There’s a lot happening in the world of menswear right now. New brands are emerging week-on-week, and even day-by-day on OPUMO. Heritage brands are switching up tradition and streetwear brands are moving into more luxurious lanes. But, Forét continues to move independently. The Danish brand decided that people needed a reason to slow down, go offline and explore nature and it does this by creating clothing that uses high-quality fabrics and mixes street style with classic silhouettes.
So, when the brand, headed up by Jeppe and Jesper, drops an entirely new collection filled with even more laidback and easy-to-wear essentials across a neutral colour palette, we thought you should be the first to know. Read on for 7 Forét clothing essentials that will be a shoo-in for your summer wardrobe.
Beyond its recognisable everyday aesthetic, Forét also excels in sustainability. This Spruce Sweatshirt is crafted from a GOTS-certified organic cotton, which is free from toxic pesticides and chemicals – and that means it doesn’t pollute drinking water and coastal life. Not only is the staple sweater conscious on its impact on the world, it’s will be a considered addition to your wardrobe too thanks to its textured blue branding and raglan sleeves – making it a comfortable and characterful alternative to your usual grey sweater.
Corduroy can come in all shapes and sizes nowadays – trousers and jackets in particular – and now shirting too. The Forét Frog Shirt has been handed a utility upgrade thanks to its agile and comfortable unstructured corduroy construction. Not only does it add a subtle texture to the shirt but it also means you can easily layer it up and wear it as an overshirt too, which is a godsend come the long summer nights.
Beyond the incredible wearable army colour hue that make these shorts a go-to for summer, these shorts also signify the importance of material choice when it comes to the summer essential. Crafted from a thick cotton canvas that is usually used for sails, tents and backpacks, these shorts are a far more sustainable and durable option compared to conventional cotton.
Once you own a Forét shirt then you know that the fit and fabric are great and you can wear them in almost any situation. This one – a new classic piece in the Forét range – is made from a soft flannel so it will make you feel both formal and relaxed but with a slightly different touch to your regular Oxford.
Here’s Foret again with another tee that is tailored to every eventuality – from the 9-to-5 workday right through to the weekend. This simple graphic t-shirt will accompany on all those adventures with its slightly oversized fit, the rider embroidered badge and Foret’s signature rope inside that symbolises craftsmanship, circular design and the four ground elements; air, water, earth and fire.
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If you enjoyed this, then read our exclusive interview with Forét founders Jeppe & Jesper as they explain how they work together alongside their routines, rituals and creativity.
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