The term â'capsule wardrobe' was first coined in the 1970s and brought to prominence in the 1980s by Donna Karan (owner of DKNY). The idea behind a capsule wardrobe is to own a few timeless items of clothing which are interchangeable, good quality and long lasting, which can then be augmented by one or two more seasonal items. As opposed This philosophy has numerous benefits, over the long term it's much cheaper, it's far more ethical, and if you invest in the right pieces, you know you'll always look fantastic.
For both our ready to wear and bespoke services, Regent have access to a wide range of cloths, from some of the best mills in the world. Conveniently, lots of these mills are also British, allowing us to keep our business as local as possible. Our favourite British cloth merchants include Dugdale Bros, LBD Harrisons, Holland and Sherry, Lovat Mill and Bateman Ogden. We also have access to a range of other cloths from further afield, such as Reda, Drago and Vitale Barberis Canonico. Each of these names brings something different to the table, ensuring Regent have a wide-ranging selection, which will satisfy everyone's needs.
My first experience of Regent was three years ago, when I just fourteen. I remember that it started with a conversation with my dad about the possibility of having a suit made... The occasion was my father's second marriage, which was naturally hugely important for the whole family. Not only was it the marriage of two people, but the coming together of two families. It was because of this that my dad decided to treat the boys of the family to a bespoke suit from Regent; there were four of us, including me.
hen people usually think about clothing choices at a wedding, the bride's dress is first and foremost on the agenda, if you picture a wedding scene, no doubt the bride will be the centre of attention, looking radiant in a beautiful dress, whilst the groom is imagined in â'a suit' of some description. Obviously it would be the height of bad manners for the groom to upstage the bride, there's no reason why he should be left out.
Denim jeans are one of the most ubiquitous garments available across the world. With hundreds of different jeans brands available, the sheer amount of choice can be overwhelming. What is even more confusing is some of the â'denim specific' terminology bandied about. I mean, they're just jeans, right?
Do one thing well, that is the philosophy of Welsh denim brand Hiut, producing artisanal raw jeans cut from some of the best denim in the world. Hiut are a self-confessed David in the world of denim Goliaths.
Wabi-Sabi is a Japanese concept, centered around the idea of finding beauty in imperfection, transience, modestey, impermenance or incompletion. Wabi-Sabi is a concept which is easily applied to the clothes we wear and the way we wear them.
Many of the items commonly worn today are rooted deeply in their practical and sturdy nature. riveted denim jeans (patented by Levi's in 1873) started life as a fabric worn by gold miners. These types of garments were tough, practical and long lasting. The practicallity, durability and heritage of these garments has begun to find popularity amongst today's 'fast fashion' controlled industry.
To complement the clothing that we create, Regent are always delighted when we find a company that shares our commitment to quality and craftsmanship and an appreciation of heritage. One such company is Harry Stedman.