We’ve always thought bespokery was the answer to most of the worlds problems (think about it, Geithner), but we never would have thought of it for the sporting world. But the Brits can only do soccer and tailoring for so long before they put the two together…
Umbro recently paired with Aitor Throup to produce a line of bespoke jersey for England’s national soccer team. Of course, Throup being Throup, that came along with a lot of high-minded anatomy and material design research, but the result a team with a set of well-shaped jerseys—and an Imperial sales bonus for Umbro.
The world outside prêt-a-porter can be a strange and frightening place. Case in point, this jacket from Aitor Throup. There are fashion statements of all kinds, but when you find yourself stitching rubber skulls to a suit jacket, it may be time to reconsider your aesthetic.
On the plus side, the skulls zip open, so you’ll have somewhere to put your blackberry.