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08 July 2015

Living for the City


Summer – so far, it’s been a hot one. And never is there a more inspiring time than to take in the streets of London than while basking in its glorious sunshine during the short summertime.

As the sun rises over the iconic London skyline for the new season, the team at Jacket Required looks to the much-anticipated year ahead and the new-season collections for spring/summer 2016.

When it comes to the subjective topic of style, the breadth of brands joining us from all corners of the globe more than have it covered. Today, we pull together a shortlist of the select collections we look to host together in Shoreditch in just a few weeks’ time. See the full list so far on the Jacket Required Brand Page of the website.

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FDMTL



Born in Okayama and raised in Tokyo, Fundamental Agreement Luxury bridges old-school construction with modern methods in a unique way. With the mantra to deliver denim of the highest calibre, uncompromising products are carefully handmade with incredible detail – pledging to be a cut above the rest in every way.

FDMTL brings a crisp approach to raw selvedge denim. Born out of a vision to create bespoke garments, one piece at a time, the next-generation Made in Japan label offers the finest-quality clothing that becomes polished with wear. Denim, rich in expression – the brand holds a dedicated approach to delivering honest, durable jeans to the menswear market from the denim capital of the world.


American Vintage



After many trips to the United States, designer Michaël Azoulay was inspired to create the French brand, American Vintage, in 2005, beginning with womenswear. Driven by the success of the womenswear collection, Azoulay launched his first menswear line to the brand in 2007. 

Playing with a mix of modernity, dynamism and positive values of an American style, the label combines the tradition, refinement and elegance of the French way to revisit the basic tee – implementing a wide variety of colours, noble materials and pure cuts. 

Offering easy T-shirts for those who seek quality and simplicity, the menswear line provides basic essentials for the modern man in search of both comfort and fashion, in a colour palette ranging from neutrals to bright tones. In recent years, the collection has gradually expanded to welcome more structured styles that are modern and fashionable yet still accessible. Breaking the rules to create a cool, urban wardrobe that merges street with sportswear, “basic” becomes “iconic”.

 
G.R.P Knitwear



Among the rolling hills and terracotta villages of Tuscany nestles the small town of Carmignano. Here, G.R.P designs and produces cut-and-sewn linen knitwear of the highest quality. As one of the few knitwear-makers able to combine knit and textile in the same garment, the Italian factory has been in production since 1973, therefore it’s no surprise it has manufactured collections for the likes of Engineered Garments and Beams, among others.

Now exclusively producing its own label, G.R.P crafts high-grade fine linen and cotton knitwear. Merino wool shawl-collared jumpers and crew-neck cardigans complementing linens, along with an intense scrutiny of its denim colour palette, ensure a commercial yet highly profiled collection. The brand has developed an approach that combines a traditional and contemporary taste for classics – rich in culture, craftsmanship and tradition, and steeped in the history and art of the Italian region – for those in search of something special.


Homecore



Freedom of expression and freedom of movement are the core values that designer Alexandre Guarneri has stood by since he launched French label Homecore in 1994. Initially focused on streetwear, the collection has since progressed significantly from season to season, moving towards the more mature realm of casual workwear while honouring its roots to remain as practical as it is on-trend. 

Homecore offers a complete wardrobe, adapted to the urban man for the “every day”. Thin fabrics, linen jersey, rain jackets and merino wool comprise the spring/summer 2016 collection, satisfying the unpredictable weather of modern summer for those who like style without showing off.

 
Sebago



Having evolved over seven decades, adapting to the continuous change in cultural and fashion trends in the industry, Sebago moves with the times yet stays rooted to its foundations of quality and craftsmanship. For spring/summer 2016, the label launches a new collection of shoes and boots, through the introduction of innovative materials and new silhouettes that continue to exemplify its Life Well Crafted motto.

The year marks the authentic brand’s 70th anniversary. Seasonally on-trend and speaking to heritage and authenticity with modern flair, Sebago celebrates the landmark year with a series of limited-edition anniversary shoes. The label delivers energy, attitude and sophistication – the love for its craft is legendary and shows in the details of every piece of footwear created. With a modern take on heritage-rich designs, Sebago commemorates its Platinum milestone with new takes on two of its most loved styles – Classic and Dockside. Crafted with care, crafted to last – it was the way in 1946, and it’s still very much the way in 2016.

 
The Shackleton



Inspired by the Edwardian Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, The Shackleton produces premium British-made men’s clothing, including knitted jumpers, timeless outerwear, classic leather working boots, accessories and extras which, perhaps worth mentioning, includes its very own range of beer.

Having begun life as a musical instrument manufacturer, that created and ran the first banjo factory in Britain for more than 60 years, the brand have now expanded into rugged knitwear and outerwear, pursuing its growth as a premium menswear and lifestyle label. All clothes are influenced by the styles and materials used by polar explorers during their heroic feats in the early 20th century – with a superb standard of British-made products using the highest-quality fabrics and proper British craftsmanship. The result is a collection that’s hardwearing, effortlessly stylish and designed for wherever your daily adventure may take you.

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