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Our Busby Story

"There's a certain buzz in the air when spring rolls around every year, that electricity of spring has us smiling as we start peeling our layers of coats and hats away for the more breezy and airy ensembles we've been waiting all winter for. Busby is a family name with English origins, and connotes both properness and ease. Like its name sake, the Busby shirt is just as versatile. Wear it with a pair of cut off jean shorts, or wear it with a pair of crisp white cigarette pants, it's ready for any occasion." - Lizzie Garrett Mettler, Tomboy Style

Lizzie featured Tradlands on her beautifully curated blog, Tomboy Style, back in March of 2013, just weeks after our website launched. Through an interview with her, we realized we have a lot in common. She mentioned that she has been wanting a great high-quality oxford popover - something she has been unable to find for years. So we decided to make one together.

What makes this collaboration so great? We both appreciate and understand the tomboy ethos. It's a mutual genuineness that made it easy to work together. Also, we both value clothing that is classic and well-crafted. Our shirts fit the style and quality the Tomboy Style reader looks for.

In Lizzie's words: "There are so many brands out there that are chasing trends and trying to portray an authenticity that just isn't there, Tradlands is one of the few labels where in an instant you know that they believe in their product. Part of that is because they're small, but part of that is because they are incredibly thoughtful. Every aspect of their design is considered, from the fabrics to the buttons."

Excuse us while we pinch ourselves.

What will your Busby story be?