Right out of the gate I have to say I’m a huge fan of the color choices on these new camp shirts from Calee Inc.. Either they had a manufacturing delay, and these S/S tones arrived during F/W, or they’ve got the recklessness to add a blast of color during the time of year that’s littered with dark, safe winter palettes. I’d say they’re right on time for Packers fans, but knowing how that seasons going, you’d think they’d want to remain anonymous.
The classic design of the shirt doesn’t stray far from its 1950s origins, with a splayed-open spread collar, twin chest pockets, long sleeves, and a flat hemline. Made in Japan, the 100% cotton shirt is not only brushed for velvety softness, but the fabric has a subtle jacquard pattern, making it even truer to its mid-century roots than 80% of the camp shirts out there. The ’50s and ’60s were all about jacquard patterns and any contemporary iteration sporting a jacquard pattern is definitely going the extra mile towards period correctness. Not only are the colors eyecatching, but the green version is delivering some serious Gumby & Pokey vibes and I never, ever thought I’d be getting that flashback from garms.
Available for £225 (~$285) at Clutch Cafe.