On March 30th, British rock band The Vaccines are back with their fourth album, Combat Sports. Lead guitarist Freddie Cowan has chosen the same month for the UK launch of Basic Rights – the menswear line he devised and launched in New York back in 2016.
Highlights of the collection include the Western Jacket and long sleeve camp collar shirt, with prices ranging from £40 for a pima cotton tee shirt to £230 for a satin jacket.
The idea for the brand grew when Cowan found his wardrobe wasn’t fitting in with his day to day lifestyle while recording in New York – he wanted “discreet, beautifully made, easy-to-wear but make-you-feel-good-about-yourself clothes.”
The musician then joined forces with Savile Row tailor David Chambers. With over 50 years spent honing his craft, Chambers could translate Cowan’s vision for essentials tailored to the highest standard.
This year sees the brand move its main operations to the UK. The full collection is available to view at www.basicrights.com.