Old Town Clothing, Classic British Workwear
Sometimes I find it hard to get inspired by clothing on a 24/7 basis, most of the stuff I come across either isn’t functional or it lacks substance in some form or other. I guess that’s why I look to different areas of design when trying to get inspired, such as photography, architecture, furniture, ceramics and things like that. It makes sense and runs along the same line in my opinion, but this morning I decided to pull it all back and revisit a company that I’ve wrote about before and showcase some items from their ever growing catalogue.
Back in August I put a post together on Old Town Clothing and their lookbook titled “Picadilly Pleasures” which was photographed by Matt Hind at The Red Lion pub in St James, London. I’ve been keeping my beady eye out for any new shots or photography that I could showcase and today seems like a good day to put together a selection of clothing that they actually sell and produce on a made to order basis.
If you don’t know already I’ll give you a little intro into what Old Town’s about and how they function. They’re basically a clothing manufacturer based in Holt, Norfolk where the produce approximately 50 garments per week from their workshop. They aim to make garments which have reference points and influences from past costume but at the same time are useful in the everyday, in my opinion they’ve achieved this and more.
Not only are the clothes functional they’re also beautiful to look at, the simplicity really sticks out in my opinion and the story behind the whole brand, where they make it and how it’s produced is something else. They have a lot of character behind them giving you a one of a kind garment that will keep for years to come. With each garment taking about 4-6 weeks from ordering I’d advise you to check in early if you were thinking about purchasing a piece, but boy would it be worth it! You can also view a small but pleasant selection at Labour and Wait in London if you can’t hold on any longer. I hope you enjoy the imagery of my favourite pieces above and below.