Based in Los Angeles, the men’s clothing label Idol Radec is inspired by those bygone days when even your average guy dressed impeccably. Launched in 2006 by longtime friends Scott Barclay, David Hickman, and Nick Thomas—none of whom have formal training in fashion design — the label puts a decidedly contemporary Californian spin on its collection of jackets, vests, shoes and other goods. Taking an outsider perspective to menswear allows Idol Radec’s founding trio to approach their work idiosyncratically: Instead of designing with pens and paper, they use the actual cloth itself – exploring and examining it closely to ensure that design, craftsmanship, and utility are intertwined from the start. The result? Clothing influenced by the classics, made for the modern guy, and created with an abiding attention to fit, fabric, and quality.
Whether it’s a crew-neck or a V-neck, cardigan or pullover, the sweater is a crucial part of any guy’s wardrobe. From wardrobe building block to outfit-maker, it’s one of the most versatile pieces in your closet. Luckily we've got a whole range of them in just your size.
Here you'll find a fair share of jersey knit polos from three great American brands as well as a broad range of durable gear. L.A.-based Idol Radec offers short-sleeved dress shirts — like a poplin hiddenbutton Jacob shirt with straight hem — meant to be worn untucked but still elegantly. Though founded in 1975, Cockpit channels mid-century American styles with modern updates. And Relwen uses old-world weaving and embroidery techniques, durable materials, heavy-gauge knits and authentic military hardware to make long-lasting pieces.
From the most avant-garde to the most buttoned-up, the shirts here come in a range of colors, collars and styles. From the stark minimalism of Calvin Klein to a summery plaids of Trovata and Jack Spade to the Ur-power shirts of Cristiani, if you have a torso and an eye for style, you'll find shirts here to fit both.
“Out with the old, in with the new” applies to your closet, too. Get your wardrobe 2010-ready with pieces from these edgy designers. Snag a new go-to suit from LOVA, slim down with Idol Radec’s fitted crewnecks and flannel shirts, and shake things up with Rxmance’s graphic T-shirts. Also rediscover the classics, but with modern twists, including plaid caps from Brixton and bomber jackets from Public School.