Sunspel X Monocle
After an interview in the Financial Times with Monocle editor, Tyler Brûlé, where he cited Sunspel as the ultimate underwear essential, Sunspel have launched a special collaborative Underwear line with the renowned magazine.
“As purveyors of taste and quality, Monocle have established themselves as world experts in all things sophisticated and stylish. Focusing on global affairs, business, culture and design, Monocle’s mission is to keep an eye on the world.
Combined with our 150 year experience in crafting the finest underwear, Sunspel X Monocle briefs are the combination of two brands’ passions for style and quality.”
“Looking through our archive, Monocle explored the hundreds of fabric samples, technical developments and colour swatches housed at our Long Eaton factory. They selected two stripes which are handmade by our expert machinists. These stripes were then crafted into our classic briefs. With over 150 years of editing and refining behind them, they are the ultimate in comfort and fit. Finished off with a navy contrast binding, our luxury underwear has been given the Monocle twist.”
“The two stripes are inspired by classic British style. During the 1960s, London became the epicentre for world fashion. Images of Twiggy shot by David Bailey came to represent the very core of British, and ultimately, world style. Inspired by this striking black and white photography, we developed the stripes out of deference to these iconic looks.”
“Using our unique superfine cotton, the navy and Irish cream stripe is an elegant and sophisticated pair of briefs which have a nautical note. A rich navy contrast binding modernises the design, and provides a sense of playfulness. More contemporary is the coffee and Irish cream stripe that offers a more subtle alternative.”
“The combination of knowledge and an acute understanding of style, the Monocle x Sunspel briefs are a truly unique addition to your wardrobe.”