Vintage GANT Chambray Popover

Just picked up this interesting 1970s GANT chambray popover from Zach at Newton Street Vintage. A slightly odd mix of 60s style S/S pullover shirt and chambray work shirt, but nevertheless one that looks like it works. 1970s GANT collars were usually great, and this one has the requisite third collar button and locker loop.

No makers label remaining but the RN number shows it’s a product of the Palm Beach Company, GANT’s 70s parent. I’m sure Gant Archives would have loved to get hold of this one with its beardy workwear undertones…

One to put away for summer 2012, but you gotta buy it when you see it with this stuff!

Newton Street Vintage can be found here and is highly recommended.


  1. This shirt arrived yesterday. Wonderful condition. Fits perfectly too. Wider chest than I’d wear for a full placket shirt but necessary for a pullover otherwise you can’t get off again. The collar roll is truly outstanding and unlike poly cotton poplin which I find unwearable, this mix is not noticeable in the least as a chambray.

  2. What ever happened to the original Brooks button down…more collar roll, lower first front button and pocket optional? Does any one make anything similar?

    1. Sadly, no more Bill. Some of the US made must iron shirts are really well made, but collars are lined and collar points slightly shorter. I just picked up a deadstock unlined collar BB OCBD, and the roll of the collar is something else.
      Although I’ve yet to try them myself (I need a slimmer shirt) the examples of Mercer & Sons shirts that I’ve seen are really up there with vintage BB and J Press for quality and details.

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