Let’s play a game of word association: if I say ‘argyle’, you say…
I’ll tell you what pops into my head: Braveheart, sweater vests, the surfer dude from the latest series of Stranger Things, and my Grandad’s socks. What I’m trying to get at here is that I don’t immediately think ‘style’, you know? But you know what they say: what goes around comes around, and Star of Hollywood‘s Argyle shirt is certainly no exception.
Those of you familiar with the likes of Sun Surf, Whitesville, and Buzz Rickson’s know the extent to which Japanese heritage manufacturers are willing to go to accurately reproduce vintage garments from the 50s and 60s; from the style and fit right through to the vintage looms they use to craft them. Incorporating that same mindset, Star of Hollywood, a brand that’s only recently been resurrected by the Toyo Enterprise label, has produced a shirt that’ll have you puffin’ on a cigar like you’re a character out of Goodfellas.
Crafted from high-quality rayon, a semisynthetic fiber used to replicate the touch ‘n’ feel of other fibers such as silk, wool, and linen, the open-collar shirt features an all-over argyle design reminiscent of 17th-century tartan. Perfect for summer, the shirt is lightweight yet durable, featuring vintage-style urea pearl buttons, a single chest pocket, and a retro fit.
Fun fact: Star of Hollywood was originally an American brand from the 1950s, known for producing some pretty rad shirt designs. From all-over multicolored animal prints to camp-collar shirts featuring snakes and tarantulas. Yes, tarantulas. If standing out is your goal, then look no further.
Available for $210 from Hinoya
If you want to learn more about Toyo Enterprise, check out Toyo Enterprise: A Closer Look At The Multi-Faceted Japanese Heritage Clothing Giant