Hamilton 1883: Tastemakers

Picture 4In celebration of its 125th anniversary, Hamilton Shirts, custom shirt maker of Houston, Texas, is introducing its first ready-to-wear line. They call it 1883.

Picture 6The collection, which consists of six unique silhouettes, “recasts some of [their] more historic designs in timeless, new forms.” The selections range from a short-sleeve button down pullover to an updated take on the western, which I proudly sport here.

MaxTo help promote 1883, Hamilton arranged a photo shoot with New York-based bloggers they’re calling Tastemakers. Consisting of twelve men and one woman — one-time Plaidy of the Week Hollister Hovey — the group selected, like Hamilton itself, shares an “an aversion to chasing the new, and a dedication to celebrating the good — those things that are timeless and of a certain quality.” It is my hope that all plaidout will remain forever dedicated to people, places, and things I consider well-made classics. On a regular basis, I look to several of the blogs selected by Hamilton for inspiration. To be included in such esteemed company is an honor, and to be considered a “tastemaker” is deeply humbling, and frankly, a bit daunting.

Special thanks to the Hamiltons, Mr. Stephen Watson, creative director for 1883, and Hanuk, the fantastic photographer on the project. I’m honored to be one of the first to view and comment on their new line Hamilton 1883.