According to all reports and authority, menswear is having a moment, but some players in the market have been ahead of the wave. For over a decade, Canadian brand wings+horns has been building momentum to steadily elevate itself to cult status among fashion enthusiasts. Founded by Craig Atkinson in 2004, the brand has built its reputation through its minimalist designs, strongly inspired by a Japanese aesthetic.
wings+horns debuted with a streetwear vision to then shift paradigms to focus on an edited line of menswear essentials. The streamlined design pushes forward basic pieces where casual style rhymes with high-quality basics, sourced fabrics and a reductionist appeal. Collections typically propose workwear inspired wardrobe staples such as henley shirts, chino pants, aviator jackets and leather sneakers with an innovative approach to textile, incorporating fabrics such as twill, wool, and neoprene. With a knack for a utilitarian look, the palette remains sober – grey, beige, khaki, black – and the silhouette, lean. The Spring/Summer collection stays athleisure-chic with its selection of shorts, sweatpants, bomber jackets, and hooded-pieces. Rugged will never have looked so good and tailored, in-tune with gentlemen looking for a style that is unfussy and elevated, while paying close attention to detail.
The brand also rose to prominence through successful collaborations with other brands. Last year, with Nanamica and Canada Goose on their radar, wings+horns released a collaborative line with Adidas, which sold out almost instantly. The label just announced they will be teaming up again with New Balance for the second time for a limited edition of sneakers. wings+horns’ flagship store and its brand are available worldwide from an extensive list of stockists.