New Universal Works at Newfangle Clothing

Our Iberian buddies at Newfangle are gradually making a real name for themselves.

Not content with adding the likes of Garbstore and Veras to their list of brands, their choice of Autumn/Winter Universal Works is smart too.

Once again David Keyte brand has delivered a collection which is true to the brand name. It is universal in that it has a strong utilitarian streak running through everything, and it’s all make with an honesty that suggests overtones of good, solid work.

The Keswick Jacket is made from British Millerain, a fabric which oozes Autumn. It’s also a nicely evolved shape and an unfussy, does-what-it-says-on-the-tin parka. Whether it be on the terraces or the trudge to work, it’s a good, solid, lined jacket for when you’ve got rain running down your face.


Next up is the Lambswool/Polyamide Fairisle sweater. The traditional fairisle pattern is given an asymmetrical twist to add a contemporary feel. It’ll also keep you snug as a bug in a rug this winter. No wardrobe is complete without a jumper with loads of little diamonds on it.


Third on the list is another item no wardrobe should be without. A good solid College Oxford shirt. Again though, there’s a slight twist in that a traditional item is given a minor makeover, with a small contrast between the fabrics used.


And finally, my favourite, and an item which has now entrenched itself as a key piece (yeah, I called it a piece) in the Universal Works collection, pretty much every season. Well, sort of. This Military Jacket is like the big brother to their more familiar Bakers Jacket. It’s like the Bakers Jacket with all extras added. It’s lined, it has more pockets but still has overtones of hard work and obviously the military look mentioned in the name. Either way it’s a cracker and like all Universal Works stuff, it won’t break the bank.


See all of this and more at Newfangle Clothing. They’ve still got quite a few sale bargains too.

Mark Smith

I had pizza for tea.

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