A lot has changed for Shinya Hasegawa since he founded Battenwear with his wife Carrie in 2011. The couple now has two young children and have swapped their New York City digs for a more laid-back residence in Topanga Canyon. The brand’s line of understated, vintage-inspired garments has expanded since its summer 2012 debut, but the vibe is the same: familiar silhouettes, updated fits, functional details. It’s a pairing of Hasegawa’s love of the outdoors with the training he received working at Woolrich Woolen Mills with Daiki Suzuki and Mark McNairy.
Hasegawa’s move West has been beneficial in many ways. Though the Marc Andreini surfboard in the brand’s NYC office is getting less use, Hasegawa is now just a 20-minute drive from Malibu’s iconic breaks. His new residence has also informed some of the brand’s fall designs, including the 5 Pocket Canyon Shirt. While this boxy overshirt is designed for coastal weather where mornings and evenings are cool and breezy, it makes the perfect light layer for fall weather across the country. Available in plaid flannel or solid-colored corduroy, the shirt features two chest pockets, two waist pockets and a small fifth pocket inside the right waist pocket (sized for credit cards or cash).
Made in America, the shirt retails for $220 (corduroy) and $230 (flannel) and is available in sizes XX-Small to XX-Large. And, like all of Battenwear’s garments you can expect the best fabrics and most obsessed-over details — and those alone are worth the price.
5 Pocket Canyon Shirt (Green and Yellow) by Battenwear $230
5 Pocket Canyon Shirt (Red and White) by Battenwear $230
5 Pocket Canyon Shirt (Russet) by Battenwear $220
5 Pocket Canyon Shirt (Charcoal) by Battenwear $220
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