Gant menswear designer, Michael Bastian, shares his love for traditional American style through vintage inspired clothing and glasses designs.
The Gant brand, which was first launched in 1949 by Bernard Gant, started its name by focusing on designing the ultimate ‘preppy’ uniform, specifically button-down shirts made from classic sportswear fabric, which quickly became the staple on Ivy League campuses. Gant has since expanded its label to not only include glasses, but footware, fragrance and homeware as well.
Similar to the well-tailored designs of the Gant clothing line, Michael Bastian’s glasses feature classic shapes and clean lines. Gant glasses offer a variety of traditional metal full-frame and semi-rimless designs, as well as sportier styles made from acetate such as these ultra-preppy round frames that feature a keyhole nosebridge.
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When asked to describe menswear right now, hypebeast.com quotes Bastian: “Right now, we’re just beginning to see young guys playing around with the idea of dressing up more and I think this is going to continue. To these guys who have never been forced to wear a suit, suddenly it’s cool to wear one every now and then and shake things up. It’s great seeing young guys play around and express themselves more this way.”