We didn't see this one coming. But it makes sense ... Brendon Babenzien (J.Crew's creative director) and Chris Gibbs (owner of Union LA) are longtime friends. And the two teamed up to design a capsule collection that Babenzien says “reflects the overlap of our respective brand DNA.” There's a lot to like, but we're definitely sold on the rugby—a twisted take on a preppy classic. The pattern on the shirt is “pieced”, with individual pieces of fabric meticulously cut to size and sewn together in colorblocks. You'll notice the craftsmanship in the distinct seams between colors.
Pieced rugby shirt,
$128 by Union LA x J.Crew