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TWC Worn Your Way 'Part Four'

TWC Worn Your Way 'Part Four'

Next up we invite Ryan Thomas to select an item from the AW18 collection. 

Ryan wears The Workers Club Printed Parka.

 

 

To put it simply, Ryan just gets us. As Digital Editor at The Rake, Ryan is all about quality, provenance and timeless design; we certainly have a few things in common. After first visiting us at our barn two years ago, we’ve since built up a great relationship and are thrilled to have recently launched on The Rake. 

 

What attributes make a great brand stand out to you? 

For me there are a number of factors that make a brand stand out and get noticed. Quality of construction and provenance of fabrics is a big one as it shows me that the creatives behind the brand have taken serious steps to craft the best product they can and haven't cut corners. That ties in with the brand's story and ethos. Its DNA has to make sense to me. Brands with a definable aim or vision are the ones which resonate the most with me. Then there's originality. Brands that can consistently evolve while still being true to their aesthetic are really interesting to me. 
What drew you to select the blue camo parka from TWC’s AW18 collection?
The parka is a classic military silhouette but Adam and Charlotte have tweaked the silhouette, the fabric choice, the fasteners in such a way as to reinvent it in a really modern way. The result is a piece of outerwear that feels fresh, contemporary and extremely versatile. I've worn it casually with denim but also over a softly tailored navy wool suit and sneakers. The camo print has been rendered in such a way as to evolve it from its military heritage. The silhouette is also cut to be slightly oversized but the cotton is still really lightweight, making it an ideal layering piece. It bridges that divide between streetwear-inspired outerwear and smart-casual coat. 

 

What’s on your Christmas list this year? 

I've definitely got my eye on some TWC selvedge jeans! They're such a good investment and I know just how much time Adam and Charlotte have put into unearthing the very best Japanese denim. Cotton quality makes a huge difference to the longevity of denim and how well they age. I'm also gunning for the waterproof Leica X-U - I'm planning on embarking on some escapades next year and the X-U is a seriously rugged camera to journal them with.

What’s your ultimate favourite item of clothing that you own?

That's a tough one! I've got a Brunello Cuccinelli wool, cashmere and alpaca jacket that just feels so good on. I've had it for about 5 years and every year it gets a little more slubby and worn to that point that it feels like a second skin. It proves my point about construction quality and provenance of fabrics - some brands you pay a premium for hype, others the premium is for tangible quality. Earlier this year I picked up a tobacco brown linen suit by Drake's, who offer amazing value. I wouldn't really call myself a suit guy but I found myself reaching for this particular suit time and again this summer. I've always been a little apprehensive about linen but the way this suit has worn in is amazing.

 

 

Cheers Ryan! 

 

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TWC Worn Your Way 'Part Three'

TWC Worn Your Way 'Part Three'

It has to be said, Terry’s probably the nicest guy in the business. As Head of Business Development at personal styling service, Thread, Terry has a genuine love of independent labels and is always the first to shout about small brands. With previous stints as Buying Director at the likes of Selfridges and Mr Porter, when it comes to clothes, he knows what guys want.

Terry wears our Reversible Bomber in a new colour way for AW18 Navy and Orange. This is great worn alone but can also be zipped in to the Shell Jacket as part of 'The Works' for when the temperature drops.

What does the future hold for menswear as an industry?
Personalised advice and the continued rise of true independent brands as people search for the new and the best in class, reinforcing their own wonderful individuality.
The dissolving of traditional style codes because good gear is good gear, whatever camp you sit in. I’d like to see tailoring continue to have a renaissance - although I appreciate for some it never went away! Then generally the more technical advancements, the better - it’s all about function.

What drew you to select the Reversible Bomber Jacket from TWC’s AW18 collection? 
The colour - that orange lining pops! I saw it as a modern nod to the iconic orange lining of an MA-1, one of my favourite items of clothing ever.

What’s on your Christmas list this year? 
Clothing-wise, a Camoshita sweater.
Non-clothing, a Yamaha upright piano.


What’s your ultimate favourite item of clothing that you own?
My Visvim denim jacket, pound-per-wear, it's my best investment ever. As someone said to me the other day at a recent Spiritualized gig, ‘That’s jacket’s got a beautiful fade, pal’. Lovely stuff.

 

 

 

 

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TWC Worn Your Way 'Part Two'

TWC Worn Your Way 'Part Two'

Here at The Workers Club, when we often ask ourselves "Who is the ultimate TWC guy?" Well,  Karim is the perfect fit. In fact, he was our very first customer.

After seeing our debut launch on Mr Porter, Karim wasted no time in picking up the phone to find out more about our ‘The Works’ Outerwear concept. Fast forward a few months and Charlotte was hand-delivering a bespoke made Shell Jacket.

Guys like Karim are the reason we do what we do and he remains one of our most loyal supporters.

Karim wears the Merino Naval Sweater in a soft Olive hue, beautifully knitted in Italy. 


 

 Jamie (@jkf_man) travelled to Paris to meet with Karim Zeriahen, you can see for yourselves the results are pretty magnificent - A beautiful Parisian autumnal afternoon sets the scene perfectly. 

 

 

Karim is a highly regarded Film maker and video artist, which may explain his attention to detail and impeccable taste! 
 

We chat to Karim to learn more about the man behind the Camera:

"When it comes to small brands, how important is the thrill of discovery to you? »
For me the thrill comes when a product or a brand matches a certain philosophy of life that I share.
Like joining a club.
"What drew you to select the Soft Khaki Naval Sweater from TWC’s AW18 collection? »
I liked the color first, quite coutryside everyday wear, then I liked the tiny details.
"What’s on your Christmas list this year? « 
Visiting lots of museums in the US (where it is going to be cold I guess)
"What’s your ultimate favourite item of clothing that you own? “
I would say my favorite is a thin cashmere navy blue sweater from a small brand I bought in St Moritz.

 

The Workers Club AW18, worn your way.

Huge Thanks to Jamie (@jkf_man) and of course Karim Zeriahen.

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Autumn Winter 18 Collection

Autumn Winter 18 Collection
'HOME GROWN'
Introducing The Workers Club AW18, the next chapter in the story of a brand who believe in longevity beyond transient trends. In pursuit of creating the ultimate men’s wardrobe, every box is ticked; performance, practicality and precision.
As with every season, this considered collection of staples expands on existing brand signatures, including the Shell Jacket and Packable Parka in Abstract Camo, imagined for AW18 in a new colourway.
More pertinent than ever in the current climate, AW18 marks a stronger relationship with skilled British manufacturers, and uses home-grown fabrics and trims. The Abstract Camo Packable Parka is woven in Scotland before being printed in England.

 

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Since their launch in 2015, TWC has been inspired by the men who wear their clothes. Three years on and as the relationship between muse and brand has strengthened, this collection feels decidedly more confident and evolved.

Traditional menswear classics are given the signature TWC treatment; think corduroy trousers tapered at the ankle and rib-knit beanies in bright, vivid colours. Both of which are manufactured here in the UK.

 

'Made in England Socks' 

As ever, the best-loved classics remain, including the famous knit socks. This season sees the new addition of a super soft Merino Wool sock, Made in England.

 

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Then there's the ever-popular super hard-wearing 'Made in Scotland' Merino sock, these are best worn with a pair of red wings. TWC has partnered with this sock maker since their launch, made in a small workshop these socks are lovingly crafted by skilled makers. New for AW19 see's softened hues inspired by Great British landscape. 

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Our premise is simple; we only work with the best. When you buy British, you are helping to reignite the homegrown skills that keep these local industries alive. 

 

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Made in the UK

 

We’re passionate and we’re uncompromising.

Here at The Workers Club, we believe in working with small manufacturers a little closer to home. Provenance is key to all we do we are relentless in our pursuit for the finest materials and the most skilled craftsmanship. We don’t manufacture our garments in large volumes to ensure that quality is impeccable, unrivalled and most importantly, consistent. It may mean lead times are a little longer and prices slightly higher, but when it comes to quality, it’s more than worth it.


Our classic Chinos are crafted here in the UK. We source our cotton from a traditional Italian mill; this is fabric with history woven into every thread. It’s the finest cotton that lends itself perfectly to our chino. From Italy, the fabric arrives at our factory in its natural state. Here in England, the chinos are crafted, garment dyed and finished. These chinos are a staple for work, play and everything in between.  They’re cut with a slightly tapered fit that’s universally flattering, dressed up or down. We love them rolled-up at the cuff with bare ankles and sneakers for the Summer months.

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Inspired by our best-loved Chinos, we recently debuted our Chino Shorts. Just like our chinos, these shorts are made here in the UK. The journey begins at the Shibaya fabric mill in Japan; with over 100 years’ experience, this mill is one of the best in the world. We chose a cotton nylon canvas blend that’s beautifully light and comfortable against the skin. Here in England, the shorts are pieced, washed and finished. We’ve worked hard to master that washed black hue that’s perfectly imperfect. The secret? An extra garment wash to give them that laundered, lived-in finish that makes them feel like old faithful’s from the first wear.

 

 

Our premise is simple; we only work with the best. When you buy British, you are helping to reignite the homegrown skills that keep these local industries alive. 

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The Purest Form of Japanese Denim

 

When we first discussed our vision for The Workers Club, it was clear from the start that denim was to be a vital part of our story. As denim enthusiasts ourselves, we know that fellow connoisseurs are hard to please. From weaving to dyeing, wash and construction, the journey from first thread to final pair is complex, steeped in tradition and a true labour of love.

 

Our denim is woven in Okayama, Japan, an area famous for its denim mills. We knew we would only ever consider making jeans using the purest form of Japanese denim, which is why our denim story began with a trip to Okayama. As we immersed ourselves in the denim crafting process, our visions of the perfect TWC jean began to take shape.

 

 

We use a 13.5oz sanforized narrow loom selvedge denim from the famous Kuroki Mill in Okayama. This selvedge shuttle loom, known as the ‘Toyoda’, was made by Toyota pre-car manufacturing and was originally used for making World War 2 uniforms. Post-war, the Toyoda was repurposed for denim. The last machine was produced over 50 years ago, making it extremely valuable and highly desirable for crafting vintage jeans. Located in the city of Ibara, Kuroki is blessed with favourable weather, lush green forests and an abundance of spring water, which creates a consistent level of colour in its denim. Okayama is famed for its indigo dye and is regarded as the true home of denim. Our jeans are created using indigo rope dyeing, a lengthy 10-step dip process and finally, washed without the use of harmful chemicals.

 

 

Having discovered the finest quality denim, we took our quest to craft the ultimate jean one step further and decided to fully manufacture ours in Japan. In order to save costs, most European brands will ship their Japanese denim closer to home and manufacture their jeans in European factories. We are honoured to work with a true legend of the manufacturing world, a fellow denim obsessive who we now consider a friend and extended member of the TWC family. Our Vintage Wash Selvedge Denim jean is inspired by one of our own vintage pairs, which has been exquisitely recreated to achieve that fantastic, worn-in feel.

 

Vintage Wash

 

We are excited to announce the launch of a new regular fit jean for Spring/Summer 2019. We will also soon be offering an entirely bespoke denim service; a must-have for any denim aficionado.

 

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Open by Appointment

TWC at The Barn

Welcome to the Barn.

From first sketches to fabric sourcing, the TWC journey starts here in a converted barn in the heart of Oxfordshire. It’s our very own hub of creativity and doubles up as our showroom.

 

TWC The Barn

 

Since we first launched in 2015, we’ve built genuine, long-lasting relationships with like-minded souls and count many of our most loyal clients as brand muses. Which is why we’re opening our doors and welcoming you in.

 

TWC inside the barn

 

We will now be opening the Barn on weekends by appointment only. Whether you want to spend some quality, uninterrupted time trying on pieces, learn a little more about the provenance of our garments or just want a catch up with Adam, we’d love to see you.

 

TWC The Barn

 

If you’d like to drop by, just let us know by dropping us an email to info@theworkersclub.co.uk.

We’ll put the coffee on.

 

 

 


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TWC Pop-up at C.QP

TWC at C.QP

As our very own name suggests, collaboration and collective creativity is immeasurably important to us. When the opportunity arose to share a space with a brand so alike in mind set, outlook and aesthetic to The Workers Club we jumped at the chance. This April, we're thrilled to be popping up in Stockholm for a two week residency at the C.QP Seasonal Store.

 

TWC and C.QP

Founded in Stockholm in 2013, C.QP (an acronym for Conversations and Quintessential Products) was born out of a desire for outstanding products of the highest quality. Designed in Sweden and handcrafted in Portugal, C.QP’s collection of sneakers are exactly that; understated, timeless and exquisitely made. C.QP are fellow detail obsessives and every sneaker is meticulously crafted with the qualities you’d expect; waxed cotton laces, Italian leathers and luxurious cushioning for comfort with every step. It goes without saying, these shoes are the perfect pairing for our own pieces. Think chinos rolled at the ankles with a pristine white C.QP quarter top sneaker or our selvedge denim jeans with suede low top lace-ups; it’s a match made in minimalist heaven.

 TWC at C.QP

 

We caught up with founder Adam Lewenhaupt to find out more about the CQP journey so far.

 

TWC: This is your inaugural pop-up store in Stockholm, we are very proud to be part of it, how do you feel C.QP and TWC align? 

ADAM L: I was really happy when you accepted our invitation to come over to Stockholm and do a pop-up together. The idea we had was to invite brands that we admire and I do feel TWC is a great example of a brand that not only has a great aesthetic but also the right approach to production, craftsmanship and quality. There is a lot of integrity around TWC and fantastic attention to detail. These are the exact qualities we ourselves strive towards.

 

TWC: Do you design for a specific target customer?

ADAM L: We never really think in those terms to be honest but are probably quite selfish in how we develop our products. We look to ourselves a lot and ask what we would like to wear and the perhaps we inevitably end up catering to certain tastes.

 

TWC: Can you describe your target customer? 

ADAM L: I think our target is quite broad but our typical customer is probably someone who cares about wearing something a little special, in terms of design, provenance and origin. He or she cares a lot about quality, fit and finish and enjoys really fine things, but is not into ostentatious branding and the consumption that goes with that. We’d like to think of ourselves as a “smart luxury” brand.

 

TWC at C.Q

 

TWC: Do you consider yourself a lifestyle brand or a shoe brand? Do they go hand in hand?

ADAM L: I do believe they go hand in hand and although we only make shoes at the moment, we see us as a brand that fulfils a need of a certain moment or activity in a person’s life. And I guess that mindset would allow us to do more than shoes at some point, but we are careful not to rush too quickly into things.

 

TWC: The idea of collaboration and the crossover of creative disciplines is clearly integral to your ethos; is this becoming more prevalent in the Swedish market?

ADAM L: I believe as a small brand it is a way to be inspired and reach a wider audience, as well as a way to compete with much larger brands through clever ideas. I think it is a sign of our time to be collaborative. It is important though to use it as a way to strengthen your own brand rather than dilute it.


TWC: How important is provenance when it comes to your products? 

ADAM L: Very important. Our belief is that our customers agree. It is about being 100% content and proud of the products we make - and not knowing in what environment our shoes were produced or of which materials would not work to achieve that. But everything has a price, and in the end it is the customers who decide if they are willing to pay a premium for that.

 

TWC: Do you feel that being Swedish is part of your brands identity or do you feel more international in your outlook?

ADAM L: I think it is actually quite Swedish to have an international outlook. We are such a small population and market, so we don't have a choice if we want to reach some scale. Of course, the Scandinavian aesthetic is something we have with us but the way we think of our business or our customers is international. All our communication is in English and the majority of our sales is to international markets.

 

TWC: Whats next for C.QP ?

ADAM L: We continue to carefully update our collection and continuously evaluate new ideas. Who knows, perhaps our next pop-up will be over in the UK?

 TWC at C.Q

 

We’re at the C.QP Seasonal Store on Humlegårsgatan 14 in Stockholm until the end of April. You can find out more about C.QP at www.c-qp.com.  

 

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48 Hours in St.Ives

St.Ives TWC

RAINY DAYS

When planning a trip to St Ives, you can be sure of a rainy day or two; this is England after all. While fish and chips on the beach may be off the schedule, make the most of a grey day with a trip to one of the town’s galleries.

 

The iconic Tate gallery on Porthmeor Beach has recently relaunched with an expanded gallery space dedicated to Modern Art in St Ives. Also run by the Tate is the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden which offers an unprecedented insight into the work and life of one of Britain’s most revered 20th century artists. James at The Academy also recommends a stop off at Leach Pottery, which is considered by many as the birthplace of British studio pottery.

FOOD WITH A VIEW

St Ives is a foodie’s dream. Whether it’s the catch of the day, fresh-out-the-oven scones and jam or something entirely unexpected (adobo beef cheek anyone?), this town is filled with gastronomic delights. James at The Academy recommends lunch at the Porthmeor Café, which sits just below the Tate and boasts panoramic ocean views. Famed for their seafood tapas and innovative cocktail list, take your lunch alfresco and you might even catch an afternoon dolphin sighting. For dinner, head to Alba restaurant, a five-star dining experience renowned for their eclectic take on traditional seafood. Specialising in line caught fish and seasonal vegetables, it’s all about local produce here, prepared with a contemporary twist. Be sure to book in advance to guarantee a table with sweeping bay views.

GET YOUR HEAD DOWN

For a good night’s kip, be sure to book in at the Trevose Harbour House, which offers luxuriously comfy beds, stunning harbour views and locally sourced seasonal breakfast fare. After undergoing a two-year renovation, this boutique guesthouse opened in 2013 and has since built up an impressive reputation. Imbued with mid-century design undertones and plenty of coastal charm, the Trevose B&B is the epitome of seaside chic; think crisp white bed linen, ocean blue hues and a beach house aesthetic.

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