R-E is a contemporary menswear brand. Building collections inspired by the findings we uncover in the Imperial War Museums archives. We engineer garments that are built to last and to age with character.
Established in 2011, Realm & Empire launched its first collection for SS12 and has quickly carved a niche as a brand that is not only visually appealing, but British inspired to the core.
With a journal in our back pocket, a camera to hand and a genuine enthusiasm for scouting out interesting pieces of the past, each new season begins with a new field trip to IWM (Imperial War Museums), where inspiration is sought and investigated sifting through archived garments, documents, artefacts and photographs, made accessible to us by IWM, as references for each collection.
It is a unique collaboration that sees an archive of overwhelming historical importance creatively interpreted by our own team into contemporary, stylish menswear collections. The authority of IWM ensures all Realm & Empire apparel is fundamentally inspired by real history and British heritage.
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