These days, the word ‘quality’ is bandied around so frequently that all original meaning is fast becoming lost; particularly in the realm of modern menswear. Rest assured, however, that every item of apparel carrying the Realm & Empire emblem lives up to the truest sense of that term.
At R/E we believe that looking good needn’t be a troublesome task – after all, our motto is hard-wearing, not hard work. And with our inspiration sourced directly from Britain’s finest military archive, you can be sure that we’re following in good company.
Functionality is the prevailing notion, from well-cut fabrics to durable finishes. Pockets are oversized, elbows are patched, and the lining of our winter coats is military grade. Features include removable hoods, gunmetal buttons, draw-cord waists, wind-proof cuffs… everything to make our clothing work better. Even our hoodies have been updated with handy Engineer details.
As always, all of our knitwear is made right here in the UK – from our popular Submariner Roll Necks to our military-issue style Commando Beanies. And a particular mention goes out to our range of indigo garments, new for AW16 and offering unique beauty with each and every wash.
And whilst we’re talking details, let’s not forget the Realm & Empire label markings. Every single piece in our range carries our shuttle loom back neck label, together with an ID label bearing a completely unique number, cleverly hidden by a removable strip. Pay attention to the details and the value speaks for itself…
So that’s where we stand when it comes to definitions of quality. Well-made, comfortable, hard-wearing clothing designed to stand the test of time? Sounds about right to us.