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Five Easy Pieces from Gant Rugger SS12

Sep 8th, 2011 | Categories: Men's Stores, New York City, Preppy | by Michael Williams

We stopped by the recently opened Gant Rugger shop on Prince Street in Manhattan to check out the new Gant Rugger SS12 collection and were pleasantly surprised by the presence of one of our favorite designers — Mr. Christopher Bastin. We had no idea Gant’s original Bastian was going to be walking us through the new clothes, but were happy to get an expert tour. The new Rugger collection looks solid per usual; the clothes are very collegiate and also very wearable. It is important to also note the colors are all spot-on (often with preppy, the colors are all wrong) and the fabric selection was very well done — all directly attributable to our pal Christopher Bastin.

Since we had him hostage we coerced Christopher into helping us show off some of our favorites pieces from the upcoming SS12 collection. Check it out after the jump.


1. The Dreamy Oxford (overdyed pinpoint oxford)

2. "The Traveler" navy nylon jacket with awesome detailing.

3. Handloom madras plaid button-down

4. Limited-edition veg-tanned leather portfolio (November launch)

5. Peak lapel red/blue houndstooth sports jacket.

Comments: 13

13 Comments to “Five Easy Pieces from Gant Rugger SS12”

  1. Smith & Ratliff
    on Sep 8th, 2011
    @ 4:56 PM

    Nice shoes, Chris.

  2. Jeremy Paul Beasley
    on Sep 8th, 2011
    @ 5:50 PM

    Love the nylon jacket. Is it available online?

  3. Jake
    on Sep 8th, 2011
    @ 6:28 PM

    Good lookin’ stuff. I’ve got my Gant Rugger OCBD at the tailors right now, can’t wait to get it back.

  4. Alyce
    on Sep 8th, 2011
    @ 7:43 PM

    I love a man who is confident enough to use the term “super dreamy”.

  5. Alyce
    on Sep 8th, 2011
    @ 7:49 PM

    also that madras is perfect.

  6. Andrea
    on Sep 8th, 2011
    @ 8:49 PM

    The madras is excellent. But there should be somewhat few wrinkles overall.

  7. Alex Frankel
    on Sep 8th, 2011
    @ 10:52 PM

    Jesus, Mr. Bastin’s got some banging footwear.

  8. Ramalhoni
    on Sep 9th, 2011
    @ 5:43 AM

    love the leather case.. it would be perfect for an iPad…!

  9. allen
    on Sep 9th, 2011
    @ 2:10 PM

    monkstraps, no socks, two inch cuffs, bracelets… i like this guy’s clothes but i didn’t realize he was such a clone.

  10. Rivi
    on Sep 10th, 2011
    @ 10:35 AM

    I like Gant’s designs but is there anything that`s not made in China ?

  11. EnzoAGC
    on Sep 10th, 2011
    @ 11:17 PM

    @Rivi – Short of sweaters and outerwear, very little of it is actually.

    Most of the tailored goods are out of Portugal, shirts are India (where madras should be made), and a lot of the trousers are produced in Italy.

  12. Vashiti
    on Sep 11th, 2011
    @ 11:05 PM

    only a select few of their sweaters are made in china. gant rugger’s shirts are made in portugal or turkey. also, india is now cheaper for production than china. where have you been?

  13. Andrew Scharf
    on Sep 13th, 2011
    @ 10:58 AM

    Nice article on Gant. Photos definitely highlight the advantages of the upcoming collection. We visited the Gant store at its root source this summer in New Haven. Gant fans will the fact that the store has finally returned to its roots in New Haven.