Voyager Journal — menswear

You Must Create

2012 English Inspiration menswear music sneakers

Started in 1995, You Must Create is an English label with two eponymous shops in London. Drawing on diverse sources of inspiration, YMC creates beautiful and bold clothing for the chic and cheeky set. Their designs are clean, a bit vintage inspired, a bit workwear inspired, a bit outdoorsy, and decidedly fun. YMC's designer, Jody Fraser, answered a few questions for Revolver about his processes and inspirations, past and current.    In your "About" section on the website, you've included the sentence "YMC were and will always be defined as much by what they are against as what they are for." This...

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Han Kjøbenhavn and the Classically Unpolished

2012 Danish denim design Han Kjøbenhavn Inspiration jeans menswear quality weather

Han Kjøbenhavn is a Danish clothier based in Copenhagen that produces simple, innovative and aesthetically beautiful garments that can really withstand the elements. With Copenhagen's weather being not so dissimilar to San Francisco, their designs are perfect for remaining classically stylish in the fog. Jannik of Han took the time to answer some questions about Han Kjøbenhavn's motives and mission. First off, for our non-Danish blog readers, can you please tell us how to pronounce Han Kjøbenhaven phonetically? What is the significance of the name Han Kjøbenhaven? It is pretty straight forward, you pronounce it like this: Han Kjø-ben-havn. The "ø" is only used...

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CAMO: like camouflage

CAMO design Inspiration Italy local menswear Stefano Ughetti sustainable unisex

CAMO is an exciting, fashion forward brand designed in Biella, a town in the Piemonte region of Northern Italy. Locally minded, CAMO sources the finest materials from Italian producers in order to create its beautiful range. At first glance CAMO's designs may seem like strictly menswear, but the pieces are extremely comfortable and versatile, easily incorporated into unisex styling. I was very fortunate to interview CAMO's proprietor and designer, Stefano Ughetti.  Read on to learn more about Stefano's thoughts and processes regarding his company.  Why the name CAMO? This is a pretty loaded word - clearly you are not making...

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