Uncle Otis x Universal Works. 


As part of our latest SS21 collection, we have partnered with long-standing friends and Toronto based stockist Uncle Otis. Together we present the Uncle Otis x Universal Works Frogskin Camo Kyoto Work Jacket.

We spoke to Vince Lai store manager and buyer of Uncle Otis on the collaboration, “We couldn't be happier to announce our Future Friendship collaboration with Universal Works. A culmination of our relationship with co founders David & Stephanie and the rest of their team, this jacket shares the same joy and enthusiasm that our reunions are filled with. We are proud to have the entire Universal Works team help us mark our 30th anniversary with an extra special piece.

Since its introduction the Kyoto Work Jacket has become one of our favourite styles thanks to its versatility in styling and function. Our collaboration uses Universal Works Frogskin camo in desert and jungle sourced from one of their favourite textile mills in Osaka, Japan. Reversible Frogskin was first introduced in WWII when U.S. Marines were frequently changing terrains in battle and needed the ability to quickly adapt to their new surroundings. In honour of that functionality, our jacket features the same reversible ability, a first from Universal Works on the Kyoto Work Jacket. This piece features meticulous detailing, high functionality and uniqueness. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.”


"We have been working with our great friends in Toronto “Uncle Otis",  for 8 or 9 years now, so when they asked us to work on a special project with them this season we were delighted. After working together on our ideas we were happy that the collaboration became something quite unique and special.  The Kyoto Work Jacket is a newer style in our stable of contemporary workwear but it has quickly become a firm favourite. This reversible camo version is for me a nod to the versatility of the original military fabric but also a great fun treatment of both the style and fabric." says Universal Works co-founder and designer David Keyte.    




The Uncle Otis x Universal Works Kyoto Work Jacket features a wrap front with internal and external ties, 3 front pockets, 1 internal chest pocket, contrast collar and hem on the reversible side of the jacket.

The jackets are now available in limited numbers exclusively at Uncle Otis in Toronto, Canada and online with  Universal Works. 

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