Nestled into a (very) unassuming location in Warwick, RI, Wharf Clothing & Wares is just under 3 months old. In that short time, owner Robert Babigian has built an impressive inline collection of shirting – I spent some time in the shop yesterday, inspecting firsthand. Sure, Rob benefits greatly from collaboration with the nearby New England Shirt Company (of Fall River, MA). But, he benefits equally from having a firm sense of what works and a willingness to play around. Shirts are produced in both oxford broadcloth and poplin, the club collar poplin shirts being the winner… though it must be noted that collar choices all round are what most impress about the collection. (We also love any opportunity to mention Fall River… and give a shout out to Chris Herren).
Take a detailed look at the Wharf Shirt – including a look at the club collar – after the leap.