It's just not patriotic to wear anything other than red, white, and blue come July 4 — but then, it's also often not very stylish to do so either. It's dang hard to create a piece of Independence Day flair that actually has a sharp sartorial edge, but, somehow, Read's Clothing Project has managed to pull it off with a limited-edition collection of three shirts that display a natty love of country. Spartan in details but ostentatious in fabric choice (kinda like America itself) these babies were born when founder Read Wall came across a great red, white, and blue gingham, a holiday-appropriate madras, and an amazing Old-Glory-inspired print, and decided to give our nation a cute little birthday present. Scoop 'em up at the R.C.P. online store — but hurry, you've got very little time before the fireworks start. Oh, and they're made in the U.S.A. — of course.
Read's Clothing Project America Shirts, $165, available at Read Clothing Project.