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Morning! Hope you have all had a nice relaxing weekend. Just thought it would be great to post a quick recap of the show.

After months of planning it’s safe to say that the show was a resonating success! Both with the exhibitors and visitors alike. Friday the 13th was probably our busiest day ever! Continue Reading..

After a rather successful day yesterday its time for day 2 at the show. As expected the weather hasn’t been kind outside but that hasn’t dampened the spirits at Victoria House..Continue Reading..

It’s day 1 at the show and what a busy morning its been.. Since the doors opened at 10 there’s been an ever increasing flow of dapper men and women checking out the brands at the show.. Here are a few images from today.. Follow us on twitter for all the updates as they happen at @JacketReqd

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Good Afternoon,
2 days and counting to the SS13 Jacket Required show. Make sure you have registered if you wish to attend. For visitors, click here (http://www.jacket-required.com/visitors/) and press, please make sure you have emailed leila@spin-agency.com for accreditation.
We look forward to seeing you at the show.
Brands round-up for today…
Triwa:
Launched in 2007, Swedish brand Triwa produce watches that marry precision craftsmanship with bold pattern and colour. The brand confidently challenge traditional timepiece aesthetics; renowned for using a unique blend of modern silhouettes and dynamic materials. As beautiful as they are functional, Triwa watches often arrive in unexpected colourways that can provide a striking accent to any contemporary wardrobe.
For each product launch Triwa collaborate with artists to create artworks inspired by their collection and the Triwa motto “adding colour”. The AW12 collection artworks have been made in collaboration with British artist, designer and inventor Dominic Wilcox. The London based creative is known to create unique and innovative objects, drawings and art installations. Dominic’s work moves between conceptual ideas about human behaviour and material experimentation with an aim to find surprises amidst the everyday and the banal.
His diverse body of work includes War Bowl, a bowl made from melted plastic soldiers from historic battles and the recent Watch Sculptures, animated scenes playing out using miniature figures attached to the hands of watches. Dominic also creates improvised work in front of live audiences. He recently gave a performance at London’s Victoria and Albert museum by racing against a 3D printer to make a model of St Paul’s Cathedral in a Man vs. Machine live event. Dominic’s work has been exhibited and published extensively worldwide.
 “I’ve always liked the idea of little people living in a secret miniature world. For this project I made three different stages of making watches, the outdoor raw materials delivery area, the workshop and the showroom. I’m sure when I look at them in the morning the watches seem to have moved around.” Says Dominic when describing the collaboration.
Human Made:
NIGO® has always been a believer in moving forward by building on the past. For this, his self owned brand, he has chosen to dig into his famous collection of American vintage clothing from as far back as the 19th century. Each individual piece of Human Made is faithful to the original with meticulous attention to detail, but given an original and surprising postmodern twist, by use of long-time graphic collaborator SK8THING’s graphics.
Sense of Danger:
Sense of Danger was created in 2002 by Phil Joyce (better known as Joycey) whose adventures in the clothing business began in 1990. After returning from Los Angeles, where he was hanging out with the
notorious Happy Mondays, he started working with the Donnelly brothers on Gio-Goi – the famed Manchester label – before opening award winning shop Toko 74.
After the IRA bombing of Manchester destroyed his flat, Joycey moved to London and worked with Professor Head Clothing before starting Sense of Danger. While others had taken inspiration from the 80′s fluoro-coloured bubble gum pop culture, Sense of Danger moved in the opposite direction, looking back on a decade of rioting on the streets, cold war paranoia and British football thugs running wild in
Europe.  Its T-shirts and sweatshirts featured images of snarling Alsatians, heavy handed police operations, working girls loitering on street corners, plus all things rock ‘n’ roll.
Guild of Labour:
Guild of Labour’s debut collection is inspired by British working attire of the late 1940s. The brand look back to a time when a shirt and tie was not exclusively an office uniform, but instead something that travelled with gents across a wide range of occupations. The post war years might have been a time of austerity but the British man held his head high, took pride in his appearance and still tended his allotment in his old Sunday best.
BBC:
Needs no introduction, NIGO® & Pharrell Williams brand Billionaire Boys Club goes from strength to strength since its introduction in 2005. Pharrell is constantly appealing to a younger and new audience through working with young relevant talent like OFWGKTA. Expect to see some all time classic pieces reproduced and reworked for SS13.
Croots:
Croots is a family-owned business that has produced fine leather goods for over three decades. For most of that time the company has served those who indulge in classic country pursuits; known to craft such goods as gun slips, cartridge bags and other classic sporting luggage.
As of 2012 Croots decided to introduce an entirely new line, this time catering for an urban consumer with very different needs to their countryside counterparts. The new line, as with the Country collection, is produced entirely within the UK using the finest British and Italian leathers.
Museum:
Born in the 90′s as a high performance outerwear company with a focus on functional expeditions, Museum has evolved to a more relaxed version with a focus on luxury and quality.

Good afternoon

 

Summer may still be hiding itself this year, but thankfully the brands showing at this season’s Jacket Required is ensuring we are all ready for SS13.
A focus on new and those that regularly show at Jacket Required in this bi-weekly newsletter.
Blue Collar Worker

Blue Collar Worker relaunches for the Spring/ Summer 2013 season, with the re-introduction of its signature British denim workwear line, produced in direct response to the influx of over styled and oft-overpriced European and American denim brands
Using premium quality, ring spun denims, and trawling influences from traditional workwear from the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s, products are given a twist in terms of styling, with a distinct “British” flavour, and never lose sight of their true utilitarian nature.
LA PAZ

La Paz is a Portuguese-established clothing brand focused on creating products of ethical content to raise awareness among it’s users and their social circles. Their Spring/Summer ’13 collection is the result of a deep research process around traditional clothing and production techniques, offering their unique take on a range of classic designs.
Universal Works

Universal Works is a wonderfully British brand, known to champion our nation’s love of quality and simplicity. Headed by David Keyte, formerly of Paul Smith and streetwear brand Maharishi, Universal Works aim to deliver functional, well considered attire that isn’t trend reliant.
David deftly filters his 20 years industry experience into creating goods that resonate with the modern British gent, offering contemporary clothing inspired by our nation’s rich heritage. Their goods are designed with longevity in mind, all of which is designed in the pursuit of timeless, practical style that will be appropriate season-on-seaon.
Rascals

Founded in 2008 by Martin Jorgensen, Rascals’ objective was to create an approachable street wear brand that captured the spirit of their native Copenhagen, its people and strong cycling culture. The brand quickly found their feet and ultimately their core aesthetic, swiftly becoming known for the delivery of effortless clothing, drawing inspiration from both classic street wear and sporting avenues.
Baracuta

As proud parent to the infamous G9 Harrington jacket, Baracuta rarely need an introduction. This year marks their 75th anniversary, and with that they proudly lay claim to having produced one of Britain’s most recognisable, cross-culture garments of the last century.
Their classic blouson bomber jackets, the G9 and G4, have been worn by icons such as Elvis, Steve McQueen, Frank Sinatra and even England’s 1966 World Cup team – all in addition to the outfitting of the various subcultures of British such as the Mods, Punks and the BritPop Movement.
SS13 will showcase great progress for the brand, newly acquired by WP Lavori, with plans to introduce new brand labelling, subtle changes to the G9 and G4 and a range of other garments to their core lines.