Founded back in 2010 by notoriously stylish Swede Mats Kilnberg, Trunk Clothiers shop on Chiltern Street has become a Marylebone mecca for men looking to populate their wardrobe with sleek, pared-back and sophisticated garments with a go-anywhere kinda vibe. Up until now, Klingberg and his team have done this through a well-curated selection of labels from around the world – but that’s all about to change, as Trunk has just launched its first own-brand line.
While a few ‘destination department stores’ have delved into in-house lines recently (mrporter.com’s Mr P label and matchesfashion’s Raey label spring to mind), Trunk has taken a slightly different approach by putting function, not fashion, at the heart of the collection. Each of the pieces in the drop is designed to be as seasonless as possible, employing lighter fabrics, fewer linings and amping up the role of layering.
Take the Montagu jacket, for example. Made from an Italian cotton twill, it’s been given a buggy lining so it doesn’t get too stuffy in the summer yet, will still hold its own against a stiff breeze come late autumn – and is a relaxed enough fit that a sweater can be slipped underneath for added warmth in the winter. Or the Walden jumper, where Trunk has chosen to use Geelong lambswool as it’s slightly heavier than a merino but still has a lovely soft handle and breathable in the summer.
On top of that, most items come in a selection of colours, all centring on the same main three – sandy beige, navy blue and forest green – so you can mix and match as needed whatever the season. Invest now, wear all year long.
Here’s a little selection of our favourites from the new collection.
Trunk Welsley merino cardigan in navy, £265
Trunk Walden Geelong crew neck flannel grey jumper, £175
Trunk Oldbury wash jacket in green, £295
Trunk Montagu light cotton twill trousers in navy, £185
Trunk Montagu light cotton twill jacket in beige, £590
Trunk Blandford harrington jacket in navy, £187.50
The collection is available now in store at Trunk Clothiers, 8 Chiltern Street, London, W1U 7PU, and trunkclothiers.com