We’ve all got our own style persuasions when it comes to menswear, of course, but, if like us at The Coolector, you’ve got a particular penchant for vintage inspired apparel, it can be difficult to find brands that match your sensibilities – particularly here in the UK. Well, fear not, because we’ve found an absolute cracker in the shape of &SONS and their first class line up of vintage style menswear which includes tees, tops, hats and outerwear.
The beauty of &SONS comes from the fact they are proud to support innovation while valuing the skills of artisans where hard-won expertise is passed on from one generation to the next. That’s why they take such pride in and care over the design and manufacture of their excellent apparel, using only the very best natural materials in unity with the greatest craftsmanship techniques out there.
A brainchild of Phil James and James Cowdale, &SONS came about because the pair believed the world needs pioneers: people willing to try something new, break new ground, set out on new paths. This fantastic apparel and lifestyle brand does exactly that and for any man looking to give their wardrobe a vintage vibe in the rest of 2019 and beyond, this is the place to be. Check out some of our favourite pieces from &SONS below:
&SONS LUCKY No.4 Indigo American Sweatshirt – £75
A 1950’s classic cut sweatshirt with an American College style, the &SONS Lucky No.4 Indigo Sweatshirt (£75) is right up our stylistic street here at The Coolector. It boasts a hand screen printed no. 4 on the front with a cut away logo that gives the sweatshirt a real sense of old school cool that’s impossible to ignore. This striking piece of apparel will be ideal for when the summer nights have a chill in the air and you want to enjoy a few craft beers in the great outdoors. It has a beautiful worn wash and indigo blue colour fade that gives it a significant vintage aesthetic. An awesome contrast colour alongside the great range of &SONS denims. (£75)
&SONS Black Elder Henley Shirt – £80
Traditional styling comes into its own with this classic Elder Henley Shirt from &SONS (£80) and each one is crafted from single jersey 100% natural raw cotton for impeccable comfort and robustness for any adventure that you find yourself on this summer. This old school classic has full length sleeves, turn up fabric cuffs, and three button neck opening to create this authentic looking Henley Shirt that will be versatile enough to go with more or less any outfit plans that you’ve got for the summer and autumn. (£80)
&SONS Carver Jacket – £140
This new and improved Carver II ‘CHORE’ Jacket from &SONS (£140) is a soft, functional and incredibly versatile combination jacket which is made from 100% heavy cotton twill in army green for a super-cool, understated aesthetic that’s hard not to love. This Carver II Jacket boasts a button-down collar, detail button cuffs, new elbow patches and a practical configuration of external and internal pockets that is perfect for all your EDC essentials. Another new feature of this &SONS piece of outerwear is the angled down pockets for enhanced comfort and simple access. They have also added an &SONS Carpenter’s pencil holder in the chest pocket.
&SONS Logo T-Shirt in Navy – £30
Printed tees are our go-to style staple here at Coolector HQ so you won’t be surprised to hear we’ve fallen hard for this &SONS Logo T-Shirt in Navy (£30). This cracking looking tee is 100% cotton with a quality dry finish which gives it that vintage look and feel that &SONS are synonymous with. This round neck short sleeved regular fitting tee is hand printed in Britain and has the sort of understated visuals that make it perfect to match with any trousers, shorts or outerwear. (£30)
&SONS Pioneer Shawl Cardigan – £140
Summers in the UK can be notoriously unreliable so it’s aways a good idea to have a piece of apparel to throw on when the temperatures take a tumble. Our pick here at The Coolector would be this awesome looking Pioneer Shawl Cardigan from &SONS (£140) is a versatile chunky knit, which you’ll come to appreciate more and more as the winter months draw in. This shawl neck cardigan delivers a relaxed look to your style, with a twist on a classic chunky knit cardigan. With added attention to detail with the ribbed collar, cuff and hem, as well as the chunky button up front giving you undeniable style and wearability. Produced by a family business based in the UK who blend traditional talents with 21st century wool for versatile heritage. The Pioneer Shawl Cardigan has a fully fashioned raglan sleeved with a chunky classic ‘Fisherman’ knit that will be your best friend well into winter. (£140)
&SONS Boardwalk Peacoat – £225
Winter is coming. And it will be here before you know it so it’s a good idea to get your outerwear sorted nice and early. It doesn’t come much better than the &SONS Boardwalk Peacoat (£225) which is tailored in 100% navy cotton to offer you comfort, style and plenty of freedom of movement. This striking and stylish peacoat has traditional double-breasted button fastening with high collar to protect you from the elements as well as jet side pockets and a single back vent. It has an &SONS embroidered logo on lapel to give it a real vintage aesthetic that we’re loving at The Coolector. You next piece of classy outerwear sorted. (£225)