Collingwood menswear label Stetig is forcing you to meet the clothing’s maker by stitching their details into your new garments. It’s not as crazy as it sounds. It’s actually kind of cool.
A decipherable code outlining when, where, and who made the clothing is found right where you would traditionally stitch a monogram. By forcing consumers to confront their fashion choices, Stetig aims to re-humanise the manufacturing process.
Beyond its humanitarian, code-breaking agenda, Stetig is a slow fashion label that describes its style as a ‘fusion of heritage tailoring, utilitarian workwear, and streetwear.’
The first clothing release comprises wardrobe staples such as a short sleeve, three-button polo shirt in navy, a minimal true-red tee with elbow-length sleeves and a classic-styled dress shirt with a relaxed square fit and an inverted box pleat in back. Double pleated trousers available with multiple colour choices and a versatile dropped shoulder jacket round-out the initial drop.
All garments are made from the finest cotton, linen, silk and Japanese wool. Instead of releasing a new collection each season, Stetig promotes an evolving design process, continuously building upon the previous generation of clothing.
Stetig founder Alister Sluiter, who operates out of a Smith Street studio amongst other like-minded creatives, makes each garment from the first release himself, so it’s his details you will find in the decipherable code. All garments are made-to-order and available from the online store linked here and again below.
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