Humphries and Begg are the epitome of whimsy and fun. This handsome men’s brand produces the most eye-catching and mouth-watering clothes and accessories, combining classic designs and vibrant patterns to create a collection of incredibly unique pieces.
This British label began life as a love story in 2010, when handsome Robbie Humphries met the talented Alice Begg at the Secret Garden Party. After dating for a short while Alice discovered that she needed to travel to India for work, and she decided to ask Robbie to accompany her. Not only did love blossom in exotic India, but so did some serious fashion.
During their adventures in India, they had some clothes made for Robbie, tapping in to his love of bespoke tailoring, and from these designs the Humphries and Begg label was born.
Robbie says, “We took some fabric with us, and while there we got it made in to some jackets and trousers for me. When we got back, quite a few people liked my clothes and asked me where we got them from. We realized that we had something quite unique. Alice has a good eye for design- she did fashion at university- and I have an entrepreneur’s mind. With our powers combined we decided to set up a menswear company.”
Whilst in India they became heavily influenced by the ancient art of block printing and have since worked with a tailoring team to make hand made products using a 3000 year old technique. This method has led to the creation of some of the most vibrant and desirable shirts currently on the market.
“We take inspiration from classic Indian designs and choose our own colour palette. India is such a vibrant and colourful place,” Robbie adds.
Robbie and Alice continue to create a range of head-turning and sartorial menswear at their home in Portobello! The combination of classic cuts and bold patterns is the personification of British eccentricity. These striking designs are made for men who enjoy fun, humour and a classic martini (shaken, not stirred).
This season’s favourite piece is the bold Blue Lotus shirt, £45. This 100% cotton shirt is a shining example of what Humphries and Begg have to offer and excel at. The deep blue tones intertwined with the romantic lotus pattern would make Mr Darcy gasp in surprise and joy. Like Portobello Road itself, this shirt walks that perfect line between classic London and the vibrancy of the modern gentleman. This relaxed fit design comes in a variety of sizes, from 36-38” inch chest to a 42-44” in relaxed fit. The shirts in the collection are coloured using natural dyes – making each shirt both sustainable and unique.
Robbie believes that it is important for companies to take notice of the environment and the world around them. He says, “It’s important to be sustainable, without it the world, will eventually collapse on itself”.
Humphries and Begg offer a vast selection of exciting distinctive menswear, that you won’t find anywhere else. The jackets are a work of beauty, made using a traditional Saville row inspired jacket block. Each piece has a timeless fit and cut, yet comes in the classic Humphries and Begg colours! This dapper Club Green Jacket, £150, is both stylish and cutting-edge. Made from 100% linen with 100% cotton lining, this light weight jacket is the only way to stay wonderfully cool this summer.
Buy Online: http://www.humphriesandbegg.co.uk/
Phone: 07763 913 992
290 Portobello Road, London W10 5TE