Brand Collaborations Men's Fashion

Ian Marko + The Summer Look

I’m no stranger to trends and my style reflects that. I’ve always had the hardest time sticking to just one thing. My style changes from season to season. In the winter I tend to be more avant garde with my style, lots of layers and lots of black! In the summer however, it’s completely different. In Arkansas it gets HOT. Not only does it get hot, it gets humid. It basically feels as though you’re swimming every time you go outside. Needless to say, my style has to be light and cool – because I sweat, is that too much info? Haha.

If you’ve been on a college campus within the past five years the frat style is everywhere. I’m not much into that, mainly because I don’t care to have a huge mountain or fish on the back of my shirt, I don’t like sunglass straps, and I actually use my chaco’s for hiking purposes. With that being said, this spring I was determined to find a company that gave me the frat comfort mixed with something a bit more classic. 

Ladies and Gentlemen, Ian Marko. I found these guys on instagram and started following their work. Based in North Carolina, Ian Anderson and Marko Peros founded this classic American made company. Recently, I took part in their “in-home” try on they have available through their website. I selected some items, they sent them, I tried them on and kept what I wanted and sent back what I didn’t (which was nothing, lol). Below is how it all played out…

I selected the items that I wanted on their website, used the try on code and they were sent straight to my doorstep! 

I chose two of their classic Bova Tee’s, the Classic White and Emerald Green. I also added a Dusk Orange Pique Polo. I’m super particular about the fabric and feel of my polo’s so I was anxious to see the type of fabric they used. 

After receiving my shipment, I called my buddy Shane Gray and our friend Luke to go out and shoot some images! My first try on was the Dusk Orange Pique Polo. This 100% American Made polo fit and felt amazing. It was light and felt good. Most polos I own are either Jersey Knit, or they have this weird heavy texture that again, makes me sweat! Ya’ll it’s HOT in Arkansas!

Next I went for the Emerald Green Bova Tee. Let me give you a little insight about frat wear most of the tee’s produced are garment dyed or direct dyed tee’s. They are made with cheap ringspun cotton with little attention to detail. Ian Marko could not be further from that. This 100% Cotton Tee is feels good and fits well, it almost feels like it has a bit of structure to it. Not like something you will wash once and it’s ruined. It felt and looked nice too.  

Check these guys out and follow their instagram for upcoming products! These are ones to watch!

Images by SHANE GRAY > TWITTER > INSTAGRAM

Special Thanks to IAN MARKO & LUKE MORRIS 

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