Comfort + Cool: The Print Popover
Introducing the Print Popover, a fitted casual shirt for the adventurous in life and style. It has short sleeves, a banded collar, quarter placket, and coconut shell buttons. It’s breezy for the end of summer, yet ideal for layering under a shirt or blazer in the cooler months. Available in eight hand-blocked or screen-printed patterns, and in our 12 signature sizes.
Merging East Coast Prep and South Asian Custom
The popover made its debut in the US during the 1960s, and was quickly adopted by East Coast Ivy Leaguers as an alternative to the sporty polo. We took the all-American look and melded it with elements of the kurta, a garment popular in South Asia that we naturally gravitated toward during our travels in India. The banded collar and cambric cotton fabric mean less maintenance and easy travel, while the unique patterns pique the curiosity of both friends and strangers.
How It’s Made
It begins with fabric sourced from Jaipur, India. Unique patterns reminiscent of ancient fossils and petrified flowers are hand-printed onto yards of cambric cotton using wooden blocks or custom screens. The special dye used requires different care (i.e. Hand wash only. See our Print Popover Care Instructions).
Next, patterns are drawn based on the Hugh & Crye sizes and then cut from the fabric at a facility in Delhi, India. The Popovers are sewn (inside out) and Hugh & Crye labels attached with a “Date of Birth” on the inside before undergoing a final inspection.
How We Wear It
Simply pop it on and pull it off. Layer it on over a tee, wear it under a button down, or throw a casual blazer on top. Let the print speak for itself by pairing it with solid colored pants (denim, khakis, and chinos work well), or be daring and mix patterns.
The alleyways of Washington, DC, served as the perfect backdrop for our Print Popovers. Side streets, undiscovered dwellings, and intrepid travelers inspired the collection—hence why each Popover is named after a famous explorer.