Prell founded his company on a better fit, one that doesn’t follow trends (see: skinny everything) but employs a broad shoulder and chest that tapers to the waist. That ethos carries over to their sport coats as well, this one in a wrinkle-resistant Italian wool.
Principato Cotton Print Shirt
Details to note: I own this one and reach for it often on account of the skier print (bright and eye-catching up close, but subdued enough from afar to not have people constantly commenting on it) and versatility, working equally well buttoned-up or open.
Seymour Knitted Shirt Jacket
Details to note: The shacket tends to skew more towards outdoor gear than refined menswear, but this knitted Italian wool-blend number is the exception.
Raphael Cotton Stretch Shirt
Details to note: The superlative yarns are woven explicitly to provide the stretch, bend and give missing from your current stable of shirts.
All images via Zachary Prell
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