Photography Journal And Blog To Celebrate UK Menswear
British manufacturing is getting a boost in the latest venture from acclaimed street style photographer Jonathan Daniel Pryce.
The 100 Beards talent has teamed up with journalist David Evans to document UK-made menswear and accessories through the Man/Men journal and blog.
By documenting a series of factory visits, interviews and photoshoots, the pair hope to showcase the talent and skill involved in the manufacturing processes of brands such as Private White V.C, Baartmans and Siegel, and Hancock.
A free print publication, to be distributed at the upcoming London Collections: Men (LC:M) event, will mark the launch of an online site with updates from the likes of Cambridge Satchel Company, John Lobb and E. Tautz.
Evans, who runs the Grey Fox blog, started compiling the list of companies whose products are made solely in the UK after writing an article for the Guardian, titled The Exciting Rebirth of British Menswear.
Pryce claims to have had an infatuation with the topic since the first LC:M back in 2012, but is wary of the lengths brands will go to be included.
“There’s a real lack of understanding and appreciation of design crafted in the UK by British men… Legally any brand can label their products as ‘Made in the UK’ if the finishing treatments to the product are completed here.”
Earlier in the week representatives from John Lewis, Marks & Spencer and Arcadia attended an event in London designed to inspire buyers and merchandisers to support UK manufacturers.
Images from the Man/Men project will receive their first outing at a pre-launch and exhibition event on Wednesday 12th June at Private White V.C’s London store.
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British Menswear Man/Men Project