Fil Melange AW11 Premium Basics

Classic sportswear made with exceptional quality is what Tokyo based brand Fil Melange are all about. Using time honoured weaving processes such as loop wheeling and seamless tube cotton, the fabrics they produce are incredibly soft and honestly beautiful in there own right.

This AW11 collection of their premium basics is pretty simple, but as stated, it’s the workmanship that goes into producing the fabrics that sets these apart. Colour choices are on point, especially in the t-shirt department, but for me the standout piece is the ‘Vicks Hooded Sweat’, with it’s reverse weave cotton so that the grain goes across the garment rather than vertically. The hood is heavy weight and double lined, so you wont have the flimsy hood look that I come across far too often, and the branding is subtle – just the way I like it.

I can’t leave this without mentioning the navy melange ‘Vincent Sweat’ – with the contrast light and navy fabric, this is a timeless classic and will see you though Autumns year after year. You can probably tell i’m a little bit in love with these pieces, but check them out for yourself and let us know what you think.

The collection is available now from Oi Polloi.

James Clothier

James is a freelance photographer. As well as being a talent behind the lens, James also has a passion for Menswear.

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