Inspiration (and innovation) is most essential to any heritage brand that hopes to revive some semblance of the past. And for Realm & Empire, the drawing board pays homage with a fresh look each season. Since 2012, Realm & Empire has forged a lane unique to the brand notably due to their partnership with the Imperial War Museum, a renowned British institution that curates archival documents, photographs, garments and other artifacts as mementos for Britain’s military history. Such a partnership, that seams the past and present together into a single experience, is what lends to the appeal of the brand. There is always a story to be told and interesting perspectives on historical events to be shared, and what better way to do it than with a contemporary approach in men’s apparel.
This year marks the centenary of the First World War and, as expected, Realm & Empire pays tribute with their Autumn/Winter collection which explores pieces that, when pulled together, would either make up the streamlined attire of ranking officers or the deconstructed look of soldiers of that era.
The Artisan Quilt Jacket (in photo) is a testament to Realm & Empire’s caliber, in design, construction, function, and heritage. Made from herringbone cotton and upholstered with rustic buttons and a military spec thermal in a subtle striped quilted lining, the jacket is as stylish as it is functional in frigid temperatures.
For more on the collection and the brand’s heritage, see here.