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Armani Exchange aka A|X— the brand first came onto my radar as a young teenager in the early 2000s when I walked the marbled hallways of Phipps Plaza (a luxury mall in Atlanta) one day. With it’s chandeliers, dogs in strollers, mahogany walls, and indoor exotic cars (Bentleys, Astons, and Lotus’s) I figured any store in this mall had to be great in its own way. But overtime I came to view A|X as just a line of logo t-shirts…. so I didn’t really care for it and stopped noticing their clothes.

When Mainline Menswear presented their new Armani Exchange collection to us last month, I was pleasantly surprised. While A|X certainly still has its fair share of logoed tees, they also have some great polos, shorts, and sweaters (aka jumpers). The shorts are especially nice— the length is perfect and I sorta view them as luxury loungewear. Instead of the usual Nike or Champion branded shorts you might find yourself sporting for that Saturday pick up game of basketball, you could easily wear these. They’re comfortable and have a luxurious enough sheen to be dressed up if needed. Just add a polo, some nice sneakers, and you’d be ready to go to brunch. Don’t forget to refresh the shorts though… gotta stay fresh (the Febreeze unstoppable collection is the truth btw).

Shop the Armani Exchange collection here.


Easily go from a light workout at the gym to lunch with your girlfriend in these. 

All Navy: Knitted Crew Neck Jumper; Short Sleeved Pique Polo T Shirt; Track Shorts