Even though it's not a trending topic on Twitter (that's reserved for important things like oil spills and Justin Bieber's hair) sunwashed anything and everything is pretty scorching right now. Case in point - Gap's new sunwashed collection. I find it a little interesting that many of these items have been on sale for a while, but as soon as J. Crew starts referring to things as "sunwashed" or "sun-faded" it suddenly becomes time to keep up with the Joneses. Honestly, half of this stuff doesn't even look sunwashed though I can appreciate Gap's effort. If anything it's more of a casual summer basics collection i.e. the entirety of Gap's warm weather offerings since Patrick Robinson took over. This isn't a place to bitch and moan over semantics so I'll leave you with my favorite of the bunch. The madras plaid short sleeve button downs are impressive and, if you're the kinda guy who can't seem to sniff out some Gitman Vintage, a much needed alternative. Hell, if you cop one of these for under 40 bones and get it darted by your tailor you'd probably still be saving some bills.