Over the past few years, Wax London has firmly cemented itself as a key player on the contemporary UK menswear scene. All of the label's British-made pieces, from its outerwear and overshirts to T-shirts and shorts, boast an understated workwear-inspired aesthetic and inherent functionality that engenders ultimate versatility. These are garments designed to transcend seasons, made to be worn time and again for years to come.
Wax London's new Autumn/Winter '20 collection, entitled 'Nostalgia' masterfully demonstrates the label's signature fusion of quintessential British design with Scandinavian minimalism and ease of wear. It harnesses relaxed '90s-style silhouettes and cuts, resulting in classic casual staples with an ultra-comfortable, slightly lived-in feel. According to the brand, "The starting point for the collection was a look back to our childhoods, and the nostalgic moments that helped forge who we are today."
Here are some of our favourite pieces from the collection.
Brown Heavy Denim Chet Overshirt
This is exactly the type of overshirt jacket that Wax envisages jazz legend Chet Baker wearing in 2020. Crafted from a heavy partly recycled cotton twill with multiple deep pockets, it offers a functional workwear-inspired take on a standard denim jacket. Layer it under a heavier coat and team with selvedge denim jeans for an easy autumn look.
Navy Hayden Long Sleeve T-Shirt
You can never go wrong with a plain long sleeve tee and this simple navy T-shirt from Wax ticks all the boxes. Made from organic cotton in a relaxed fit, it's as comfortable as they come and destined to become a failsafe wardrobe staple.
Tan/Ecru Dean T-Shirt
While on first glance this may look like any other striped T-shirt, there's much more to it. In classic Wax London fashion, meticulous attention to detail has been afforded to the manufacturing: Loop back jersey fabrication and contrast stitching on the chest pocket elevate this classic tee to a next-level wardrobe essential.
Navy Heavy Denim Kurt Trousers
Named in honour of that legendary '90s frontman, these relaxed denim trousers effortlessly blend workwear with loungewear for a laidback look that's hard to beat. The soft cotton material and drawstring waist lend the trousers a level of comfort you wouldn't normally expect from denim.
Archer Ecru Long Sleeve T-Shirt
Another comfortable classic, this logo-emblazoned long sleeve T-shirt gets top points for versatility. Plus, with the label's Global Wax felt logo on the chest, you'll be reminded that you're doing good for the planet by purchasing 100% organic cotton that's guaranteed to stand the test of time.