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“The transition from boyhood to manhood requires rebellion.” A fundamental belief that in order to agitate growth or change subversion must occur is the underlying theme of Art Comes First‘s Spring/Summer 2017 delivery. Co-founders Shaka Maidoh and Sam Lambert call on the enduring appeal of the archetypal male rebel on the cusp of manhood to translate this notion into a cohesive collection.

As always, tailoring is the focus of the delivery. Maidoh and Lambert have been longtime students of a particularly British tailoring sensibility which they’ve again blended seamlessly with a punk aesthetic. Traditional button-front shirts are made lively with intricate prints in subtle color ways while trousers are neatly tailored and cuffed just at the ankle, giving them a sort of dapper appeal that belies their casual drape.

It’s exactly what we’ve all come to expect from the two traveling tailors who dream of sartorial alchemy and see the world in leather, grosgrain and tweed.

Art Comes First also recently produced a short film for Fred Perry. You can see it in full here. 

Words by Stephanie Smith-Strickland
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