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Embroidered Cotton-twill Jacket - Black
€270.00
Embroidered Cotton-twill Jacket - Black
EXCLUSIVE AT MRPORTER.COM. Universal Works ' cotton-twill chore jacket is embroidered with 'Love Peace Soul' and a hibiscus flower that's featured throughout the AW18 collection. The boxy silhouette references blue-collar uniforms that founder Mr David Keyte recalls from growing up in the English Midlands. Shown here with Universal Works T-shirt, Universal Works trousers, Converse sneakers. - - Midnight-blue cotton-twill - Classic collar, buttoned cuffs, chest and two front patch pockets, ivory and saffron embroidery - Two-way zip fastening - 100% cotton - Machine wash
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Wide-leg Panelled Indigo-dyed Cotton Shorts - Indigo
€310.00
Wide-leg Panelled Indigo-dyed Cotton Shorts - Indigo
EXCLUSIVE AT MRPORTER.COM. Universal Works ' collections are inspired by workwear from the '70s. These wide-cut shorts are made from panels of indigo-dyed cotton printed with an array of miniature symbols such as stars, dots and playing card suits. They're finished with handy buttoned waist tabs so you can easily adjust the fit. Wear them with the coordinating shirt. Shown here with AMI T-shirt, New Balance sneakers. - - Indigo and light-blue cotton - Belt loops, buttoned waist tabs, four pockets - Button fastenings - 100% cotton; buttons: 100% horn (buffalo) - Machine wash
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Printed Cotton-jersey T-shirt - Blue
€50.00
Printed Cotton-jersey T-shirt - Blue
EXCLUSIVE AT MRPORTER.COM. Mr David Keyte apprenticed as a sign-writer, so it's no surprise he's great at coming up with cool motifs like the anchor that's printed on this tee. Made from cotton-jersey, it's adorned with Universal Works ' initials and finished off with a ribbed crew neck. Shown here with Universal Works trousers, Universal Works jacket, Converse sneakers. - - Light-blue and white cotton-jersey - Crew neck - 100% cotton - Machine wash - Imported
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Cotton-ripstop Jacket - Navy
€260.00
Cotton-ripstop Jacket - Navy
EXCLUSIVE AT MRPORTER.COM. This Universal Works chore jacket is based on one Mr David Keyte's father used to wear on the job as a baker. Made from cotton-ripstop and lined in breathable voile, it fastens with traditional horn buttons and has elasticated cuffs. Team yours with the matching trousers or a pair of tapered chinos. Shown here with Universal Works trousers, Universal Works shirt, Converse sneakers. - - Midnight-blue cotton-ripstop - Classic collar, elasticated cuffs, two front snap-fastening flap pockets, fully lined - Button fastenings - 100% cotton - Machine wash
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Cotton And Linen-blend Shirt - Ecru
€180.00
Cotton And Linen-blend Shirt - Ecru
EXCLUSIVE AT MRPORTER.COM. You know that whole utilitarian, workwear vibe that's dominated menswear for the last 10 years or so? Well, you can thank Universal Works for kick-starting the trend. This short-sleeved field shirt is cut from a lightweight cotton and linen-blend and has four patch pockets. The boxy fit means it looks great worn open over a tee like this one. Shown here with Universal Works trousers, New Balance sneakers. - - Ecru cotton and linen-blend - Classic collar, two chest and two front patch pockets, side slits - Button fastenings - 88% cotton, 12% linen - Machine wash
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Tapered Pleated Slub Cotton And Linen-blend Trousers - Blue
€200.00
Tapered Pleated Slub Cotton And Linen-blend Trousers - Blue
EXCLUSIVE AT MRPORTER.COM. Universal Works founder Mr David Keyte was part of Nottingham's fashion-obsessive Northern Soul scene growing up, so he's more than a little particular when it comes to the cut and fit of his clothes. These trousers are tailored from a slub cotton and linen-blend that's pleated for a roomy, comfortable feel. They're finished with upturned cuffs and horn buttons. Shown here with Universal Works T-shirt, Universal Works jacket, Converse sneakers. - - Storm-blue slub cotton and linen-blend - Front pleats, four pockets, cuffed hems - Button fastenings - 88% cotton, 12% linen - Machine wash
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Ikat Cotton Shirt - Red
€155.00
Ikat Cotton Shirt - Red
EXCLUSIVE AT MRPORTER.COM. Universal Works founder Mr David Keyte says he doesn't really have a five-year plan for the brand; the designer would prefer to just carry on doing his thing. We're happy to hear that, as 'doing his thing' results in cool pieces like this shirt. It's hand-woven from cotton in a blurry ikat motif - the SS18 collection is inspired by traditional African patterns. Shown here with Universal Works trousers, AMI T-shirt, New Balance sneakers. - - Red and ecru cotton - Classic collar, chest patch pocket, side slits - Button fastenings - 100% cotton - Machine wash
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Patchwork Printed Cotton Shirt - Red
€155.00
Patchwork Printed Cotton Shirt - Red
EXCLUSIVE AT MRPORTER.COM. Universal Works Mr David Keyte is inspired by the stuff his dad wore in the '60s and '70s. Made from a patchwork of paisley-print cotton, this shirt is cut in a retro boxy fit. Leave the collar unbuttoned to keep it feeling relaxed. Shown here with Universal Works trousers, NN07 T-shirt, Converse sneakers. - - Tonal-red and ecru cotton - Classic collar, chest patch pocket, side slits - Button fastenings - 100% cotton - Machine wash
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Embroidered Cotton-twill Shorts - Navy
€150.00
Embroidered Cotton-twill Shorts - Navy
EXCLUSIVE AT MRPORTER.COM. Universal Works founder Mr David Keyte draws inspiration from his upbringing in the English Midlands during the '70s, in particular, the workwear his father and uncles would wear. These shorts are cut from midnight-blue cotton-twill and embroidered with tonal crosses, save for a single contrasting red one. Style yours with the coordinating overshirt. Shown here with Universal Works T-shirt, Converse sneakers. - - Midnight-blue cotton-twill - Belt loops, four pockets, blue and red embroidery - Button fastenings - 100% cotton - Dry clean
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Loopback Cotton-jersey Sweatshirt - Blue
€90.00
Loopback Cotton-jersey Sweatshirt - Blue
Mr David Keyte started Universal Works from his kitchen table in 2009 with the goal of making "real and honest" clothes. Nearly ten years down the line, pieces like this sweatshirt prove it's worked out well so far. Cut from 'Cornish Blue' loopback cotton-jersey, it comes in a relaxed fit that isn't too slouchy. Shown here with Universal Works shorts, Universal Works T-shirt, New Balance sneakers. - - Light-blue loopback cotton-jersey - Crew neck, ribbed trims - 100% cotton - Machine wash - Designer colour: Cornish Blue
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Printed Cotton-jersey T-shirt - Gray
€50.00
Printed Cotton-jersey T-shirt - Gray
EXCLUSIVE AT MR PORTER.COM. Universal Works founder Mr David Keyte says he first became interested in fashion aged 11 or 12; it was right around the time the designer resolved never to let his mother buy him clothes. He's stuck to his guns, except now he designs them, too. This cotton-jersey T-shirt is printed with an anchor at the chest and on the reverse - the motif runs throughout the brand's SS18 collection which celebrates "the colours of a Cornish summer". Shown here with Universal Works shorts, Converse sneakers, David Yurman bracelet. - - Light-grey and white cotton-jersey - Ribbed crew neck - 100% cotton - Machine wash
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Embroidered Cotton-twill Overshirt - Navy
€215.00
Embroidered Cotton-twill Overshirt - Navy
EXCLUSIVE AT MRPORTER.COM. Artists, writers and musicians all help to shape and inform Universal Works ' collections. Part of our first drop from the British brand, this midnight-blue overshirt is cut from cotton-twill and embroidered with crosses. Wear it with jeans or the matching shorts. Shown here with Universal Works T-shirt, Converse sneakers. - - Midnight-blue cotton-twill - Classic collar, chest and two front patch pockets, blue and red embroidery - Button fastenings - 100% cotton - Machine wash
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Tapered Pleated Cotton-ripstop Trousers - Navy
€235.00
Tapered Pleated Cotton-ripstop Trousers - Navy
EXCLUSIVE AT MRPORTER.COM. Before turning his hand to design, Universal Works ' Mr David Keyte was a coal miner in the English Midlands, and those blue-collar uniforms inspire his collections today. These trousers are tailored from cotton-ripstop that's pleated twice through the front for comfort and ease of movement. Wear them with the matching utility jacket. Shown here with Universal Works shirt, AMI T-shirt, New Balance sneakers. - - Midnight-blue cotton-ripstop - Belt loops, four pockets, front pleats, cuffed hems - Button and zip fastening - 100% cotton - Dry clean
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Camp-collar Printed Cotton Shirt - Navy
€125.00
Camp-collar Printed Cotton Shirt - Navy
EXCLUSIVE AT MRPORTER.COM. Universal Works is known for its cool, eye-catching prints, like the summery hibiscus and bamboo motif on this camp-collar shirt. It's cut for retro boxy fit from lightweight cotton and has a chest patch pocket perfect for tucking sunglasses into. Shown here with Universal Works trousers, Converse sneakers, Mikia bracelet. - - Multicoloured cotton - Classic collar, chest patch pocket, side slits - Button fastenings - 100% cotton - Machine wash
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Tapered Pleated Slub Cotton And Linen-blend Trousers - Brown
€200.00
Tapered Pleated Slub Cotton And Linen-blend Trousers - Brown
EXCLUSIVE AT MRPORTER.COM. In The Journal , we highlighted the roomy fit of pleated trousers, and how they are perfect for summer. Universal Works ' pair is tailored from a slub cotton and linen-blend that makes them feel even more airy. The mushroom colour goes with just about anything. Shown here with Universal Works jacket, Universal Works shirt, Converse sneakers. - - Mushroom slub cotton and linen-blend - Front pleats, four pockets, cuffed hems - Button fastenings - 88% cotton, 12% linen - Machine wash
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Patchwork Printed Cotton Shirt - Navy
€155.00
Patchwork Printed Cotton Shirt - Navy
EXCLUSIVE AT MRPORTER.COM. Universal Works ' founder Mr David Keyte says his grandad is his muse, and loves the way he managed to pull off clashing, mismatched clothes. That inspiration is clear in pieces like this patchwork shirt, which is made from a medley of paisley-patterned cotton. It's cut in a boxy fit and has relaxed side slits. Shown here with Universal Works trousers, Converse sneakers, Mikia bracelet. - - Tonal-blue and ecru cotton - Classic collar, chest patch pocket, side slits - Button fastenings - 100% cotton - Machine wash
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Appliquéd Cotton Cardigan - Cream
€275.00
Appliquéd Cotton Cardigan - Cream
EXCLUSIVE AT MRPORTER.COM. Growing up, Mr David Keyte was a regular face in Nottingham's Northern Soul scene, and his designs for Universal Works revisit many of the trends that burgeoned in the dance halls. This cardigan ticks two boxes with its retro shape and fleece appliqué. It's knitted from thick cream cotton and fastens with horn buttons. Shown here with Universal Works trousers, Universal Works T-shirt, New Balance sneakers. - - Cream cotton - Beige appliqué, front patch pockets, ribbed trims - Button fastenings - 100% cotton - Machine wash
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N1 Faux Shearling-trimmed Cotton-twill Jacket - Army green
€230.00
N1 Faux Shearling-trimmed Cotton-twill Jacket - Army green
Mr David Keyte has a long-standing obsession with workwear, so the designer really does his research when it comes to nailing authentic details. Universal Works ' latest jacket is an update on the 'N1' style issued to the US Navy in the '40s and comes with a fuzzy faux shearling lining to keep you toasty. Made from substantial cotton-twill, it's equipped with front pockets angled so you can comfortably warm your hands inside them. Shown here with Universal Works sweater, A.P.C. jeans, Converse sneakers. - - Army-green cotton-twill, cream faux shearling - Chest flap pocket, two front welt pockets, two internal pockets, partially lined - Button fastenings - 100% cotton; lining: 100% polyester - Machine wash
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Bakers Cotton-corduroy Jacket - Midnight blue
€240.00
Bakers Cotton-corduroy Jacket - Midnight blue
Since Universal Works launched its first collection a decade ago, this jacket has been its top-seller every year - it's modelled after the one Mr David Keyte's father used to wear while working in his bakery. The substantial cotton-corduroy is insulating without feeling bulky, and the regular cut means you can comfortably wear layers underneath. Shown here with Universal Works trousers, Universal Works T-shirt, Converse sneakers. - - Midnight-blue cotton-corduroy - Chest and three front patch pockets, fully lined - Button fastenings - 100% cotton; lining1: 100% cotton; lining2: 100% polyester - Machine wash
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Ribbed Wool-blend Sweater - Orange
€150.00
Ribbed Wool-blend Sweater - Orange
Universal Works ' pullover is an homage to what it calls "fishermen's sweaters of old" - brand founder Mr David Keyte is inspired by memories of growing up in the English Midlands. It's rib-knitted from a thick, durable wool-blend in a burnt-orange colour that goes well with neutrals. Shown here with Universal Works trousers, A.P.C. jacket, Converse sneakers. - - Burnt-orange wool-blend - Crew neck, ribbed trims - 80% wool, 20% polyamide - Dry clean
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Pleated Cotton-corduroy Trousers - Midnight blue
€145.00
Pleated Cotton-corduroy Trousers - Midnight blue
Universal Works ' trousers combine the smart elements of tailoring with the comfort and ease of track pants. Made from soft cotton-corduroy, they're shaped by an elasticated waistband and front pleats to provide a roomy fit. Shown here with Universal Works sweater, Universal Works jacket, J.Crew T-shirt, New Balance sneakers. - - Midnight-blue cotton-corduroy - Belt loops, elasticated waistband, front pleats, two front slash pockets, back buttoned pockets - Button fastenings - 100% cotton - Machine wash
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