You have to appreciate a brand that has enough balls and integrity to go against the grain.

With the current industry littered with mass-produced clothes of questionable quality, Universal Works has responded with a radical undertaking: creating small-scale collections with an emphasis on top-tier craftsmanship. And we’re glad to see the menswear brand hasn’t abandoned that endeavor for fall/winter 2014.

Fusing workwear design with military details, the label delivers clean tailoring with British sensibilities of the 1950s. The use of time-honored textiles, such as Harris Tweed, Yorkshire lambs wool, and Lancashire cotton, is balanced out by technical fabrics for a contemporary touch on blue-collar staples. So you know you’ll be getting high-quality gear that you can wear now. 

Employing an understated color palette inspired by the winter coastlines, the release includes everything from fair isle sweaters and faux shearling jackets to Japanese denim and tapered-fit trousers. And did we mention the selection of epic outerwear?

Check out images from the fall/winter 2014 lookbook below, and head to Universal Work’s website for additional information on the release.


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