Taking a break from their usual day job, UW co-founders Stephanie and David visited the photo studio out of hours and temporarily stepped in as photographer and model.
Jacket - Sand Ripstop Kyoto Jacket
Shirt - Raisin Patch Shirt
Pant - Brown Seersucker Military Chino
Shoe - UW x Sebago John
David tells us more about the origins of the Universal Works Kyoto Work Jacket.
"The Kyoto Work Jacket was inspired during the times I spent in Japan, and some of the old work jackets I found in the thrift and vintage stores there. Hard-wearing simple tie front garments which are practical but to a western eye look unusual, bringing to mind those judo lessons you tried to get out of as a school kid.
I really liked the style and how you could wear it in multiple ways and wanted to make a UW version keeping its simplicity of shape and its functionality.
A traditional style in Japan that could equally work in a contemporary setting, something very Universal Works I feel. It could be worn as a work jacket in the workshop with its tough fabrics and multiple pockets inside and out, it can be a cardigan at home or it can be an over-shirt with a simple tee. For me, it's a perfect combination of all three. We developed two versions for different fabrics and uses, the full wrap of the Kyoto Work Jacket and the more shallow fronted Tie-Front Jacket version. "