The new men’s and women’s wear brand that is fast becoming a buyers’ favourite.
King & Tuckfield is a new men’s and women’s wear brand founded by Stacey Wood – an industry insider who is also head of womenswear at London agency Zone Two.
Launched for autumn 16, the brand focuses on detail-driven, pared-down classics that have fun elements and design quirks. Its womenswear is already stocked by London independents Diverse and Hub, and menswear is sold by Autograph in Birmingham and Six in Bury St Edmunds. The brand has quickly become a favourite with buyers – both for their stores and their personal wardrobes.
“We love the clean lines, attention to detail and gorgeous fabrics. The brand’s founder Stacey has managed to design a mature collection with a fun twist,” says Shelly Keeys, owner of Whitstable independent Ruskin, which stocks its men’s and women’s ranges. “It’s also selling well, particularly in our women’s department. Women have responded well to design elements, such as a generous cuff and welt that sits well on the hip, and the gorgeous crossover collar, which makes the turtleneck that bit more feminine. I’m wearing the black one today!”
“We’re all loving the brand right now, particularly the attention to detail and the story behind the brand,” says Paul Fletcher, head of retail at menswear stockist Kestin Hare. “Why stock it? Because it’s locally designed and made in the UK. And because of the quality, craftsmanship and great fits. I’ve never got my King & Tuckfield Aubrey jeans off.”
Wholesale prices range from £30 for a T-shirt to £500 for a suede coat.
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Q&A with Stacey Wood, founder of King & Tuckfield
How would you describe King & Tuckfield?
King & Tuckfield is a contemporary men’s and women’s wear brand that offers a luxurious collection of detail-obsessed clothing alongside a selection of purist denims.
What are the key pieces in the spring 17 collection?
Our UK-made selvedge jeans in a straight high-rise 1950s-inspired cut, a standout striped suit, double-dyed indigo pieces and luxurious knitwear in cashmere and merino for women. It’s a fresh take on traditional tailoring for our menswear collection, with pleated trousers and a double-breasted blazer in double-dyed indigo alongside cashmere polos and UK-made selvedge jeans.
Where did the name come from?
The brand takes its name from my grandmother, Joan Marion King, a ballet teacher from the East End of London, and my father, Graham Aubrey Tuckfield, who fought as a paratrooper in World War II and then worked in the Yorkshire mines, all while pursuing his true passion, ballet. Threads of their stories, and the details and craftsmanship of the 1950s era are woven through every piece and styled for a new generation.