Gitman Vintage is known for preserving classic fabrics and styles from the peak of trad fashion but their Gio Ponti Linen Camp Shirt in orange and navy flexes some great design versatility. The mid-century helix pattern was inspired by—you guessed it—Italian architect Gio Ponti, who designed buildings, decorative art, design objects, and furniture throughout his six-decade career. We’ll let you connect the dots on that one.
Although described as a camp shirt, we think this open-collar, relaxed fit, straight hem button down is perfect for the beach, pool side, or hitting the city on a scorching afternoon. No need to pair it with anything flashy because it will do all the talking, but not in an overpowering way—in a “wow I want that, where did you get it ” way—which IS an important distinction.
Made from 100% linen and cut and sewn in Ashland, Pennsylvania, you can look and stay cool all while supporting U.S. manufacturing. And if that doesn’t sum up the ideal summer shirt than I’m not sure what will.
Available for $235 at Stag Provisions.