Universal Works introduces Collection 29 AW23, ‘Far From Memphis’. In a break from the usual service, this collection takes a new route, zipping across an imagined American landscape, straight out of a Jim Jarmusch film. It blends Jarmusch's signature hapless anti-hero with effortless references to iconic rockabilly and early rock 'n' roll. In the spirit of Jarmusch's influence, we draw inspiration from The Clash, the legendary British band renowned for appropriating military clothing for anti-establishment expression. The amalgamation of these diverging influences results in a cohesive whole—a fusion of sartorial flair, sportswear, military details, and vintage Americana.
Texture, pattern, and silhouette collide to daring effect. Deep pile fleece jackets appear in bold camo and floral motifs, while utilitarian workwear jackets are cut from dusty pink herringbone wool. A classic jeep coat feels like just the sort of thing that would keep you warm on a never-ending train journey across the American interior.
Layering is also key to proceedings, with overshirts and gilets that can be worn in endless combinations. Thick, heritage- inspired checked flannels meet military-style quilted liners for an undeniably tactile appeal. As you might expect, the cuts are kept relaxed and roomy, offering that easy-wearing sensibility that underpins almost everything we do. Casual tailoring comfortably blends with utilitarian elements, effortlessly bridging the gap between tailored pieces and loungewear.
In a diversion from our usual upbeat sensibilities, AW23 marks a collection that propels our well-established design language toward new frontiers, creating a result that feels both novel and familiar. You're left (we hope) with a sense of everything that shouldn't work, working in unity, and somehow harmoniously sewn together with peace, love, and soul.
- Three Button Jacket in Charcoal Reuse Wool Mix (Coming Soon)
- Work Shirt in Wool Mix Flannel Brown Check (Coming Soon)
- Pleated Track Pant in Charcoal Reuse Wool Mix (Coming Soon)
- Universal Works Watch Cap in Camel Wool (Coming Soon)
- Five Pocket Jacket in Brown Italian Pinstripe (Coming soon)
- L/S Camp Shirt in Brown Delos 8 Cotton
- Pleated Track Pant in Brown Italian Pinstripe (Coming soon)
- Three Button Jacket in Corn Cord (Coming soon)
- Vale Half Zip in Navy Brushback Sweat Navy
- Military Chino in Corn Cord (Coming soon)
- Baseball Hat in Navy Canvas
- Field Jacket in Pink Wool Fleece
- Zip Waistcoat in Pink Wool Fleece
- Pleated Track Pant in Navy Wool Cotton Seersucker
- Short watch Cap in Kilcarra Navy Wool Marl
- Reversible Kyoto Work Jacket in Light Olive Twill Sherpa (Coming soon)
- Cardigan in Brown Flower Fleece
- Pullover LS Shirt in Olive Super Fine Cord (Coming soon)
- Pleated Track Pant in Liquorice Cord
- Short Watch Cap in Khaki British Wool