This is not a polo shirt (well, alright it is)

In fashion, there is a particularly delicate line between charm and pretentiousness, and when a brand’s lookbook consists of Polaroid photos of geeky-but-beautiful Hollywood actors wearing its expensive clothing while partaking in zany antics in the California sunshine, we would typically be inclined toward believing the latter.

Yet there is something remarkably likeable about Scott Sternberg’s Band of Outsiders, and here, in its offshoot, the polo shirt range entitled ‘This is Not a Polo Shirt'.

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It's partly because he doesn’t take himself or fashion too seriously but also because the shirts simply speak for themselves: the vintage influences are obvious, but every detail of their construction has been updated to a simply impeccable quality. Designers are often deemed to have put “a modern twist on a classic”, but we would struggle to find a more perfect example.

The new collection has just arrived over at Tres Bien Shop and Mr Porter. Shifting production from Japan to Italy this time around, they’re not exactly cheap, but believe us: they’re really not just polo shirts.

What do you think?

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