thinking of england can be handy in many of lifes predicaments, but especially so when tailoring is concerned. and london is particularly synonomous with old world, traditional garmentry - not to mention new world, hybrid design. a clash of cultures in a nation that has solidified many formative movements in the history of modern fashion. so when one of our favourite forward british mens brands other/man join forces with classically inclined shirt experts tripl stitched you can be sure that only good things will happen. known for their dedication to reviving bygone production methods, tripl stitched have been sourcing, restoring and remodelling vintage sewing machines for a decade now and at long last, have started using them. while the antique machines may not produce as quickly as their modern counterparts, the finish they deliver is well worth the wait. as a keen supporter of new brands, other/man often look to work with like minded craftspeople that have an appetite for fine detail. and with a strong leaning toward british manufacturing, both brands have fused together their first collection of collaborative collars. six minimal shirt styles so far, and more to come.
the partnership blends signature characteristics of fabrics, silhouettes and refined detailing from both brands and will continue as an ongoing component of other/man collections. with distinctive tripl stitched x other/man branding, the shirts themselves are crafted from 100% cotton with an unwashed, pristine fabric, a tripl stitched signature. the bodies are cut with a looser silhouette, extended tail, a bluff edge collar, cuff and a concealed button-down detail. add to that classic contrast triple stitching in a variety of globally sourced fabrics, and you've got an instant set of shirting staples. the aesthetic is minimal and serene, and the designs are intended to be layered over tee shirts or buttoned and tucked in for the more sartorial type. and for all their artisinal features, the shirts are reasonably priced at £125 [$195] and will be available at other/shop's brick and mortar [21 kingly street, london W1B 5QA] or online from mid may 2015. in addition, other/man are kindly offering superfuture readers 20% off any online purchase using code SUPERFUTURE20 at checkout. our keyboards are already clacking!