story by Dana Varon
photos by Hamza
Copperwheat is known for their tapered tailoring and pattern-splashed pieces creating a unique juxtaposition of fine men’s clothing and fun streetwear. This season they uphold their aesthetic but their Urban Warrior is even more ready to take on the street in their mix of interchangeable pieces. Maroon, black, army green, some purple and dusky greys and blues dress the palette. Wool pants colored with the slightest tint of stripe (think black and blue), charcoal tweeds with thin leather pocket detailing and navy drop-crotch, tapered bottom pants were topped with printed long sleeved tee’s, hip fitting printed armed sweatshirts, vests, material collared/cuffed leather jackets, lightweight military ones and perfectly fit blazers. The latter featuring a navy cropped one with a shadow of their large pig prints. Also featuring the unique print is their trench. But there is something for everyone with their slightly quilt-like black and white suit in a map print, which looked marbley from a distance, and one in a take on camo creating a new warmer way to wear them. Real traditionals can don the dark brown pin striped suit. Ben Copperwheat, the line’s print designer, noted that their pieces are a take on the traditional with a rebellious edge-much like the English vibe where he is originally from and like their amazing tartan from former seasons. Lee Copperwheat, his tailor designer counterpart cousin, touched on their message that this season is about it just being real for the real man, melding their roots with New York City, and it looks like the duo achieved that.