If you haven’t heard of TukTuk, you need a firm slap on the wrist. Although a relatively new brand, TukTuk has gone from strength to strength, with pieces from their latest spring/summer 2012 collection already sold out. So who are TukTuk, and what makes them so unique?
Founded back in 2008, TukTuk fuses British styling and design with Southern Asian influences; the colours, tastes and scents of Sri Lanka all play a part in the design process. Offering not only clothing and must have accessories for the tech-savvy, TukTuk also offers a bespoke shirt service to customers. If you like the print but prefer a long sleeve, they’ll make it for you; if you like the fit but have your own fabric, they’ll make it for you; if you need the shirt in a custom size, they’ll make it for you… Get the idea?
Today we are going to take a look at the new SS12 TukTuk clothing collection that has just launched.
At first glance, each piece seems young and fresh, but when you view the collection as a whole in the SS12 Lookbook you can see it possesses an understated preppy feel – something that men of all ages could pull off with relative ease.
TukTuk’s Creative Director, Mark Scholes, says “Inspiration can come from my surroundings and day to day life; old record sleeves, festivals, fruit stalls. Anything really”. It’s clear to see from the collection, inspiration has been taken from a multitude of sources. The camera, peacock and flower prints are such unique designs, and ooze effortless cool. The Camera Print shirt is a real gem in the collection, so it’s not surprising to hear some sizes have sold out already. The fun Peacock print shirt is again, a real stand out piece, and brings yet another innovative design to the collection. Chinos in a number of on trend colourways, are perfect summer attire and a sure fire way of making sure you get noticed this season.
Finally, if you’re going for “Club Tropicana, drinks are free” style outfits this summer, look no further than the short sleeve pastel shirts.
TukTuk is a truly unique company offering over and above what other retailers do. Head over to their website for some Asian inspired tailoring.
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