Published January 28, 2008
New Line From Ex-Trovata Duo
Breakups can be hard.
Especially when things seem to be going so well on the surface. But deep down, sometimes you know you're
just not that into it.
Making a clean break from their popular, critically acclaimed upstart fashion line Trovata (we've long been fans
Shipley and Jeff Halmos are putting themselves out there with the creatively monikered Shipley &
, hitting stores this weekend.
Let's be clear about one thing: Shipley & Halmos is not Trovata 2.0. There are no crazy stories about
down-on-their-luck blueblood families scrawled inside the blazers, no antique one-of-a-kind buttons and not
nearly as much surf/prep preciousness. Instead, the brand is a bit more grown up, more focused on form and
fit, and still extremely accessible.
The signature piece of the debut line is a trim fitting suit, but we're partial to their first ever pair of
jeans (a raw, dark, dressy denim) and the just-above-the-knee shorts/bathing suit hybrid. There are also
sweaters, pants, cardigans and typical men's finery. Filling out the line are boxer shorts made out of dress
shirt material and a t-shirt that sits precariously in between crewneck and v-neck.
It just can't commit.