All too often, the Fred Perry collaborations are a little hit and miss, but the Fred Perry X Stussy Blank Canvas collection, from what we can see of it, might be worth a closer look.
Based on '1970s American Sports' and classic Fred Perry styles, the collection uses just three colours (white, blood red and black) and covers everything from the M1200 Fred Perry shirt to the M260 plimsoll, barrel bag and leather belts and much more.
Whether a co-branding of Fred Perry and Stussy works remains to be seen, but it's nice to see both labels out of their comfort zones. Lots of images over the page and if you like, it's available online now.
From one longstanding company in the north west to another in the area. However, like Private White VC, Otterwell Clothing is about British manufacturing and cloth sourcing from within the UK.
In fact, all the garments are made in Scotland for the Manchester-based label, offering some interesting twists on the classics, many of which will certainly be of interest to readers of this site. The anorak above looks to be the headline act, but check out over the page for more items in the range (plus some more shots of the anorak).
The online site isn't ready yet, but you can sign up for updates at the site. The range will also be in the kind of retailers you'd expect. More details of that to follow. Prices? The anorak will sell for around £220, the work jacket £140, trousers £130 and shirts will sell for £89. Otterwell Clothing website
Ok, stick with us on this. First, there's Cooper & Stollbrand, a British clothing manufacturer based in Salford. The company specialises in making high-end clothing using traditional methods, making gear for the likes of Paul Smith and Aquascutum in its factory in the north west of England. Yes, hand-crafted, 'Made in England' clothing is still being made - and it's on the rise.
The company has tripled its workload over the last three years as demand for quality grows. In fact, the demand has led to the company setting up its own label for some of its archive classics - Private White VC.