Spring’s new sneakers are better suited for the runway than a run, making it official: Basics have gotten snobby.
Nix the pretension with Made in Lieu, a practical, no-frills (literally) NYC-based pullover company conceived by twentysomething bros Eric Markfield and Zach Nadler (a Web developer and a physicist, respectively).
The tough, unadulterated long-sleeved shirts are made to last the daily grind — for an entire week (don’t even pretend like that’s smelly and not awesome). And the comfortable throw-ons work for girls and guys alike.
Choose from two durable shades of denim and two plaid flannels (all free of obnoxious branding). Roll up the sleeves on warm days or let it act as a light jacket for nights on the beach.
Most humble of all: Each garment is made from reclaimed factory leftovers — and can be yours for just twenty bucks.
Which should leave you feeling pretty smug.
Available at madeinlieu.com.
Photo: Courtesy of Made in Lieu