Anila Quayyum Agha: “Intersections” Installation

Monday, October 12, 2015

During her childhood, Anila Quayyum Agha was raised within a culture that excluded women from attending the mosque. Relinquished to her home to pray, she was confounded as she began to realize that the mosque served as much more than a hub for prayer, but for a sense of community and creativity that nonetheless excluded her.

It’s only fitting that she became a prominent and award-winning contemporary artist, whose “Intersections” installation is currently on view at the Rice University Installation Gallery.


Specifically reflecting on the exclusion she experienced during her childhood, the installation is inspired by the dense geometries, ornamentations and patterns of Islamic sacred spaces. As Agha explains, the process of creating the work itself helped her to discover “the complex expressions of both wonder and exclusion that have been my experience while growing up.”


There is a palpable emptiness about the installation—especially as Agha relies almost exclusively on light and cast shadow to create a sense of space in the gallery from a single structure that is itself comprised of more negative space than material.

Ahga’s installation will be on view at the Rice University Installation Gallery until Dec 6th. Let us know what you think if you swing by.

Rice University Installation Gallery Hours:
11A–5P on Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat
11A–7P on Thursday
Noon–5P on Sunday

*All images courtesy of the Rice University Installation Gallery.

Esquire’s FW15 Big Black Book: Built By Contrast

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Dubbed the “style manual for successful men,” Esquire’s bi-annual Big Black Book contains extensive editorials, photo essays and buying guides to help you build a comprehensive, yet cohesive wardrobe. It’s always a pleasure for our shirts to be featured, and this year, we’re thrilled to find our new Cotton Cashmere Tattersall shirt front and center on the cover.


In fact, you can get an even better glimpse of this shirt in a two-page interior spread version of the same image, which leads into a wonderful feature on putting together the right layered looks for fall.

And as if that’s not enough, Esquire also included one of our classic dress shirts as the foundation of a great navy ensemble.

Take a look below for a sneak peek into this season’s Big Black Book, and be sure to pick up a copy to see these and many other features.

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Details Discusses the Foundation & Fundamentals of Knitwear

Monday, October 5, 2015

It’ll be sweater weather before we know it—and Details magazine put together a quick guide to choose the right knitwear this season. While they suggest that crewnecks are only the beginning, we’re particularly pleased to see that they included our white oxford shirt as a foundation for a full-zip sweater.

Shop the look and be sure to pick up a copy of Details for the full feature.


Press: GQ Reimagines Business Casual

Thursday, September 3, 2015

For their September issue, GQ examines the oxymoron that is “business casual”—outlining new guidelines to break some rules without sacrificing your style. We’re thrilled to see actor Nat Wolff sporting our bold stripe dress shirt to walk the precarious balance between stiff collars and rolled-up sleeves.

Grab a copy to check out all of GQ’s tips and tricks to look your best, and shop our new collection to get started.


New Seasonal Fabrics, Flavors & Overall Good Taste

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

We all know it—Houston’s huge and hard to navigate. So we’re bringing our new season of shirts to you. Join us for lunch at Underbelly on Thursday, Sept. 17th from 11A-3P for an exclusive opportunity to explore our entire fall collection. And if you purchase a shirt, your lunch is our treat.


In addition to taking a first look at our new shirts, come savor the seasonal offerings from James Beard Award-winning chef Chris Shepherd, whose ever-changing menu celebrates Houston’s unique food culture.


Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP to or give us a call at 713.264.8800. We hope to see you there.

Houston Roots Run Deep: The Houstorian Dictionary

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Houston gets a bad rap, but it’s an incredible hub for culture, industry, and opportunity—and according to some, it always has been. In fact, we just picked up The Houstorian Dictionary, which seeks to catalogue and celebrate “the innovators, artists, heroes, hucksters, scientists, philanthropists, performers, politicians, and tinkerers” who have made Houston what it is today.


Written by author and fifth-generation Houstonian, James Glassman, The Houstorian Dictionary strives to address what he calls “Houston’s history problem.” And no—it’s not a matter of bad PR; it’s the realization that we have a lousy record of documenting the events and thinkers that make our city unique.

Be sure to take a minute to flip through our copy the next time you visit our Houston workshop. You can also find The Houstorian Dictionary online to have your own insider’s guide to our city’s unique heritage. Either way, keep a keen eye out for their entry on Hamilton Shirts.


Press: Complex Aug/Sept ’15

Friday, August 28, 2015

In their latest issue, Complex discusses the importance of having at least one well-tailored suit—even if you’re casual by nature. Naturally, we couldn’t agree more. There’s just something about a suit that fits just right, and it never hurts to have a go-to outfit for special occasions (no matter how few and far between).


While a proper-fitting suit may be a cornerstone of your wardrobe, it’s only as complimentary as the shirt you wear underneath. And as Complex notes, it’s hard to beat our classic white dress shirt. With the right tie, jacket and pocket square, you could even call it a blank canvas to ground your unique sense of style.

Be sure to pick up a copy of this month’s Complex. In the meantime, be sure to visit us in our Houston workshop to build your signature look, whether you’re in need of custom-tailored shirts, suits or both.

Hamilton Recommends: Honeymoon Café

Monday, August 17, 2015

One of to most common criticisms we hear about Houston is that it lacks a strong café culture where you can relax, sip a cappuccino, enjoy a salad and people-watch. On the whole, there might be something to it, but really, you just have to know where to look.


Surprisingly enough, we have found ourselves going downtown to what has become one of our favorite cafés in the city. Having only opened in the spring of last year, Honeymoon Café has already become a central spot downtown for quality coffee, homemade pastries and full-on meal service for both lunch and dinner. And even if you’re not nearby, it’s well worth the trip.

Honeymoon Café is literally a cornerstone of the 300 block of Main St, which has led a rejuvenation of downtown’s culinary and cultural landscape in recent years. In fact, Honeymoon was founded with the mission to build more of a community downtown, where people have a place to eat, drink, meet, work, linger, or – you know – people-watch.


In short, it’s working. With a coffee menu developed by the roasters and baristas behind Boomtown Coffee in The Heights, and a food menu featuring homemade pastries, sandwiches, salads, soups, charcuterie and cheese plates, custom cocktails and desserts, Honeymoon is pointing downtown in a great direction.

The next time you’re nearby, be sure to stop in. Take a look at their website for their menus, hours and location—and let us know what you think.

(Images courtesy of NotablyElle. See more from her site via Twitter & Instagram)

Press: Esquire Aug ’15

Thursday, August 13, 2015

The August issue of Esquire includes a multi-part piece on “How to Dress American Now.” Essentially, the feature takes some of the classic looks that we all know and love (…or don’t…), and offers different tips and insights to create a more updated take on these wardrobe stables.

We’re thrilled to have our classic cotton oxford shirt featured right out of the gates—and while they have us down to help the Recovering Preppy, our oxfords are suited to a wide range of styles and aesthetics regardless of where you fall.

Take a look below but be sure to pick up this month’s Esquire for the full feature!


Outfitting Kevin Systrom – Founder of Instagram

Sunday, August 9, 2015

We are thrilled to see that Kevin Systrom – the founder of Instagram – just got a wonderful style profile in The Wall Street Journal. Not only are we huge fans of his work, but are proud to outfit him with custom Hamilton Shirts to match his unique aesthetic–and as always, we’re glad to have made the cut.

Take a look at the full feature online or by picking up this month’s printed edition.