Back to the Flannel – A GQ for Gap Collaboration


I was absolutely honoured to be a part of the GQ for GAP collaboration launch here in Dubai and was lucky enough to walk away with a few pieces from the collections.

Two collections that caught my attention from the collaboration were from M.Nii and Brooklyn Tailors. Everything about the patterns, materials and cuts used in every piece was impeccable. It was all simple and clean. Nothing over the top or too “in your face” so to speak.

Here’s a little background to both labels:

The original M.Nii was a Hawaiian tailor shop known for creating custom surf shorts for locals and surf enthusiasts in the early 1950’s. It’s this rich history that designer John Moore draws on when designing his retro-inspired collection. M.Nii’s legacy lives on in his striped t-shirts, washed flannels, broken-in chinos and, of course, perfect tailored surf shorts.

Brooklyn Tailors, the second of the labels mentioned above, is grounded in classic suiting, setting itself apart with high-end fabrics. Bold plaid shirts, patterned ties, and eye-popping outerwear compliment the modern menswear essentials, creating a unique look that’s office appropriate but plenty cool.

So when the guys from Gap gave me the chance to go through the collection a day before it hit the stores, I spent a solid hour going through M.Nii and Brooklyn Tailors’ pieces. Choosing wisely.
Unfortunately, I was unable to make the collection launch in-store where I would’ve rocked my outfits, however, I did manage to snap a few street style inspired photos to compensate for my absence.








Here I’m wearing:

Gap + GQ – M.Nii – Flannel Shirt (AED236.83 BUY)

GAP + GQ – Brooklyn Tailors – Selvedge Khaki Chinos (AED315.84 BUY)

Basic White Tee

Nike FlyKnit Racer (article)

Head to either the Dubai Mall or Mall of the Emirates GAP store to see these amazing collections.

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Founder of SMF. Elias spends most of his time travelling the world, attempting to become the first Lebanese surfer and rocking the white pant + double breasted blazer combo. He currently resides in Dubai, UAE, and has made it his mission to become best buddies with the Sheikh.