YMC is a true British mainstay and is an example of how a willingness to evolve and refine ideas and craft can serve incredibly well. Since the brand's inception in 1995, You Must Create, or YMC as they are more commonly known, have built a reputation for amalgamating classic menswear styles with contemporary patterns and forward-thinking cuts. The brand, run by design duo Fraser Moss and Jimmy Collins, aims to create understated and timeless men's clothing with an emphasis on “style and not trend.” With inspirations such as Japanese menswear, vintage finds, YMC eschews logo-heavy design and instead puts its efforts into making wardrobe staples with unique twists.
Casual boxy shirt in patchwork Portuguese flannel
One-piece collar with edgestitch
Patch pocket with edgestitch
Corozo buttons at central fastening and cuffs
Tab adjuster at back waist
Self-fabric welted pockets
Twin needle topstitch lapped style shoulder and armhole seams