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Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

2:00 pm

Universal Works Croyde Print Shirt


The print on this Universal Works Croyde shirt is a navy check in the 50s/60s mould. It’s exceptional and we’d quite happily drape it over all our furniture and gaze at it like a new TV. A short sleeve 100%…

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Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

8:50 pm

Jacket Required – Snapshots – Part.1

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Following on from our preview chat with its founders, we made our way to  Jacket Required this week, with Victoria House in Bloomsbury playing host. Part 2, The Return, The Sequel, The Arthur 2 : On the Rocks of menswear if…

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Friday, February 10th, 2012

12:00 pm

Q&A | Jacket Required Autumn/Winter 2012 Preview

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L-R: Mark Batista, Craig Ford, Andrew Parfitt Time flies. Seems like just yesterday we were rooting through the offerings on display at Jacket Required‘s first ever showing in London town. Craig Ford, Mark Batista and Andrew Parfitt have been working hard…

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Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

9:00 pm

Universal Works for C Store Peak Parka


Sweden’s c-store delivers this weather-proper parka for the coming cold months. Worked over with Universal Works, the parka comes in a navy color against British Millerain waxed outer and a fully detachable inner jacket. It is all about the warmth…

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Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

1:00 pm

Universal Works Burton Cord Jacket


Corduroy just seems to transcend trends. Deciding whether it’s ‘in’ or ‘out’ is pointless, corduroy doesn’t care. It’s been around forever and as long as there are country gents, university professors and dads it’ll continue to hold a special place…

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Monday, August 8th, 2011

11:30 am

Universal Works Claret Shirt

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We might be revealing our low rent roots here but claret always remind us of West Ham’s football kit – which in turn reminds us of ‘forever blowing bubbles’. What’s that got to do the shirt itself? Not much, but…

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Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

11:30 am

Universal Works Red Shawl Collar Cardigan

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We know what you’re thinking. A chunky cardigan? For July? Perfect! We know, we know. We’re so seasonally appropriate we can’t believe it ourselves half the time. And, all kidding aside, it’s a good sale pick  – one for the…

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Friday, July 8th, 2011

7:30 pm

Universal Works Summer Deck Jacket

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Apologies to all you folks in sweltering heat right now. Actually, we’re not gonna go all Kurt Cobain because we’re selfish about our clothing picks. Are people over chambray now? We’re not sure. It’s hard to be over a fabric…

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Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Friday, August 27th, 2010

7:30 pm

Q&A with David Keyte of Universal Works

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Pursuitist (how do I pronounce that?) delivers a quick Q&A with Universal Works founder, David Keyte. When asked where the line resides in the market, “With someone like Oi Polloi, we are much more with our peers and like brands.…

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