The Twelfth Letter
Established 2007 in a central Sydney basement by a creative duo with backgrounds in carpentry and the arts; Twelfth Letter has developed a reputation as an ‘alternative’ in men’s fashion. Neither sticking to the status quo nor following trends, the brand produces contemporary menswear whilst simultaneously injecting Scandinavian ideals with Aussie quirkiness – creating a unique look that is unlike any other fashion house in the mainstream today.
Although only a mere 5 years old, the brand has acquired a huge following in Australia and is looking to do the same here in the UK with the their latest collection for ASOS. Utilitarian in approach, the collection pushes the boundaries of modern menswear with over-sized, geometrically cut garments oozing individuality and bohemianism; perfect in what can sometimes feel like a mundane ‘samey’ world.
One of the items in the collection that particularly stood out to us here at FashionBeans was Twelfth Letters’ take on the Russian Trench Coat. Stripped back to its bare beginnings, the coat has been reworked over and over again to produce a jacket unparalleled to other trenches; it doesn’t feature untidy straps or a multitude of pockets, nor an abundance of fiddly buckles. However, what it does have to offer is once again ‘Individualism’.
The Russian Trench features irregular lapels; a three button double breasted front within an asymmetric front hem; a double belt that could be worn tied back or across the waist; and press stud straps to the cuffs and a jersey lining, which are suitable for the transitional months of February/March when there is a chill in the air.
Shop the full collection over at ASOS now.