R&E Journal // Your New Spring Uniform | Realm & Empire

R&E Journal // Your New Spring Uniform

Posted on April 13, 2016 by Realm & Empire

R&E Journal | Your New Spring Uniform

Refresh your wardrobe with pieces that are as smart and functional as your work space. For SS16, the practicality of original desert uniforms is brought bang up-to-date with features such as underarm ventilation, pockets to fit your iPad in and map pockets inspired by the British LRDG! 


Long Sleeve Desert Rat Shirt in Stone

Realm & Empire Long Sleeve Cotton Shirt in Stone

Formed in the sands of Africa during the Second World War, the ‘Desert Rat’ nickname of 7th Armoured Division nickname stems from the emblem worn by the soldiers – a North African rodent called a jerboa – which is said to have been adopted by the wife of the then commanding officer during a visit to Cairo Zoo! With influences pulled from traditional khaki drill, this brilliant summer shirt also features a unique button-down pocket shape inspired by WW2 Ghurka Brigades. 

Key features: 

  • 100% cotton oxford

  • Ghurka style oversized chest pockets

  • Button down collar

  • Slim-fit, long-sleeved with turn-back cuffs

  • Scooped front and back hemline


Montgomery Casual Blazer in Navy 

Realm & Empire Men's Casual Blazer in Navy Blue | Workwear

General Montgomery was one of Britain's most successful military commanders. In 1942 he led the Eighth Army to victory at the Second Battle of Alamein, which changed the tide in the North African Campaign. Featuring smart 'officer' patches on the shoulders and sleeves, our superb Monty 3-button blazer offers a workwear inspired take on the unstructured, casual blazer. We've even included a welt pocket just big enough for your iPad. Time to step things up a notch comrades!

Key features: 

  • Crafted from Cotton Twill 

  • Two -piece revere collar blazer

  • Oversized patch pockets & iPad welt pocket

  • Zip pocket with pen compartment

  • 3-button fastening 

  • Displaced forward shoulders for a relaxed, contemporary look


Ghost Patrol Zip-Thru Jacket in Green

Realm & Empire Men's Contrast Sleeve Work Chore Jacket in Green

With its contrast raglan sleeves, concealed zip and singular chest pocket  at first glance this is just once simple, helluva cool summer jacket. However, influenced by the LRDG's artfulness and meticulous attention=to-detail, we've stealthily concealed some pretty nifty functional features too. Keep a lookout for delicate stitch details and beautifully constructed utility pockets and even a handy department for your pen - clever, eh! As the Ghost Patrol's motto goes: not by strength by guile". 

Key features:

  • Crafted from Cotton Twill 

  • Zip thru jacket with collar

  • Slanted self-fabric patch pocket

  • Zip pocket with pen compartment

  • Contrast colour raglan sleeve

  • Garment-washed for a soft, vintage feel


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