It’s a fine line between being “authentic” and simply playing dress up. Yet, if there’s ever been a label that’s hit that golden sweet spot between these two concepts it’s England’s North Sea Clothing. While we’ve followed and worn North Sea for some time, we got another chance to marvel at the brand’s bullet proof collection first hand in London a few weeks back at the Pop Up Flea and it was a reminder as to just how good this stuff is.
North Sea’s brand of “Whatever Weather” throwback knits are the realest of real deals, using the specifications of vintage WWII era sweaters as the jumping off point for their designs. Fortunately for us though, Mr Neil Starr, the brilliant mind behind the brand, has adapted its fits for the modern man. From the Submariner turtleneck which looks like a leftover from Hemingway’s closet, to their Intrepid pullover, a traditional Norwegian sweater on steroids, North Seas knits are truly unmatched. Genuine reproductions recut for everyday wear? It truly doesn’t get much better than that. —JG