The Subtle and Understated Classic Style of Universal Works

Universal Works is the brainchild of ex Paul Smith and Maharishi designer, David Keyte. Keyte’s aim for Universal Works has always been to make honest men's clothing that focuses on fit and solid design, and never being over-fussy.

Much of the inspiration for Universal Works' output comes from Keyte’s formative years in the 70s growing up in a classic provincial midlands outpost. As part of a working class family unit that loved to dress well, he saw that his dad and uncles were always either in their workwear clothing or their weekend attire.

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Wanting to explore this further, in 2008 he decided to merge these two styles with a label of his own, making sure that the fit and function of the clothing was the biggest priority.

Forever following the ethos of creating a great product that works, rather than fitting into current trends. This is the Universal Works way.

Universal Works Bakers Chore Jacket (Urban Mex Wool) - Chocolate/Black

One of the main staple shapes in the Universal Works arsenal is the Bakers Chore Jacket. This particular iteration of the classic piece is crafted from Urban Mex Wool, in a chocolate brown colouring, for a unique touch on the traditional chore jacket shape.

Featuring two open chest pockets, and two lower pockets, with a tonal button placket and regular collar. This unique piece enforces the statement of Universal Works' focus on functionality in their shapes and design.

Universal Works Cabin Jacket - Navy Blue

The Cabin Jacket is another perfect example of the Universal Works subtle and efficient persona. 

Cut in a short and boxy fit, this collarless cabin rail-worker style jacket features a four button-down front, two low large patch pockets and a single chest pocket.

Workwear style is apparent throughout all of the Universal Works pieces, making them timeless items that can be a part of your daily wardrobe for ever, as it never goes out of style, and for good reason.

Universal Works Bakers Pant - Chambray Indigo

As the perfect companion to the classic Bakers Jacket, the Bakers Pant are a wide leg pant made from the lightweight yet durable Chambray fabric, meaning they will definitely get you through the day, no matter what you throw at them.

Featuring a button fly, with two rear and side pockets. Truly completing the workwear outfit.


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Coming from the first collection launch in 2009, with Keyte working from his kitchen table, to becoming a staple in the contemporary workwear and everyday-wear fashion space.

Gaining a substantial following now across the globe, Universal Works are proud to remain an independent and small company, who always approach their work with passion and only working with factories that they trust, admire and are proud to be associated with.

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