KP MacLane, the eponymous clothing brand founded by husband and wife team Jared and Katherine MacLane, has threaded the design needle by creating clean, modern, and timeless menswear pieces that also stand the test of time. The overriding theme of KP MacLane’s house style is clean preppy; classic as simple.
OTC reviewed the brands’ Signature Men’s Polo and classically inspired Crewneck Sweater. Thankfully logo free and impeccably manufactured, both were instant favorites – for the style as well as the fit. The garments are tailored around a trim model, but not skinny. The resulting effect is a comfortable fit allowing for movement without an excess of fabric at the waist or around the arms.
The men’s polo shirt is crafted in New York of French cotton and modal jersey. The fabric, with a hint of stretch, is created and custom dyed in France. The polo shirt has a modern fit, self-collar, and a two-button placket. We love the classic style; it’s unique and speaks to ’30s icons without being at all kitschy.
KP MacLane’s crewneck sweater is an instant classic too. The super soft heathered sweater is made from 100% ultra-soft pima cotton. The design deftly combines the versatility and details of a classic sweatshirt with the feel, sophistication, and finish of a luxurious sweater.
If you happen to be a reader of Monocle magazine, you’ll already know that the style editors are big fans of this particular style of comfy sweater-as-sweatshirt. It’s an excellent layering piece for Spring; densely woven with a little weight to it, yet still light and breathable. It’s just right for cutting the evening’s chill or fending off the AC on your transatlantic flight.
As an added bonus, every KP MacLane product comes in its own linen sack embroidered with the brand’s parrot logo. It’s more than a gesture, the bag is sturdy and meant to be used, and it is…by Mrs. OTC.