The Modern Otter | Adsum #sandlot #mensstyle #style
The Modern Otter | Adsum #sandlot #mensstyle #style

The Sandlot is one of my favorite childhood movies. 

I was 6 years old and those boys were me. Their stories, their adventures, their fears, were mine.

I actually did a “video book report” in grade school about The Sandlot. My brother pretended to be a news reporter and I played the entire group of boys, answering questions I made up for myself. 

I chewed bubble gum, turned my hat backwards and delivered my best,

“You’re killing me Smalls!”

I went through my closet and pulled looks for each one of them… Early signs I was destined to follow theatre and design.

The Modern Otter | Adsum #sandlot #mensstyle #style
The Modern Otter | Adsum #sandlot #mensstyle #style
The Modern Otter | Adsum #sandlot #mensstyle #style

That movie was set in the early 1960’s, but kid’s fashion apparently hadn’t changed much in 20+ years. Tall socks, shorts, striped tee’s and baseball caps were still the thing when I was young! And they still are today! Classics are classics!

I mean, a bit more tailored and a bit more refined, but the ideas are still there.

This henley button down is from Adsum, a NY based brand that mix men’s staples with technical fabrics. Their style is somewhere in between the Northeast wilderness and New York City streets. I see this henley as an update to a baseball shirt. Thick enough to wear as a layering piece, but thin enough to wear all Summer long.


What are your thoughts on the look? Is it time to reclaim the sandlot?


Adsum henley button down / Frank + Oak shorts and hat / agnès b. striped shirt (similar) / Uniqlo socks / Saucony shoes

StyleAaron Wester