Taylor Stitch just came up with a novel way to repackage its overstocked essentials: have cult fashion brand Atelier & Repairs make them into one-off masterpieces using contrasting fabric remnants. While some big-name brands "wouldn’t think twice about disposing of excess inventory to make room for next season by sending it to the incinerator or, worse still, the landfill," Taylor Stitch notes, that's not the way they do things.
"It’s no exaggeration to say that protecting the planet and its people factors into every single decision we make," they say, "and we’re incredibly proud of what we’ve accomplished thus far." Thus when faced with extra units of their Jack oxford shirts and classic chinos, the brand approached L.A.-based Atelier & Repairs founder Maurizio Donadi.
Atelier & Repairs "bears little resemblance to most boutique fashion houses," Taylor Stitch notes. "Rather than manufacturing new products, they salvage and repurpose deadstock, damaged, and otherwise discarded garments and materials." One of Donadi's signatures is adding bright patches of color or interesting fabric, which turned out to be the solution to reviving the T.S. oxfords and chinos.
The resulting collection "casts some of our most beloved silhouettes in a completely new light," the brand says. Just check out the results: the Atelier & Repairs Jack in Washed Blue Oxford—also available in Washed White—and the Atelier & Repairs Chino in Olive, British Khaki, and Navy. Quantities are strictly limited, so you'll want to get a jump on these ASAP.