Merz B. Schwanen might not like the title of this piece, but I stand by it. For one, it’s a true statement. For two, I couldn’t not take advantage of a perfectly dumb pun. And if I’m being honest, it would be hard to not take advantage of their Good Basics line, too.
The range of basics is offered at a lower pricepoint and is made in Portugal to the meticulous standards of das Schwanen. You’ll find circular-knit pocket tees, fully-fashioned sweaters in cotton-wool and cotton-linen blends, all-cotton loopback hoodies, recycled cotton melange socks, as well as polo shirts that have the same triangle armpit gusset (#trianglearmpitgusset) as their German-made counterparts.
Available from $18 at Unionmade.