Salute Your Shorts: Sunspel X Monocle Striped Briefs

4.24.2012

By Out.com Editors

Past and future collide—beautifully—in this latest collaboration.

Since 1860 the folks at British-based label Sunspel have been the purveyors of understated elegance and high-quality basics. Think quintessential underwear, t-shirts, sleepwear, and the like. But just because the brand is steeped in heritage doesn't mean that they're stuck in a rut. In fact, Sunspel prides itself on continually evolving—"review and refine," is how they put it—to make sure that their product is at the forefront of the industry. Their latest endeavor to stay true to that mission is a partnership with the polymathic media company Monocle. Under the direction of Tyler Brûlé, Monocle continually seeks to keep its followers up-to-date on the latest innovations in design, world affairs, fashion, and beyond. This includes a print magazine, a radio station, and retail shops that offer a discerning selection of sophisticated curios. These two forces have come together for a special collaboration, creating stylish riffs on the classic Sunspel briefs. The styles feature the evergreen nautical stripe, bringing just a touch of whimsy to the quintessential garment. Not too fussy and not too plain, this meeting of the minds is perfectly matched. 

Sunspel X Monocle Briefs, $49.00, is available at Sunspel.com and in limited-editions at Monocle stores worldwide. 

Photos courtesy of Sunspel

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