King Apparel SS11 (Drop 2)

Following up their first delivery in quick succession, UK brand King present drop two of their Spring/Summer collection, made up of pieces from their Authentic, RS and Signature ranges. I’ve chosen to focus this post on the shirt, trouser and denim options from the brand, which really highlight the direction that King are taking things this year.

The key pieces for me in this second drop are the grey oxford and acid wash denim from the Signature range. Both pieces are fairly plain, but it’s the little details that make it for me. The Oxford comes with rounded collars and a contrasting top button (matching the woven label on the chest pocket), in the ‘signature’ King blue, while the denim comes with tonal grey stitching, with a running stitch finishing in a scripted ‘K’ logo on the back pockets. I’m beginning to favour washed denim recently, after being loyal to the raw variety for a good few years, and I really like the look of this grey option.

Of course, if raw is still your thing, King have you covered with their 13oz indigo denim, complete with Amber stitching, customisted buttons and rivets. Those who’ve followed the brand for a while will notice how subtle the Lion’s Mane pocket stitching is in comparison to some of the brand’s previous output, and I really like where they’ve taken it. There’s also the black cotton twill RS workwear pant, with tonal embroidered branding, for a lighter weight, Spring option. The Blue Madras shirt completes the RS range with the same contrasting top button and rounded collar.

This is a much smarter, subtle approach from King, and I’m definitely a fan. It’s all available online now from King Apparel, look out from more for the brand very soon.

Adam Scotland

One of the three founding members of THE DAILY STREET, Adam is our Editor at TDS. Adam works in the streetwear industry for Out Of Step Ltd., specialising in both USA and UK brands. He also contributes to The Hundreds website.

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