Garbstore founder Ian Paley is something of a casual clothing legend. A glance through Phil Thorton’s Casuals (a book detailing the rise of fashion cult on the football terraces) reinforces the status, as well as sets a tone for the type of garments produced by the brand. Paley’s clothes are created with an uncanny eye for detail. Hidden pockets, expertly chosen zippers and brasses, the perfect fabric. “Unfamiliar Vintage” is the tag line, describing both aesthetic and process.
For autumn and winter 2009, Garbstore’s collection continues to pull from work and sportswear. Simply composed knit sweatshirts are among the many highlights, playing well with strong shirting, denim and outerwear offerings. All are designed with full understanding of past style and manufacture, but with a unique eye to tailoring that knowledge to contemporary needs.
The images used for the autumn/winter campaign stem from “The Unfamiliar Vintage Project.”
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