Levi Palmer and Matthew Harding, the creative duo behind palmer//harding have always pushed boundaries. Blurring the lines between masculine and feminine, structured yet fluid; their designs tear up the rulebook on how a shirt should look, creating classic yet contemporary pieces that have won them a legion of loyal fans (including a certain Mrs Obama).
Interestingly, their premier menswear collection comes at a time when there seems to be a natural shift away from streetwear, toward a more structured silhouette. If the aw19 runways are anything to go by, it seems that men will be embracing a more refined look come fall. This capsule is the perfect way to breathe fresh energy into an item that is often rather basic in most wardrobes.
You can tell by just looking at the collection that this is the work of palmer//harding. Their signature fabrications (echoing their sp19 womenswear offering) in easy to wear yet directional pieces really are something special.
Taking traditional tailoring elements and subverting them is something that they excel in, and it really translates well into this menswear offering. Traditionally masculine silhouettes are offset against softer fabrications, paired with details like contrasting stripes in rich satin twill, oversize cuffs, grandad collars and tunic lengths.
Construction and deconstruction all play a pivotal role in this capsule (as well as in their womenswear line), all while retaining a perfect cut and fit. Men have been experimenting with the palmer//harding way of shirting for a while now, and this collection is sure to be exactly what they have been waiting for, while no doubt attracting a whole new fanbase of men who appreciate a twisted classic.
The collection is a partnership with the brand’s long time retail partner matchesfashion.com and is available to buy now.