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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.
DTE California is a Los Angeles and Tokyo based men’s contemporary clothing label that focuses on quality, comfort and style. DTE means “down to earth”, and is our way of bridging the gap between laid back west coast beach culture and urbane city dwellers.
The made in Japan collection includes well-crafted, easy to wear, coats, jackets, trousers and woven shirtings that are produced in specialised artisan sewing factories, using premium Japanese textiles and accessories. The cozy, garment dyed, cotton knit jackets, hoodies, sweatshirts, tee shirts and bottoms are crafted with pride in the top knit factories in Los Angeles, using the highest quality USA sourced knit yarns, fabrics and trims.
DTE California continues to develop seasonal collections with small shifts in design direction inspired by our constantly evolving modern lifestyle.
EASTLOGUE pursues unchanging values for all generation. We do not follow just a passing trend, but reinterpret traditional sportswear and produce functional and modern clothing based on it.
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!
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.
Recently Grenson has undergone a new lease of life, helped by their focus on quality and modern design whilst never losing sight of their impressive heritage.
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.
KELE Clothing is an independent knitwear label run by a small group of nice people based in Budapest. We make timeless, simple clothes with a sense of fun and a healthy dose of color.
KELE was established in 2011 by designer Ildikó Kele and two close friends who shared the same love of beautiful things. They wanted to create something new and surprising for the market using the finest yarns you can find. Something vibrant and fresh but still classic. It’s all about drawing upon tradition in order to create something new.
Let the thing we make be the thing you love.
Spellbound - This season's collection is about the indigo artisans at Kojima, showing respect for the traditional craftsmanship in the home town of Japanese denim.
Japan is passionate for blue tone, many of it's traditional uniforms, such as the kendo armor and fireman jackets use kojima indigo canvas. Back in the 19th century, Kojima was the main city to produce cotton canvas by using wood shuttle loom machines - workers wove the fabric day by day and deep dyed the fabric dipping it up to 16 times to reach the desired blue tone. This hand weave and dying technique still continues today, taking pride in the tradition generation after generation.
Spellbound designer, Mr. Tamura is inspired by this traditional craftsmanship, and he wishes to bring this story to the collection by using traditional fabric such as indigo hand weave canvases and hand repaired artistry.
There are very few companies in Japan that use the traditional techniques to deliver a contemporary fashion collection, because it takes a very long time to produce the fabric, and the time honored workmanship is expensive. Now, Mr. Tamura wishes to show the beauty of the classic Japanese craftsmanship to other countries, and he wishes to let people know that apart from the selvedged denim of Japan, there are many amazing artisanal materials still not discovered globally.
All of our denim jeans are made in our factory at Okayama, and washed by our long time partnership, laundering company called Howa (one of the best laundry for the denim industry). Fabric is originally developed with the mill, with the signature indigo stitching on selvedge. T-shirts are woven by tubular machines, no side seam on either side, which gives more tension to the fabric. Even after long periods of washing, the t-shirt will not change the shape much. All our shirts are sewn by chain stitch, and some shirts such as the premium oxford work shirt, use the most narrow twin chain stitch machine in Japan for side stitch. As well as we run a small crossover with H+Unit, the director of H+Unit is a skillful hand sewing professional, he can repair denim perfectly and look like no damage happened before.
“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.