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Edited by on May 11 2012 at 6:55 PM

The Burkman Bros are the some of the greatest tourists on the planet. For each new collection, brothers Ben and Doug Burkman road trip or travel to a new destination for inspiration. They’ve gone to Iceland, traversed America, and so many other locales. They also had a big move recently, into the CFDA Incubator! So last night at the launch of their collaboration with Urban Outfitters (nothing over $59!), after I perused the hot models wearing the The Tourist collection, I asked brothers Burkman about their packing skills.


Meet the brothers: Doug on the left and Ben on the right. (and honorary Burkman Sister, NYC artist Serra who tricked out the walls of their Incubator).

So how has the move been treating you?
Ben: The move to our new CFDA Incubator space was actually the best thing! It’s been inspiring, refreshing and has renewed our sense of well-being around the office!
(not-so-side-note: The Bros just won $10,000 for presenting the best business pitch to a group of real investors as part of the CFDA Incubator program!)

Speaking of making moves, what will you definitely be packing when you take off for your next summer trip?
Doug: Kiehl’s SPF, Gurkee’s sandals and Burkman Bros tank tops.
Ben: For a beach destination, really light really simple. Shorts, tank tops, some really great sandals, a hat, sunglasses, and my iPhone with all my camera apps to take lots of pictures.

If you’re hitting any festivals this summer, what can we catch you wearing there?
Ben: Like Burning Man? No, that’s a whole other story. For a Coachella-like festival, I’d wear our Burkman Bros white shorts with the engineered jacquard print and mix it up with a vintage tee shirt and a cool pair of sneakers with bracelets and necklaces.
Doug: Adidas shoes and shorts. Shirtless.
Ben: He likes to take his shirt off when he’s out and about at parties.

So speaking of guys we’d like to see without their shirts, check the models smizing at the Urban Outfitters at 43rd and 5th, in the  Burkman Bros Tourist Collection.

Story by Jessica Lapidos

I impart my daily love of light layering, thick-as-thieves platforms and undiscovered fashionable gems. I love to turn a phrase, and in truth I'm a designer at werq.