This season, I’ve enjoyed the ultra-affordable creations of New York graffiti artist turned fashion designer Marc Ecko. His range of men’s clothing is geared toward the city slick, young (or young at heart) urban man. I’ve been particularly impressed with the detailing of Marc Ecko’s shirt collection. Cuff and hem embroideries, centre front twill tape features, interesting patterns, funky collar linings and diagonally-striped piping make for an avant-guard and smart casual button-down shirt option. Fits are regular (not too slim) and prices are between $39 and $69. They’re not quite Hugo Boss quality, but then you’re not paying $175 for a shirt. Marc Ecko shirts have made those by  Banana Republic, Calvin Klein and Kenneth Cole look boring. I can’t wait to see what he’s got in store for our lads this Autumn.

Marc Ecko Cut & Sew Inverted Pleat Woven ShirtMarc Ecko Cut & Sew Plaid Skull Appliqué Shirt

Marc Ecko Cut & Sew Solid Poplin Pleat ShirtMarc Ecko Due Sneaker

Marc Ecko shirts are better in the flesh because the pictures don’t do the detailing justice, so be sure to have a look at his range the next time you’re in Macy’s.