Throughout this summer I’m working with GQ to highlight GQ + Gap’s annual #GQxGAP Best New Menswear Designers in America that will be launching at Gap in September. This month I’m styling a simple but elevated tee from Steven Alan and pairing it with some great denim pieces from Gap for a rugged and work-ready look.
The ‘plain white tee’ is a blank canvas, and can be fashioned in so many styles and ways. You can throw it on with athletic shorts for quick errand runs, or slip it under a sports jacket with jeans for a slick upscale look. It’s a staple in every man’s closet and can’t go out of style. I wore my Steven Alan white Slub Pocket Tee which has a straight fit with a crew neck and a patch pocket on the chest. It’s ultra-soft with Japanese slub cotton and has that worn-in feel. I paired it with another item that’s already in your closet – the workman’s denim.
Gap offers quite a range of denim, but to complete this more rugged-look, 1969 Destructed Skinny Jean was a perfect fit. Literally. It’s got quite a bit of stretch, which is crucial when I’m going to wear denim that is skinnier throughout the leg. It allows more mobility and allows me to pull my phone out of my pocket with ease. I also threw on a 1969 Utility Denim Shirt from Gap over my tee as an added layer and a great piece to have heading into the fall. My boots are from Australian-based Blundstone and are a perfect blend of a functional work boot and stylish Chelsea boot.
The complete Best New Menswear Designers in America All-Stars collection will be hitting Gap this fall, so stay tuned as a I preview a few more pieces from selected menswear designers! Would love to know which piece has been your favorite – or how you would have styled them differently.
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Photography by Tyler Adams