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Global inspiration teams up with British design to provide menswear that is distinctive and of high quality. Classic craftsmanship and attention to detail is married to the unique to make sure that with afield, the wearer and the creator go that one step further
Cuisse De Grenouille
Cuisse de Grenouille sources its inspirations from the vintage 60’s and by giving it a new freshness, propose timeless basics models. The brand was founded by two brothers, Lucas and Severin, parisians and fond of the gentlemen surfers 60s look.
So there was Mike Graham climbing Yosemite in the 70’s, hangin’ out with some climbing buddies who decided to do the first clean all-Italian ascent of Half Dome. Except they weren’t Italian, so they changed their names turning Graham into Gramicci and the name stuck. Mike used the name Gramicci for his authentic climbing gear and original clothing brand, which really took off in ’82 when Gramicci pioneered the first ever climbing pants and shorts with crotch gussets and built-in nylon belts to allow freedom-of-movement. Millions of Gramicci pants, shorts and tops have been worn on the world’s most legendary rock climbing routes from El Capitan to Wharepapa to Kalymnos.
When people take off their Gramicci’s they usually have a good reason. For well over 30 years, Gramicci customers have found our innovative “freedom-of-movement” designs irresistible. Our philosophy is to always be original, always lead the pack and never ever stop!
Il Bussetto - For centuries an intimate knowledge of leather processing has been an important element in the Italian artistic birthright. Our company, "Il Bussetto" is specialized in the creation of fine leather items. We are proud to be rooted in this tradition of painstaking craftmanship, making quality and originality our production our ambition. Our leather is manufactured with meticulous care and the dyes, glues and waxes we use are all selected natural products. The “Maestro” brand identifies an article line of elegant design, entirely devoid of all visible seams and endowed with a wide selection of bright colors. We also manufacture more traditional leather articles of outstanding quality, using a variety of rare and costly skins. They are celebrated for the strict precision of our production processes and the creativity of our designs.
India is not your August spot of warm weather, but a blistering 130 degrees, 100% humidity and the chaos of millions of people.
Inspired by the art of textile craft that is hundreds of years old, Kardo uses different weaving, dying and printing techniques to make a collection of modern men’s clothing:
Handweaving, Natural Shibori dying, Ikat, Madras check, natural indigo and block printing all developed in regions that specialise in these techniques: New Delhi, Rajasthan, Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Gujarat.
Working with the finest artisans in each technique, Kardo’s SS19 collection celebrates their skill and our modern interpretations. Each piece is hand-crafted in the Kardo workshop, one piece at a time. Every garment is hand-cut, stitched by one tailor from beginning to end and hand-finished. Each piece has a provenance tag that celebrates the artisans involved in the making of the garment.
Krammer & Stoudt
Krammer & Stoudt is directly inspired by Creative Director Mike Rubin’s life experience. Drawing from the seminal subcultures of Southern California, where Mike was born and raised, the gritty and independent energy of Brooklyn, where he lives today and creates the collections, and the soul of the Southwest, a rustic and raw landscape, where he chooses to decompress from the pressures of being a designer.
Almost always seen with a lit cigar, Mike is the embodiment of the brand’s aesthetic, mature yet ageless in appeal, with an eclectic personal style that reflects his love of classic American design.
The style doesn’t adhere to fads or trends, but transcends generations like a classic rock and roll song. Imported Italian, Portugese and Japanese textiles create the palettes and textures that make Krammer & Stoudt unique from other ‘Made in the USA’ brands today. We aspire to an aesthetic beyond casual ready-to-wear, by combining the incomparable textile sophistication of Europe and Asia with our very American sensibilities in design.
At Krammer & Stoudt, we don’t buy into a philosophy of success defined solely by profit. We believe in a new American luxury that takes the tropes of traditional workwear and ‘heritage’, and evolves those concepts to appeal to a more global and sophisticated menswear audience. We aspire to redefine what it means to be ‘Made in America’ in the apparel sector.
Vintage-inspired design, superior construction and considered details are the cornerstones of the contemporary menswear brand, Native North.
Founded in Copenhagen in 2014, Native North explores the synergy between Danish design and unique fabric choices to produce well-constructed, quality pieces that complement the everyones own personal style.
Native North draws its influence from the resilient attitude of the Scandinavian people to find joy in the schizophrenic weather of the cold north.
You can count on an inherently wearable collection with pieces that combine classic and modern materials such as Japanese fabrics, french linen, 3-layer weather proof, merino wools, utilitarian ripstop, soft flannel, textured corduroy and so much more...
“Universal Works” – It’s about good honest menswear, it’s about quality garments with a great fit. There is no great vision or message, no target markets, just garments for everyone, clothing to look stylish in because you the wearer makes it so, clothing you want to wear, clothing you will look good in.
After many years of working in the “fashion” industry we wanted to make something we were proud of, not over-designed, but well cut and craftsman-made, not mass-produced.
From a background of great British working clothes and outdoor clothes, we use honest, natural fabrics and yarns, often using up dead stock fabrics that would otherwise be wasted.
We work with highly skilled people in small factories who we have known for a long time and know what they are doing. They all make great quality garments, which is never the cheapest way to make stuff but we think it’s the best way.