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Five minutes with Anthony Pitt, the man behind Academy Brand

Academy Brand

Hi Academy Brand! We love your SS15 collection.  What was the inspiration behind it?

The inspiration behind our SS15 collection was a laid-back summer vibe.

Describe the Academy Brand guy.

The Academy guy is easy going and relaxed, with an understated confidence. He is a go-getter that likes looking good without trying too hard.

What are some trends we'll be seeing this spring summer season?

Summer Prints - from shirting to shorts, we have designed easy to wear classics made with summer printed fabrics.

Tailored Chinos Shorts - a staple for anyone’s wardrobe, the tailored chino short is ideal for any occasion.

Nautical Swimwear - our nautical inspired swimwear is designed in stripes and prints that are perfect for the summer months ahead.

What are your summer essentials?

The Stealth Short is a summer classic. Available in an array of colours, these shorts will be a wardrobe staple for any guy.

The Utah SS Shirt. With a yardage print and a button down front, the shirt will take you from day to night.

The Fader Distress Tee – Ideal for the warmer months, the Fader Distress Tee can be worn with shorts or chinos.

What are your top 5 picks from the SS15 collection?

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    Santiago Chino Short

    Made from durable cotton twill, these garment dyed shorts from The Academy Brand are a perennially stylish warm weather choice.

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    Prescott Trunk

    The Prescott Trunk by The Academy Brand is a summer essential. The shorts will take you from the beach to the bar.

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    Dapper Shirt

    The Dapper Shirt by The Academy Brand is versatile and great any occasion. Featuring a stylish yardage print, it is tailored for a regular fit.

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    Skinny Stretch Chino

    The Skinny Stretch Chino is a seasonal favourite. Featuring a tailored skinny-leg, this chino is designed with The Academy Brand's trademark stretch cotton fabric to deliver on comfort and style.

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    Mariner Tee

    The Mariner Tee by The Academy Brand is a lightweight and stylish warm weather essential, cut from pure cotton and featuring a classic striped design.

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