Universal Works is one of those brands that continuously, season after season, produces collections that are both functional yet on trend. Less focused on fashion and more focused upon garment function and fit, Universal Works has remained a menswear favourite since the labels foundations way back in 2008. the brands creator, David Keyte. With over 20 years in the industry working for the like of Paul Smith and Maharishi, the brands promise of producing well made, easy to wear garments has been realised beyond a doubt.
Universal Works was inspired by David’s formative years growing up in a provincial midlands town in the seventies, part of a working class family that loved to dress well; seeing his Dad and Uncles in their work-wear and also when dressing for the weekend. Next, working as a sign-writers apprentice, whilst experiencing the development of eighties sporting and music subcultures. And finally a thirty-year span in the fashion industry. From Paul Smith to Maharishi he gained an education from and worked alongside some of the best in the industry.