Words by David Keyte.

Growing up on housing estates in the 1980’s we all had a uniform of sorts- for many it was the ubiquitous polyester “tracksuit”- beloved by both sports stars and hip hop artists alike. For me personally, it was about mixing it with other elements, like a track jacket with a smart pant, or a track trouser with a formal jacket. I have always loved that mix of wearing sportswear with formal attire, basics with luxury, modern with vintage. So when we felt it was time to make our own version of the famous two-piece in static-loving polyester I really wanted to do two things.

Firstly, I wanted to create a cool, comfortable shape and silhouette, basing the 'K Track Pant' on our Japanese inspired 'Kyoto Work Pants' and the 'Track Top' on a slightly oversized 80’s version with a loose hood and oversized pockets; both with a bold contrast stripe. The second important feature was the fabric itself- I didn't want to add to the mountain of polyester waste out there, preferring to work only with post-consumer recycled polyester fibres, and of course, thinking about the longevity of the garment, made with care (and soul!)

And whilst the design and development of this idea started long before the advent of spending much more time indoors, on the sofa, the 'K Track Pant' and 'Hooded Jacket' is fast becoming part of the lockdown loungewear lux- it was never just going to be another tracksuit.

 

Browse our K Track Suit here.

 

 

 

Photo Credit - 80's Casual Classics , Run DMC   

 

Photo Credit - Dead stock Utopia - Daley Thompson

 

 

 

Browse our K Track Suit here.