"If it doesn't affect me then I'm not interested" is a sentiment that Portobello-based The Garbstore feels has taken hold of our society. As a direct affront to this, for their fifth own-brand Garbstore collection, they pay tribute to those that take pride in helping one's community, hence the name 'General Public'.
Since their first collection in A/W '07, Garbstore has been synonymous with their dedication to high quality denim, and now they have incorporated more casual vintage-styled elements like track sweatshirts, varsity cardigans and ribbed t-shirts.
The military roots of The Garbstore plays out with an unusual reproduction of Japanese World War One corded cloth, which features heavy duty stitching for durability that is then applied to an English Warden coat in a bridging of ex-wartime nations. With such attention to detail, the cuts and materials used make them a brand focused on simple products of high end quality. Mountain Providence parkas tailored in a tight weave Japanese canvas again maintain their values of 'unfamiliar vintage' by transforming unlikely fabrics into modern adaptations.
Garbstore, 188 Kensington Park Road, Portobello, London W11 2ES