2013 - The Year it All Began

Posted by Iain Russell on

An idea and a dream. The idea for Eng•lish Menswear was just around making quality garments in Canada. Specifically I set out to design garments that I could wear day into night. That worked with not against our environment. I love technical wear, I love work wear. The idea that if you make a garment correctly it will go on to live several lives to get repaired and donated. Not thrown away. The first collection was simple a few oxford shirts in Japanese cotton, some wool overshirts in a Canadian wool, some fleeces in recycled Canadian fabric, and then a classic sweatshirt also in a Canadian material. We also used a waterproof material Dintex for a few pieces as it provided water resistance in a quality fabric. Everything was made as all products were in Downtown Vancouver.