Jimmy Q wearing Joshua Kane Bespoke. Photography Oleg Tolstoy
If you’re thinking that surname looks familiar, meet the editor-in-chief’s brother, self-styled bespoke bandit Joshua Kane. From today his new-ready-to-wear label is open for business. Joshua has acted as senior menswear designer for some of Britain’s most influential menswear fashion houses such as Paul Smith, Jaeger, and Burberry Prorsum, and the time has come for him to step out of the shadows.
As a classically trained tailor he’s created bespoke pieces for an enviable client list, there are lots of high-profile names in the pipeline but I’m afraid I’ve been sworn to secrecy!… for now.
Joshua takes inspiration from the life and style of legendary dandies such as Beau Brummel and infuses their sartorial elegance with crisp modernity and concentrated details. Reoccurring motifs include his signature tailoring shears, polka dots of varying proportions, and hidden surprises: if you look carefully you’ll find mini hat motifs in the linings of his headwear.
The debut Joshua Kane Bespoke ready-to-wear collection launches in limited runs as does a hat project that reinterprets the traditional fedora; elongating the brim, in four luxe finishes, and incorporating the tailoring scissors motif in opulent rose gold, sterling silver and brass pins.
Words: Hannah Kane