Hart Schaffner Marx just received a much-needed jolt of energy. The American tailored clothing brand, which turns 130 next year, enlisted designer David Hart to create a capsule collection appropriately named Hart by Hart, which is all made in the Hart Schaffner Marx factory in Chicago.


Hart drew from Slim Aarons photographs of exotic locales including the Maldives, Provence and Corsica.


Models stood on platforms covered in pool tiles wearing mostly separates including double- and single-breasted linen jackets styled with flat-front shorts and trousers or window pane and check suits. Palm-printed bottoms and a bold color palette — royal blue, sherbet orange and coral — lent some variation to the assortment.


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