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Talking Shop: Unionmade’s Todd Barket

  • Najib Benouar

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San Francisco’s menswear emporium Unionmade has been stocking some of the finest menswear this side of, well, anywhere for a while now—and as if that wasn’t already impressive enough, in the past few years they’ve been collaborating with some of their favorite labels to spectacular effect. With the third installment of their Indigo series hitting shelves this month and a new line of coats with Golden Bear launched on Monday, it’s almost impossible to keep up with all of the handsomeness they’re turning out. Luckily, we got to sit down with the mastermind behind it all, founder Todd Barket, to hear all about it.

Talking shop with Unionmade’s Todd Barket about their new exclusives, a few labels you probably haven’t heard of yet and more, after the jump.»

Unionmade Indigo, Round Two

  • Najib Benouar

San Francisco’s Unionmade unveiled their Indigo project last year—and it was some groundbreaking stuff. (We even felt the need to take a closer look.)

And they’ve just unveiled round two of the dozen or so collaborations, all garment-dyed in deep blue to produce a sea of handsomeness—from button-downs made in New England, to shawl-collar cardigans, to peacoats made in San Francisco. There’s even an indigo dye kit in case you’ve got something that you think should’ve been part of the collaboration.

If you can even find anything in your closet that isn’t already blue.

A Closer Look at Unionmade Indigo

California's Unionmade just unveiled a serious gift to the world’s denim-heads—an 18-piece collection assembled with some of menswear’s best brands (Unis, Farm Tactics and Raleigh Denim for starters) and a lustworthy quantity of 10.5 oz Cone Mills selvedge canvas.

It’s called Unionmade Indigo--and in the interest of getting behind the denim, we sat down with manager Spencer Lemon for a tour of the goods.

A Q&A on indigo, pea coats and the secrets of Japanese denim…»