Maybe it was backstage just before a band concert, as parents began to shuffle into the auditorium, when you came face to face with the the kids from jazz band. Maybe you traded a few words, soaking up as much of their older-kid-coolness as possible and praying that you could stall for just a minute longer before the concert began and wiped away all traces of your serendipitous encounter. Maybe you had just enough time to notice, before the lights dimmed and you shuffled out to take your place on stage, that one of the jazz band guys was wearing a white shirt and black tie, like you were all supposed to, except his tie had guitars on it. This subtle, irreverent mark of coolness separated you from him, the boys from the men, the concert band from the jazz band. Well, friends, this shirt from The Sock Hop is the grown-up version of that tie. Stick with us here: in all its whimsical glory, replete with a tiny army of ducks, on the surface this shirt is kinda following the rules– collar, buttons, a perfect custom fit, etcetera. But it follows the letter and not the spirit of the law (if, indeed, somber button-downs are mandated by some sort of law). Look again and you’ll see that it’s the perfect expression of not taking oneself too seriously, but looking damn enviable while doing so. So you can finally take your place, rightfully, as one of the cool kids, like a long-delayed coming of age gratification. Welcome to jazz band, kid. Get yours custom-made here.