There was a time when the Grateful Dead coming to town meant jumping through hoops for tickets, just to hear six hours of insipid noodling, or alternately using their arrival as a reminder to go buy a CD, to better listen to songs. Offering a similar choice, with fashion, Sergio Davila.
Stopping in at Sui Generis for a meet 'n' greet this weekend to promote his spring/summer line of runway-ready haute-ness, NY-based Davila's also quietly offering the chance to score his more-restrained/still-rad "Online Collection" of shirts...online! This way-more-approachable drop starts with slim-cut shortsleeve one-pocket buttondowns in 100% Peruvian cotton, with sweet placket action that conceals all buttons save a close-together pair at the ribs, plus one at the navel; they come in nine different patterns, from a dark blue/red "Monarch" check, to white/red windowpanes, to thin "wine" and "bone" stripes, which switch to "hungover" and "awkward" the next morning. Next up, slim-fit, comfy cotton polos in red, white, and blue, all with sweet contrast piping on the shoulders/collar/sides, mid-bicep sleeves, and SD's mini heart-swathed-in-ribbon logo that lies directly over yours, unless you've been tragically Kali-Ma'd.
Rounding out Online's a selection of plain, ultrasoft Pima-cotton tees in black, blue, white, and light blue. Of course, you can also hit Sui Gen this Sat to peep Davila's edgier SS09 main line, which includes dressy white blazers, knitwear with lapels, and gauzy see-through sweaters, which run the risk of getting you bad-touched by Uncle John's Hand.