There have been quite a few menswear collaborations surfacing over the past year. None, however, have combined old-fashioned workwear inspired patterning and construction with modern details and design like the latest from Stag and Faherty.
Stag Provisions for Men is one of the finest men’s apparel and lifestyle stores in the country. Started in Austin, Texas in 2009, the brand has now expanded beyond their Austin flagship to Dallas, Houston, and Venice, California. Selling top-shelf clothing brands, grooming essentials, accessories, and home goods, Stag has been a one-stop-shop for men in the know for the past half-decade. And now, Stag has partnered with Faherty, a relatively recent menswear line founded by twin brothers Mike and Alex Faherty with casual surf-life as their aesthetic inspiration, for their Stax X Faherty Collection.
“We’ve been lucky enough to carry the Faherty line since they launched their brand, and they continue to blow us away season after season with their original designs, fabrics, prints, silhouettes, and overall design chops,” says Don Weir, co-owner of Stag. We’ve gotten to be great friends with Mike & Alex over the years, and because we approach things with similar but varying aesthetics, we wanted to give a collaboration a shot, and we couldn’t be happier with how all the pieces turned out.”
As the lead designer for Faherty, Mike Faherty took inspiration from vintage workwear silhouettes, but streamlined and modernized the fit and form, all while keeping the knock-out vintage details such as horn buttons and authentic Talon zippers (the original and first zipper).
“STAG is one of the best men’s stores in America and we share a similar point of view in what clothes should look like and feel like,” says Mike Faherty. “While they offer an ever-expanding array of looks, STAG tends to specialize in lots of workwear-inspired designs and we focus on surf-inspired looks, so we wanted to see what kind of interesting pieces we could create by combining the aesthetics. The results are some really unique pieces that wear well wherever you are — be it on the beach or in the heart of Texas.”
Indigo CPO Jacket, $198
CPO stands for Chief Petty Officer, a rank in the navy that wore a well-known, bad-ass, minimalist jacket. This upgraded version is indigo dyed, made with 100 percent cotton, and features genuine horn anchor buttons. The shirt is designed to age and fade just like your favorite pair of denim and makes the perfect, thick base layer for those cold winter mornings.
Who doesn’t love a reversible jacket? You get two jackets for the price of one! And with the Presidio Reversible Shirt Jacket you get more than that. With an interior brushed cotton, yarn-dyed jacquard pattern inspired by Beacon blankets from the ’30s and a quilted canvas shell, you’ll be as comfortable in the outdoors as you will on the subway. With functional pockets on both sides and custom reversible snaps, the Presidio is the perfect dual-use winter travel outwear.
This jacket is, like the Presidio, fully reversible, but this one features a classic canteen stripe interior with a traditional diamond quilt pattern. The jacket also sports kangaroo hand pockets, a reversible vintage brass Talon zipper, a functional three-piece hood with custom drawcord, and a rugged canvas exterior shell that, like the CPO jacket will wear and fade over time, developing a vintage-like patina that is uniquely your own.
Big Bend Down Vest, $268
You can’t go wrong with a down vest…especially one with a throwback design reminiscent of both 1950s canteen stripe patterns and 1970s snowmobile vest cuts and silhouettes. This Big Bend down vest features a brass Talon zipper and pull, a two-part dye process that allows the vest to fade and wear over time (again, make it your own), and is insulated with down, making this perfect for late-fall and early-winter layering.
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