The P&Co ‘Made In England’ Collection
Hailing from Birmingham’s buzzing creative district, P&Co was launched in 2013 by design duo Adison Clark & Lee Timms with the release of their first series of hand-printed tees. In the years that followed, the two Birmingham-based designers managed to establish a lifestyle concept based on a common love for motorcycle culture, classic flash tattoos and eye-catching graphic designs, with a loyal and passionate fanbase. The ever-growing collection of P&Co and the evolution of the brand, serves a dedicated customer base and includes not only print driven graphic tees but a well curated range of forward-thinking garments, accessories and lifestyle products. The legacy of P&Co is a testament to what hard work, dedication and passion can lead to.
Now, with the release of the P&Co ‘Made in England’ collection, the brand pushes its boundaries even further with domestic production and some fine fabric choices. The two piece capsule collection reflects an incredibly high level of quality in terms of design, fabric & craftsmanship, making the collection P&Co’s most ambitious project since their establishment 8 years ago.
Photo courtesy of Koen Kuik.
The ‘Made in England’ collection
A high-quality and locally made collection was something that the P&Co team have always been passionate about and working towards. It’s always been high on the agenda for the brand, but finding a manufacturer who could meet their high standard of quality wasn’t as easy as it might sound. In their search for a domestic factory who could create a product of a quality that aligned with the P&Co vision, they eventually found Blackburn-based Cookson & Clegg, which turned out to be the perfect match. Together with Cookson & Clegg, the brand has designed, developed and manufactured a high-quality capsule collection, entirely made in England.
In close cooperation with Cookson & Clegg, P&Co kept pushing the limit of the manufacturing process as they wanted to make the ‘Made in England’ collection superior in terms of quality, construction and design. In order to create a premium collection, the team carefully sourced every element of the products, seeking the highest quality possible. Whether they were looking for buttons, leather patches or the embroidery threads, the brand kept searching until they were sure it couldn’t be any better.
The premium and limited ‘Made in England’ collection sees the brand continue to push in a mature and developed direction, building on their initial success with refined and classic styling. We feel that the two-piece capsule collection is an embodiment of authenticity and craftsmanship, which shows relevance to the contemporary market while channeling the heritage of classic men’s style. Moving forward the brand intend to produce a Made in England collection every year, in order to support local manufacturing and offer a premium product.
Photo courtesy of Koen Kuik.
The 204 Selvedge Jeans
After successfully debuting in the denim scene with their Origin Selvedge Denim Jacket last year, P&Co is back with its first pair of selvedge denim jeans. The 204 Selvedge Jeans comes in the brands’ comfortable 204 regular tapered fit, providing room throughout the leg with a clean and crisp taper which offers a clean contemporary silhouette.
For the fabric P&Co sourced a beautiful and supple 15 oz. Italian selvedge denim fabric from renowned Italian mill Candiani Denim. The fabric is milled from 100% sustainably sourced organic cotton and is sanforized to eliminate shrinkage. The fabric has a beautiful blue hue, feels comfortable from day one, and is made to last. It’s got everything we love to see in a denim. The comfortable regular tapered fit combined with the fantastic fabric from Candiani makes for an infinitely wearable jean which promises to fade beautifully over time.
The 204 Selvedge Jeans feature some unique and signature details from P&Co as well as a number of subtle details which are taken from the heritage of Twentieth Century denim. The button-fly closure features branded buttons, which are, same as the rivets, made of antique nickel. The natural leather patch displays a debossed design and will evolve over time and wear, alongside the jeans. The unique arcuate, redline selvedge, and hand-numbering on the inside of the pocket bags add a further touch of class and authenticity to the jeans. The brand is also offering both 30″ and 32″ inseam lengths, which is a great addition for a small production run.
The A2 Deck Jacket
Taking its inspiration from an authentic military-issued USN A2 Deck Jacket, the P&CO A-2 Deck Jacket finds its origin in history. Worn by sailors during the Vietnam War of the ‘60s and ‘70s, the jacket features classic military detailing delivered in a unique and limited execution. With clear military influence, this isn’t a direct ‘reproduction’ but a contemporary take on a classic made for the modern man.
The A-2 Deck Jacket is made from a 10oz. Bedford Cord fabric, which originated from the similarly named English town Bedford. Bedford Cord is a strong and durable fabric made from a whaled cotton (resembling corduroy), with a stiff and unbrushed construction and a premium feel. The fabric is milled from 100% Pima cotton – exceptional quality cotton – and is lined with a wool blend to give additional warmth and protection against winter weather.
Taking its inspiration from the military, the jacket features details which are inherently practical as well as aesthetically pleasing. The jacket has storm cuffs and a buttoned storm front which prevents rain or wind from getting inside the jacket. It also has a button-down chest patch pocket, and hidden pocket inside the chest and cinch adjusters at the waist. Furthermore, the jacket features plastic-free corozo buttons and a dependable YKK zipper, all made to withstand the test of time and wear.
The 204 Selvedge Jeans and A2 Deck Jacket are handcrafted in a limited availability of 150 pieces per style, and are available for €255 and €410 respectively. All garments are hand-stamped and numbered in-house to reflect the limited nature of the collection. Available exclusively via the P&Co webstore from September 15th, for as long as stock lasts. And if the brand’s past releases are anything to go by, you won’t want to hang around to place an order. Bravo, P&Co.