Historically, dressing well undeniably starts with the ability to make clothing, and the British people certainly does know how to do that very well. As the very first British Textile Biennial goes underway, we look at Britain's incredible heritage in garment-making and craftsmanship and how it influenced the style of the British man.
Makers are our past and our future. The passion and skills of makers, and talent in general, is at the core of Jeya Narrative’s vision. With Brexit looming firmly over us, we are in a wonderful time of introspection as a country - and we are rekindling with our past and valuing British craftsmanship once more.
We asked a few questions to Redki Robki. Launched in 2016, they specialise in minimalist, modular jewellery that mix high quality materials with texture. Read the full interview to better understand the incredible craft involved in making their minimalist cufflinks, and why Berlin was the obvious place for them to start their business.
From her love for the natural world to Matisse, Emily Carter talks to us about the inspiration behind her original illustrations as well as the importance for businesses to lead the way and support local, sustainable manufacturing.
A fascinating interview with YOJO's Creative Director Joe Sorrentino. He talks about the inspiration behind the brand, using ceramic as his material of choice, his commitment to sustainability and his desire to design accessories that tell the world how remarkable and individual we all are.
Dalgado's co-founder Jan Jülicher tells us about how the brand is devoted to sustainability and craftsmanship and how it is inherently rooted in the greater movement for higher quality, timeless goods. "Be your own person" he advices, and he also explains how manners are the essence of a true modern gentleman.
Rory Hutton talks to Jeya Narrative about his eponymous label, his love for drawing and strong personalities, and the importance of UK manufacturing. He also shares a few pages from his sketchbook and his tips for self-confidence.
Founder Lauren Vickers speaks to Jeya Narrative about her label LV Made in England and how it came to be. She also talks dapper style, how men can make a sartorial impact, and shares with us the best advice her dad ever gave her.