Universal Works was the brainchild of ex Paul Smith and Maharishi designer, David Keyte. David’s aim for Universal Works has always been to make honest mens clothing that focuses on fit and solid design, although never over-fussy. Much of the inspiration for Universal Works clothing came 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. 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.
Key pieces from the Universal Works Spring/Summer 2019 collection are the Road shirt in various floral and ikat prints, the new cotton twill Track trouser and the ever present Universal Works Bakers Jacket now in light cotton twill. This collection includes easy to wear garments that combine a modern fit with old style construction.