The most hotly-anticipated menswear event of the year, the weekend of London Collections Men has finally arrived. The MyBag team are hitting the streets of London to discover the hottest street style and report back on some of the most cutting edge catwalk shows of the season.
London Collections Men begins with a bang, with shows from Barbour and Universal Works kicking off proceedings. London Collections Men focusses on the best brands Britain has to offer, and Barbour and Universal Works are no exception: both quintessentially British, classic and traditional, Barbour and Universal Works are equally as timeless in their respective styles.
Barbour originated in North East England – specifically, South Shields – in 1894. Beginning life as a company that produced waterproof oilskins for lighthouse keepers, Barbour has become world-renowned for exceptional waxed accessories and clothing. Jackets, bags, gloves and hats all featuring the classic Barbour tartan and waxed leather have become synonymous with British style, and the Barbour London Collection Men show was just as stylish.
Emulate this style with some Barbour accessories from MyBag now: our personal favourites include the Barbour Burnished Leather Gloves, Barbour Wax Duxford Bag and complimentary Barbour Tartan Wash Bag.
Universal Works launched decades later than Barbour, with their first collection introduced to the masses in 2009. The Universal Works aim is simple: to combine British clothing heritage with a fresh, contemporary vibe which draws from international styles. Universal Works men’s clothing and accessories are meticulously crafted with the utmost care and precision, to produce clothing which is both stylish and understated.
Universal Works accessories are just as high quality and unapologetically on-trend as the clothing; we love the addition of a Universal Works hat to any outfit to instantly add flair. Choose the Universal Works Melton Bucket Hat in Navy or Khaki, or for a more youthful spin, the Universal Works Baseball Cap.