Sand-blasted and sun-bleached, the Spring Summer 2016 narrative takes us back to the desert dunes. The collection traces the journey of British Army’s Second World War pioneering Long Range Desert Group and captures the essence of the legendary 7th Armoured Group Desert Rats.
The range resonates with the functionality and practicality of desert utility uniforms through a selection of lightweight ‘sandstorm-ready’ outerwear including ghost-patrol jackets, combat overshirts, complimented by breathable desert-rat shirts and of course, an iconic Montgomery summer workwear blazer!
All authenticated by reference points & design details garnered in the IWM garment archive and cleverly adapted to incorporate the modern man’s essential mod-cons. Keep a lookout for re-purposed utility pockets, just the right size for your ipad!
The graphic cornerstone for the collection comes in the form of a brand new map camouflage print, inspired by a silk WW2 escape map which was found sewn into the beret by a member of the LRDG! Iconic insignia of XXX Corps, the Desert Rats and the LRDG scorpion feature throughout the graphic story.
Realm & Empire aficionados know that this clothing is not just about visual appeal – it shows appreciation for our forefathers, our history and the unique craft and design skills that have been developed over many years, all carefully infused with contemporary design and an unwavering attention to detail.
Enjoy the collection…