We'd come to rely on high-quality staples like slim-fitting oxfords and chinos and even tweed jackets that rivaled designer items costing three times as much.
So imagine our sartorial euphoria when the line was relaunched a couple months ago, this time even more refined with a focus on timeless wardrobe staples designed in America and developed in Italy.
Here are our six favorite pieces:
Some chambray looks too denim-y, lending a suit something of a rodeo clown air. This doesn't; it looks more like a cross between chambray and linen, the cut is spot on, and it's great for summer with just a partial lining. Sold as a jacket ($289) and pants ($99).
This has immediately become one of our all-time favorite sweaters. The cotton is fairly heavyweight, which gives it a nice hefty look and feel, but doesn't swelter you like wool. Absolutely perfect for cooler nights from April to October. $149.
This 100% cotton seersucker number is a clever take on the ubiquitous bomber that ups its style quotient significantly. Cool detail: leather piping along the zipper and the edge of the pockets. $149.
Another beautifully executed chambray piece. The cut is quite slim so size up if you prefer a little more breathing room. Pretty damn perfect with the cardigan above and white jeans below. $69.
The classic sweatshirt reinterpreted in French terry cloth, featuring a rib-knit and slimmer cut, with two exterior zip pockets that take it into the jacket zone a bit in just the right way. $79.
6. White jeans
Slim cut with just a touch of stretch so you don't get that squeezing sensation. The perfect shade of off white to extend wearability into spring and fall. And a stain-resistant treatment to keep 'em clean. $79.