Sometimes where you’ve been is as important as where you’re going. Such is the case for San Francisco menswear designers Neth Nom and Guilherme Jacinto, who chose the intersection near the apartment they shared during their years at the Academy of Art as the name for their debut collection ($30-$65) of shirts and tees.
Starting with a small line consisting of eight tees, two button-downs and a vest, Bush + Leavenworth offerings reflect the designers’ work hard, play hard sensibilities. Animators at Pixar by day, Nom and Jacinto parlay their original artwork into graphic tees featuring such motifs as San Francisco-themed words, pine cones and skaters popping tricks, while button-down shirts and a cotton vest are both office-appropriate, yet hip enough to look good during post-work ventures to the bar.
Subtle details such as a strategically-placed side pocket and a three-panel shirt back make the button-downs different from all the rest hanging in your closet, but not so different that they lose versatility.
“Even though it’s different, it’s still wearable,” Nom tells us.
Currently available online at www.bushandleavenworth.com.
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