Tag: A Child of the Jago


Our Legacy opens a London store

Posted on 20th October, by Colin Chapman in menswear. No Comments

With typical understatement, Swedish brand Our Legacy opened a store in London last week. Distinguished by a nifty neon sign, the store, located at the enigmatically named 1 Silver Place in Soho is evidence of the label’s particular success here in the UK. Since designing a range of T-shirts in 2005, co-founders Christopher Nying and Jockum Hallin have found a keen audience here for Our Legacy’s spare but elegant designs, the cut and their inventive use of fabrics finding harmony with a British sensibility in men’s fashion.

“We had been looking for a space here for a while; we wanted something magical and with character,” says Hallin of the new Soho store. “The UK has developed into a great market for us, especially in the past two years. We’ve thought a lot about that, and we’re not … Read More »


The London Collections: Men, it’s a tribal affair

Posted on 31st May, by Colin Chapman in London Collections: Men. No Comments

With just two weeks to go, I thought I’d share some of my hopes and excitement about the newly extended menswear ‘week’ in London. Leading men’s fashion editors like New York Times’ T Magazine’s Bruce Pask are coming to town, to attend not only the shows but a rather glittering array of parties and launches, hosted by the likes of Prince Charles and Tom FordMenswear day: London Fashion Week‘s little brother has come of age it seems, and the eyes of the world will be bearing down on us, or at least those who care anything about fashion for men.

With mens fashion featured for a full week, including an intensive 3-day weekend of menswear only events, the spread is wider than the singular Menswear Day of the last few seasons. In true London style, … Read More »


A Child of the Jago: pantomime swagger in the Old East End

Posted on 3rd October, by Colin Chapman in menswear, menswear day. No Comments

Menswear day happened over a week ago, which makes it a perfect time to re-assess. Sometimes, amidst the half-remembered details of a collection seen or after catching up on what you missed in person, new favourites emerge. But I have to say, watching the footage of the A Child of the Jago show at Wilton’s Music Hall back again, only adds to the sentiment that this was one of the finest shows that day.

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