An English Shirt With an Italian Soul

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Sometimes, we just need somebody else to do the hard work, which is why we were thrilled to hear about the arrival of Hunter Gather. Launched online in 2012 – and featuring a new storefront in London’s hip Marylebone district – Hunter Gather was conceived as a collective of sorts, bringing together writers, designers, photographers, architects, and other creative minds. The man behind the mission is famed stylist and editor David Bradshaw, known for his former role as creative director of the biannual fashion bible ‘GQ Style.’ True to the name, Bradshaw and his tribe hunt and gather the best clothes, design, and furniture in pursuit of a distinctive, easy-to-shoulder identity.

Wisely, Bradshaw and his associates aren’t curating collections, opting instead for always-available essentials sold both in-store and online. For a first pass, they demonstrated terrific tailoring (slim suiting in dark wools and Prince of Wales check), new takes on classic leather (a goat suede raglan; a shearling biker jacket), and just-beyond-standard knits. Also noteworthy: Hunter Gather’s spot-on color sense. Which brings us to our pick of the lot: the punchy geranium-pink button-down pictured here. It’s streamlined, a little unexpected, and entirely irreproachable. Plus, it’s sewn using cotton from Italy’s 137-year-old Albini Mills. So wear one with a coat and tie on your next trip to Tuscany. Just save some Chianti for the rest of us. [$150;]

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