At Gentleman’s Journal, we’re big backers of Sir Plus. Why? Because it’s a brand that ticks all the right boxes. Reimagining British workwear classics made from upcycled offcuts and surplus materials (get it?), the London-based house not only offers some of the sleekest heritage-style garments in the UK today, but it does so in the most eco-friendly, sustainable way possible.
And the label’s new spring collection remains true to the brand ethos. Once again inspired by rugged workwear, Sir Plus’ latest range combines timeless designs with utilitarian fabrics and relaxed silhouettes, and this is evident in the Mandarin jacket – one of the season’s standout pieces. Crafted in England, but inspired by traditional Chinese workwear, it consists of either surplus cotton seersucker or navy velvet, comes in a roomy fit that allows for ease of movement and incorporates details – such as the hang-made frog knot buttons or the hidden-entry pockets – that add subtle hits of finesse.
Another of the collection’s hero pieces – the new Cuban shirt – also further emphasises Sir Plus’ knack for sourcing quality leftover fabrics. Each style of shirt is made from a different printed surplus cotton – Hawaiian, geometric paisley, white jacquard and plain navy – and is only available in limited numbers.
However, just because the collection sticks to the same winning formula that’s made Sir Plus a go-to in the world of menswear, that doesn’t mean innovation hasn’t taken place. Notably, the brand’s signature style, the Nehru jacket, has been revamped to appear more like a chore jacket, and is now available in an unlined version in either a sturdy cotton twill or linen-cotton blend. But traditionalists, fret not, for the classic Nehru design is still available and comes in linen finishes – the ideal item to wear for a summer wedding or for everyday use.
So, if you’re looking to revamp your wardrobe for spring, but want to do so with an eco-friendly eye, look no further than Sir Plus.
Sir Plus spring collection