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Nostalgic Academia

Gitman Vintage x DR, Benzak, National Athletic Goods


Collaborations and Releases with Benzak, Gitman Vintage, and National Athletic Goods

This week, we bring you a collection of goods from Benzak, Gitman Vintage, and National Athletic Goods made with heritage correct, casual styles for these off-campus days that will carry you through the summer season and straight into fall.

The year has flown by, school is out, and summer has unofficially begun. Whether any of that affects you or not, this is a nostalgic time of year well spent with vintage inspired, all-season staples that take us back to the days of our youth or the mid-century era of campus style that stirs the sense of timeless ensembles in an ever-changing world. This curation, from brands that remain committed to producing goods to the quality standards of old, reflects on that period when work, sport, and ivy league influences coalesced into an iconic mixture.

From Benzak, we have an array of new pieces made in Europe with premier and unique Collect Mills fabrics from Japan, making stalwart staples more special. An Indigo x Indigo Herringbone Twill BWS-03 Military Overshirt takes a military original weave to the next level with high character patina potential, the Organic Cotton Red Selvedge Chambray BWS-01 Work Shirt is an up-graded workwear inspired rarity, and the debut of the BDS-02 One Pocket Button Down in an Indigo and Indigo Stripe Chambray comes through with a modern lean on a classic.

Next up, we’ve produced another collaboration series with Gitman Vintage that goes back to the archives with a Japanese milled, large format Gingham Check pattern in Navy and Red using Organic Cotton that yields a natural, textured, vintage off-white base in a substantial 5 oz. poplin broadcloth button down that hallmarks 60’s collegiate style in a fresh and upgraded manner.

National Athletic Goods brings us the dutiful warm weather staples that we crave this time of year with tees hearty enough to be worn on their own or under your favorite button downs or overshirts, along with a new Pullover Parka great for daily duty on local or remote excursions, sideline hustling, or legitimate lounging with heritage character.