Frank and Oak is an excellent menswear brand that we wrote about a few weeks back. For those who may have missed it, the brand started as an online retailer selling mens clothing and accessories, and while their mission has remained the same, the brand’s execution has continuously expanded and improved over time. They are a vertically integrated company, allowing them to stay clear of the clothing industry’s markups and middlemen. The end result is a company that delivers great products and very solid prices. Based out of Montreal, they have expanded into a number of physical locations over the past few years. With stores now in Montreal (2), Toronto (2), Vancouver, Edmonton, Ottowa and Calgary, they have Canada covered. And if you’re based in the U.S., never fear, as Frank & Oak has locations in three major cities: Boston, DC and Chicago. I was lucky enough to try out some gear from Frank & Oak’s recent Collections and left more excited about the brand than I thought I could be.
Pretty much every month, Frank & Oak puts out a seasonal collection and they are always extremely unique. A few weeks back, we looked at their March collection, which was done in collaboration with a Vancouver-based chef, Clement Chan. There are a number of standouts from that collection, however the quality of the brand extends far further than one collection. I’ve put together a list of some other items that I am really enjoying from the February collection and otherwise.
From the February Collection: Water Resistant Short Coastal Jacket in Camel
I’ve been meaning to get a camel coat for a while, as it has officially become a thing and I have sadly been late to the bandwagon. I ultimately settled on this coat from Frank and Oak because it looked to be a good middle ground item that could be worn casually or more dressed up, depending on the scenario. And I could not be happier with the result. The coat is lightweight but still retains warmth, and it looks and fits quite well. The model looked sort of sad wearing it on the website… but I have had no such reaction since putting it on. I’ve worn the coat to work, to wander and to restaurants, and it feels great in all scenarios.
From the February Collection: Linen Blend Windowpane Shirt in Navy
This is simply an attractive shirt. The design is subtle but awesome, and the fabric is quite comfortable. Not much to say here besides just it’s a good shirt and if you like the design, you should get it.
Other: Odessa Chambray Shirt in Blue
This is another very solid shirt from Frank & Oak. I love the chambray styling, and with flecks of other color, it wears as more than your typical blue button down. The fit is trim but not too form-fitting, making it wearable in almost all scenarios.
Other: Jasper Oxford Shirt in White
And yes, another shirt…. I had been looking for the right white oxford for a long time and this is definitely the answer. It fits very similarly to the previous shirt, which is a compliment. The cotton fabric is comfortable and not too stiff, and just overall it is a shirt that I am quite glad to have in my wardrobe.
With a few button downs, a jacket and some other items under my belt from Frank and Oak, it is safe to say that the brand has been excellent in all of my experiences. I will certainly continue to check out their new monthly releases to see what they are up to.