Five Easy Pieces from Gant Rugger SS12

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 on “Five Easy Pieces from Gant Rugger SS12

    Smith & Ratliff on September 8, 2011 4:56 PM:

    Nice shoes, Chris.

    Jeremy Paul Beasley on September 8, 2011 5:50 PM:

    Love the nylon jacket. Is it available online?

    Jake on September 8, 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.

    Alyce on September 8, 2011 7:43 PM:

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

    Alyce on September 8, 2011 7:49 PM:

    also that madras is perfect.

    Andrea on September 8, 2011 8:49 PM:

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

    Alex Frankel on September 8, 2011 10:52 PM:

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

    Ramalhoni on September 9, 2011 5:43 AM:

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

    allen on September 9, 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.

    Rivi on September 10, 2011 10:35 AM:

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

    EnzoAGC on September 10, 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.

    Vashiti on September 11, 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?

    Andrew Scharf on September 13, 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.

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