Universal Works was the brainchild of ex Paul Smith and Maharishi designer, David Keyte. His aim for Universal Works was to was make honest clothing focusing on fit and solid design, although never over-fussy. Much of the inspiration came from Keyte’s formative years in the 70s growing up in a classic provincial midlands outpost, but part of a working class family unit that loved to dress well, his Dad and Uncles always in their workwear clothing, and then in their weekend attire. In 2008 Uni Works began to merge the two styles.
The Fall/Winter 2018 collection is based around the fictional Hotel De Luxe, the best hotel you NEVER stayed in - it is an imaginary place full of interesting characters, rich guests, tourists and workers. People in their best-looking outfits and people in uniform. The special edition Hotel De Luxe Uniform shirt embodies this with a full embroidered and flocked design on the reverse.
Key pieces for Fall/Winter are the ever present Universal Works Bakers shirt now in micro cord, Ikat Garage shirt, updated Universal Works N1 jacket thick wade cord Aston chino trousers and our personal fav, the fleece cardigan in three colour ways.