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Fashion July, 22 2010

Hamilton 1883 $ Pocket and Field Shirts

Having previewed the Hamilton 1883 Autumn 2010 collection virtually and physically (during New York’s Market Week), we learned there were a few stories to good to avoid passing on.

With a grand tradition of bespoke shirt making, Hamilton does the right thing and draws on customer quirks to give its own off-the-rack pieces a distinct flavor. The heritage of the shirt maker, that customer based history, finally takes shape this fall and the “$” shirt speaks volumes about the ability of the company to draw stories from the past and incorporate them in the new direction.

David Hamilton shared this about the “$” shirt, “We’ve had a loyal custom shirt customer who is in the oil business and therefore did a lot of international travel.  After being mugged, he had us design a hidden “cash” pocket to keep a $100 bill in case of emergency.  It’s details like this that we love learning about through our custom business and want to carry over into our ready-to-wear shirts.”

Check the shirt out in full after the jump along with the Field Shirt, another favorite from the preview.

Both are available beginning the end of this week.

Highsnobiety