Whenever Smith Optics collaborate with the Howler Bros., we expect stylish eyewear to come out of the partnership. And while this latest team-up does bear fruits on that end, our favorite of the collection has to be the Smith x Howler San Gabriel Shirt, a beach shirt that can comfortably adorn your body all throughout the summer.
A limited edition version of the outfit’s popular San Gabriel style, the shirt embraces the clean lines, waist-length cut, and relaxed fit that makes it a perfect garment for the warmer days of the year. And since you will likely end up wearing it around poolsides and beaches, there’s a microfiber patch at the hem, ensuring you can wipe down your sunglasses (or your phone) when they get wet without scratching the lenses.
The Smith x Howler San Gabriel Shirt is made from 65 percent cotton and 35 percent polyester dobby, making for a cool and lightweight garment that should become a rotation staple every time the mercury starts rising. It dispenses of the garish prints of traditional beach shirts for a more tasteful sunrise (or is it a sunset?) pattern set atop a dark gray background. A single buttoned flap pocket on the chest lets you keep valuables safe, while orange detailing on the same pocket gives the garment a subtle quirk. Features include custom metal buttons, a shirt tail hem, and a Howler Monkey icon tag at the side seam.
Available now, the Smith x Howler San Gabriel Shirt is priced at $69.