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Why These Denim Shirts Are Instant Collector’s Items

Designed by Raf Simons.

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In August 2016, legendary Belgian designer Raf Simons was appointed chief creative officer of Calvin Klein. Simons oversaw creative strategy over all aspects of design, marketing and communications for the brand — and infused his distinct design language into the brand’s luxury 205W39NYC collection. His first collection with the brand debuted for the fall 2017 season, but by December 2018, Simons and Calvin Klein parted ways (nine months before his contract would have expired).

Simons-designed menswear pieces are already very collectible on the secondhand market. Garments from his eponymous brand and tenure at Dior sell for premium prices on sites like Grailed. So if you’re looking to invest in something from Simons’s time at Calvin Klein, now would be a good time.

Case in point: today at Nordstrom, you can save 50 percent on two denim shirts from the Raf Simons-designed Calvin Klein 205W39NYC collection. Simons’s short tenure at the brand makes these wardrobe staples instant collector’s items. They’re still expensive, but they’ll hold their value over time — hard to say that about many other pieces of clothing.

Buy Now: $990 $495 (Denim Shirt) Buy Now: $590 $295 (Western Shirt)

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