Take one part Folk, add one part Albam, give it a mix and what do you get? The answer’s Utile, a new UK Menswear label that recently broke cover and is no doubt set to do great things.
The foundation of the brand lies in the inspiration found in classic tailoring, military wear and outdoor clothing, and a focus on fabrication, garment construction and functionality. It’s about getting the little things right, about understanding how things are worn and building them accordingly.
It’s simple, understated clothing, now it might not be breaking new ground but that doesn’t stop it being great stuff. The simplicity of the garments also belies the fact that the brand uses only premium materials and handcrafted construction – it’s a practice that ensure there’s nothing basic about any of the product bearing the Utile name.
The above images show a little taster of what the brand will be doing – at the moment that’s in the form of a cotton twill jacket, and a pair of overshirts, one in French blue and the other in a blue and white Bengal stripe (that jacket’s already on my list). Everything is made in the UK and I for one am looking forward to seeing what the lads come up with next.
For more information on the brand, or to buy any of these bits online, go to their website here: Utile.