Further to AW 2011 wardrobe possibilities, here’s what could only be described as a genius collaboration between British brand and self-professed opponent of “shabby arrogance and gaudy mediocrity”, YMC (You Must Create) and leather outfitters since 1892, Lewis Leathers.
^ Lewis Leathers store interior
Inspired by Lewis Leathers’ storied history and identifying with their stalwart refusal to bow to the trend-led deviations of fashion, YMC proposed a collaboration with the leathers brand with the outcome, I’d reckon, exceeding all expectations.
^ The Lightning jackets – though not featured here, there’s a delish style in navy that’s been begging for my month’s rent.
^ Black Arrow – featuring twin zippered breast pockets and two more deep, angled pockets below the waistline, detachable belt, adjustable snap fastener cuffs and warm red quilted lining.
Consisting of re-interpretations of two classic Lewis Leathers designs: the punk-infused Lightning jacket, and the more workwear-esque Black Arrow jacket, the range recognises its roots and is crafted accordingly from British Millerain waxed cotton.
If you happen to have half a grand stashed away, you know where to send it…