Abercrombie’s Summer range continues to impress me. It’s not that it’s particularly innovative, but it’s definitely good at what it does, having stolen the crown of "easy prep-wear" from GAP, who seem to be stalling at the moment.
Take their Raquette River Shirt (£70) in 100% brushed cotton. It’s a smart, good quality shirt. Having recently been to GAP, a similar shirt will cost about half the price. But GAP have seemingly opted for a poly-cotton mix this season which gives all their shirts a weird, stretchy cheap feel. Odd.
With the Raquette River, I’d opt for a plain, crisp white tee underneath and a a pair of drab olive khakis or shorts.