Thursday, 26 July 2012

CONNOISSEUR x TUKTUK.




Some super shirtings, or shirts as we like to call them. A first look at our collab with TukTuk , this is a multi coloured Madras check, with button down collar and three utility pockets one 'Zippo' pocket which coincidentally is the exact size of a Zippo. We like to give everything we do a name, so we're going to call this one 'Ray' as it reminds us of one Mr Winstone wore in Nil By Mouth.
Next up we have a fruity Flannel check in vivid shades of manly pink! Also features a button down collar, locker loop and box pleat and three utility pockets. We're going to call this one 'Richardson' as it reminds us of something the zany (and fruity) photographer Terry Richardson might wear. Last but certainly not least we have this ace Psychedelic printed pattern, like your favourite Grandma's ugly, yet cool old diverse wallpaper. This features a button down smaller collar, box pleat, locker loop and two chest pockets.
Topped of with lovely, lovely Mother of Pearl buttons. We're going to name this one 'Raoul' as it reminds us of something Mr S Thompson may have worn, or at least seen on one of his many trips somewhere...

To us, this is a great example of what a collaboration is all about. Hard sourced fabrics from way out East - the fruition of well over a years work, each one is different. Ideas and design from the West - our own customised block from last year has been used for a flattering, tailored fit. Our own influence came with the smaller button down collars, less-is-more branding, function is something we buzz off, so the inclusion of utility pockets was a must, realised together by someone who knows their stuff. Delivery expected next month, judging by the early response to these they won't be hanging around for long. CD

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