We offer contemporary and heritage brands that have a story to tell and do not shout but offer understated style. Learn more about the brands we stock and the story behind the clothes.
Edwin jeans are here and they mean business, these 60 odd year old Japanese Denim gods know a thing or two when it comes to making Denim. Everything this brand does is for the love of Denim wether it be their fabulously good fashion line which seems to get better and better every collection, complimenting each and every pair of jeans they make or the Denim itself, the attentiveness given to Edwin Jeans and Clothing is second to none. Even their name is Denim, literally. They used the letters D, E, N, I, M, reversing the M to create a W and bosh, mix them about and you have EDWIN.
Originally selling tinkered with american denim as there were no Japanese denim mills, Edwin hand crafted every single pair sold. Within time though japan began to manufacturer its own denim and have been the leaders of quality Denim since the early 50s. in 1961 Edwin Jeans sold its first pair of completely original Denim and in 1963 created the worlds heaviest ring-spun jean weighing in at 16oz featuring their signature Rainbow Selvage which is still found on many Edwin Jeans today.
Believe it or not Edwin invented the ‘Old Wash’, ‘Stone Wash’ and ‘New Vintage’ which replicated denim from the past. All things which we are accustom to these days when it comes to buying jeans!
SCOTCH & SODA
Scotch & Soda has been around since the ‘80s, but the Amsterdam-based fashion brand as we know it today originates in a brave new start in 2001, when three new owners joined forces and brought to the table their broad experience and shared love of making great apparel. After Scotch & Soda was re-launched in Spring Summer 2002, Scotch Shrunk was added in Spring Summer 2008. Our line for boys channels the grown up Scotch & Soda collection. Pretty soon Shrunk made waves no-one at Scotch had dared to dream of. This success was soon followed by the launch of a women’s collection: Maison Scotch entered the market with the Spring Summer 2010 collection, celebrating classic French style and adding a touch of tough street wear elements.
Frustrated by the limitations of art school and impatient to strike out alone, Oliver Spencer abandoned studenthood in favour of a stall at Portobello Market. And working that market stall ingrained Oli’s enduring love of garment and cloth — shop and shopkeeping.
Oliver Spencer the brand was founded in 2002. Having spent the previous decade creating and expanding formalwear brand Favourbrook, Oli wanted to create something new: a range of clothing with all the quality and craft of premium tailoring, but with a relaxed modern style. The philosophy? Quality needn’t mean formality; casual needn’t mean careless.
Alongside his distinctive design style, Oli is uncompromising in the standards he sets for production and provenance. That means the company seeks out the finest fabrics and yarns from artisanal British and Italian mills and makes every garment in only the best European factories and workshops. Around 40% of the collection is made in England.
Swiss national Edwin Faeh started to import a small range of Carhartt workwear in 1989 through his agency ‘All American Concept’, alongside a collection of other brands.
In 1994, a distribution network for Carhartt was set up in Europe (Work In Progress Textilhandels GmbH), introducing a selection of classic products from the original workwear collection.
Building on the roots from the American company, Carhartt WIP products are today manufactured and sold globally. Production is centred around a company-owned factory in Tunisia with the support of suppliers around the world.
Rooted in the quintessential ivy league uniform, B.D. baggies continues the east coast tradition of classic American style. A time when we truly lived in the shirts on our backs.
B.D. baggies is the button down to be worn in for wearing out.
Universal Works produce contemporary menswear.
The company began life in 2008 with David Keyte (UW co-founder, director, designer) working from his kitchen table with an aim to make real, honest clothing based on fit and good design, though never over designed.
Universal Works was inspired by David’s formative years growing up in a provincial midlands town in the seventies, part of a working class family that loved to dress well; seeing his Dad and Uncles in their work-wear and also when dressing for the weekend. Next, working as a sign-writers apprentice, whilst experiencing the development of eighties sporting and music subcultures. And finally a thirty-year span in the fashion industry. From Paul Smith to Maharishi he gained an education from and worked alongside some of the best in the industry.
With David’s life work reading like a description of the companies DNA, Universal Works is about the mixing of ideas; understanding heritage and context underpinned by contemporary needs and aesthetics.
Sandqvist was founded in Stockholm, Sweden in 2004 by Anton Sandqvist. Together, with his brother Daniel and their friend Sebastian, they are the soul behind the brand. The Nordic landscape with its forests, rivers and vast unpopulated areas as well as an urban city lifestyle have always been our main inspiration. Accordingly, the Sandqvist designs are uncomplicated, functional and beautiful, with clear Swedish heritage.
The family business has been producing quality clothing for eight generations. Over 200 years and eight generations of Glovers later, the company is still going strong, with every garment proudly made in England.
Monokel Eyewear is a unisex sunglass label based in Stockholm, Sweden. We design and produce handcrafted sunglasses in premium plant based acetate with lenses from Carl Zeiss Vision. Our brand philosophy stems from the mix of simplicity, functionalism and perfection in details in Nordic mid-century modernism, paired with an endless curiosity for the human mind and its need for creative expression
Jungmaven boasts a decidedly simple aesthetic. The line is designed and produced in Los Angeles.
A keen environmentalist and conservationist, Robert Jungmann, founder of Jungmaven, has been a leader in the hemp movement since the early 90’s
Jungmaven products are made with 55% hemp blended with organic cotton, giving the shirts a softer hand and a little more structure. The 100% hemp tees came out in 2012 and are Jungmann’s personal favourites. Jungmaven uses natural dyes such as coffee, black tea, indigo, walnut, pomegranate, onion peel, red wine and creosote. The company is always experimenting with new natural dyes. To cut back on waste, Jungmaven does not use hangtags and ships its products with no packaging or plastics.
Created in 1938 in Quimper, Armor Lux is today a brand being well-known for the originality of its clothes inspired by French maritime tradition and the values conveyed by the sea. Two collections, fall/winter and spring/summer, expand our iconic clothes. The inspiration of the collections echoes in Brittany and out of its coastline.
Tripl Stitched is a new men’s brand that is designed and manufactured in its own factory in London creating contemporary casual shirts using vintage machinery.
Driven by the desire to bring back premium shirt production to the UK, over the last 10 years we have sourced, shipped and restored shirt-making machines from around the world.
These machines are not as quick as their modern cousins but we believe the finished garments that they create have a character and finish that sets them apart from their peers.
The finest quality construction combined with prints developed with some of Britain’s best creative talents and fabrics sourced from the finest Italian and Japanese mills create premium shirting that has the cachet of not only made in England, but made in London.
located in and around the city of Guimarães in northern Portugal not only historically considered to be the cradle of the country, but also the spot for an esteemed textile industry, alongside farming and wine-making traditions.
These shirts are made by skilled craftsmen using traditional techniques. Each season, brothers Manuel & Antonio re-visit the company archives for inspiration. Vintage fabrics are re-worked with a modern approach.
Grenson was born in 1866 in Rushden, Northamptonshire. William Green, the founder, started making high quality shoes for London gentlemen and was so successful that he soon had to build a factory and the company grew from there.
Throughout the Twentieth Century the company expanded, making a huge contribution to both war efforts along the way. By the Millennium however, like many British shoe companies, the business began to run out of steam.
Recently Grenson has undergone a new lease on life, helped by their focus on quality modern design whilst never losing sight of their impressive heritage.
Based in Crocket, Texas Stan Ray has been manufacturing quality military grade garments since 1972. A family owned business the brand Stan Ray was named after the founder Earl Ray Beards first son. It aims to produce high quality durable and affordable garments made in the USA.
Imagined by Yves Chareton in the United States in 1979, the Hartford project revisits American wardrobe classics, bringing them a twist of modernity. A decisive meeting was to launch the adven-ture, when a New York manufacturer sold him old stocks of Oxford and chambray fabric that were impossible to find on the market and which were ideal to make the first vintage-inspired Hartford shirts.
The studio returned to Paris a few years later. The brand structured itself and began its commercial development: the collections grew in size and became synonymous with faultless materials and style.
By mixing European influences with a very west coast casual style, the brand quickly gained cult status on both sides of the Atlantic. It’s not surprising that Bruce Springsteen and Eric Clapton soon became unconditional fans…
Since then, the brand has kept pace with the times while preserving its cherished family values.
Now recognized as a classic, the Rivieras loafer distinguishes itself by its simplicity and goes along with any style: right or left, pro or anti. At high or low tide, crossed feet or feet on the ground, on the road or on the red carpet, Rivieras walks the line between quiet beach and busy city and remains faithful to its manifesto: sleepless night and blazing sun.
The Novesta brand dates back to the 1930s, when the famous shoemaker Jan Antonin Bata opened a new factory in the small town of Partizánske in the middle of Slovakia.
Over time, Novesta has become one of the best-loved and most popular brands throughout Europe. Novesta’s unique sneakers, which pair imaginative design with timeless sophistication, are a favourite around the world.
For Novesta, quality design refers to more than fashion. Novesta are dedicated to manufacturing shoes according to the highest environmental standards. That’s why we use materials such as natural rubber and 100% cotton and linen. These materials allow us to produce ecological footwear of the highest quality.
You Must Create (YMC)
Established in London in 1995, YMC’s blueprint to create understated, timeless designs has been the foundation of the label’s success for over two decades. Founded by Fraser Moss and Jimmy Collins, YMC – You Must Create is renowned for it’s easy-to-wear pieces that form the building blocks of the modern wardrobe.
With a title borrowed from one of industrial pioneer Raymond Lowry’s infamous quotes: “you must create your own design style”, it’s this call to arms that has strongly influenced the YMC ethos. Inspired by designer Fraser Moss’s love and knowledge of subversive music and arts, vintage militaria and work-wear, and a post punk attitude, YMC clothes are identified by a keen eye to detail, an emphasis on texture, colour and print and a strong creative spirit. Directional but highly wearable, these are pieces to stand the test of time.
Ebbets Field Flannels
“In 1988, my search for an original, wool uniform led me to a warehouse containing baseball flannel dating from the 40’s. I bought in one bolt at a time and we literally built our company on it.” – Jerry Cohen, Owner & Founder.
Ebbets Field Flannels continues to be run by its original founders, and remains committed to bringing the quality, beauty and craftsmanship of mid-Century American athletic garments to a 21st Century public.
Co-founder Jerry Cohen grew up in Brooklyn, not far from where the fabled stadium once stood in Flatbush. Jerry listened to his father tell stories of the colourful players of another era. He was proud of the fiercely independent neighbourhood. And the Brooklyn Dodgers’ heritage as the first major league team to integrate professional baseball in 1947, with the addition of Hall-of-Famer Jackie Robinson.