Considering the bloody fallout of Biggie and Tupac's East Coast/West Coast clash, fans can only lament, "If only they'd channeled their energies into designing a Seabass grey fleece track jacket". Learning from this tragedy: Trovata's summer line, now at Uniform
Started by four college friends, this Cali-based line merges West Coast casual with East Coast prep, giving you the laid-back sophistication of a surfer who graduated high school. Tops include the Valdir (yellow iha floral patterned longsleeve), the Luis (a navy striped, button-top cashmere henley), and the Domenico: a short-sleeve woven button-down in a green "wallpaper" print, useful for stalking like a jungle cat through living rooms in Newton. For your lower half, they've got Topo twill pants in khaki, and their smaller cousin, the olive Fama cotton short, whose floral-pattern interior is destined to please everyone who happens to peep under your toilet stall
This Friday, Uniform's declaring a summer sale on this and almost everything in their collection -- though after bloody battles over choice garments you'll lament how many mo' problems you have from saving mo' money.