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ACL recently developed a shirt in collaboration with menswear specialists GANT. The creation between both companies is featured within the GANT Rugger Collection, taking on a Handloom Hugger Indian Madras design, which features a classic colorway with the superb construction one would expect from GANT. Details into the project can be read below, while the shirt itself is now available through ACL & Co., with a retail price of $125 USD.
There are certain fabrics that just can’t do any wrong by me, oxford cloth for one and of course tweed is up there, but for warmer months madras is the undeniable champion. Over the last several months I have been working with the folks at GANT on producing a special GANT Rugger “Handloom Hugger” Indian madras shirt — which launches in the ACL Shop today. We produced a small run (73 in total) of these co-labeled shirts to celebrate the 1973 birth of GANT’s Rugger collection and to celebrate our shared love of madras. Christopher Bastin, the GANT Rugger Creative Director, helped create a beautiful handloom madras specifically for ACL, and in the process created what I think is an instant classic. Christoper is someone that possesses an encyclopedic knowledge of all things Americana which made this project really enjoyable for me and our shared love of classic American menswear definitely helped in creating a good looking collaboration.