Sunspel has been handcrafting garments in England for 160 years, building a global reputation for uncompromising quality, timeless design and luxury fabrics.
Sunspel has a long heritage of fabric innovation and sustainable luxury. We craft wardrobe essentials from the world’s finest materials: designed for comfort and made to last. Our Spring Summer 2020 menswear collection brings together the best of these traditions, with cool, breathable cottons for summer, iconic designs like the classic Sunspel T-Shirt and Riviera Polo Shirt, and new forms of sustainable luxury including a fabric made from recycled ocean plastic.
Along with luxury summer wardrobe staples, our 2020 range includes Italian linens and organic cotton towelling, perfect for hot days.
THE SUNSPEL CLASSIC T-SHIRT
Made in England for over 100 years, crafted in a fine, long staple pima cotton.
A modern day icon.
The simple cotton T-Shirt is the ultimate summer wardrobe essential, and Sunspel has spent the last 100 years perfecting it. Made to last and crafted in a fine, long staple pima cotton for unparalleled softness, comfort and durability, the Sunspel crew neck T-Shirt has a classic fit and only the most essential details. Worn today by modern icons from Idris Elba to Daniel Craig’s Bond, it has taken a century of English craftsmanship to achieve perfect simplicity. You can build your wardrobe around it.
THE RIVIERA POLO SHIRT
Designed in the 1950s for the heat of the French Riviera.
Tailored in 2006 for Daniel Craig as James Bond.
The Riviera Polo Shirt’s lightweight, supremely soft warp-knit cotton mesh, known as Q75, was invented in the 1950s by Sunspel owner Peter Hill for the hot summer sun of his French Riviera holidays. It has been a Sunspel staple ever since but was elevated to iconic status in 2006 when it was tailored for Daniel Craig in Casino Royale. Casual and contemporary, distinctively British and effortlessly stylish, the Riviera Polo became an instant hit across the world. The FT’s How to Spend It described it as “the easiest way to look like 007 without having to wear a tuxedo.”
SEA ISLAND COTTON
Sea Island is the world’s finest and rarest cotton, grown and handpicked on just a few small islands in the Caribbean and woven by specialists in Switzerland. Its exceptionally long staple length, fine texture and silky sheen make for a uniquely soft and durable fabric.
THE LINEN COLLECTION
Linen is the ultimate spring fabric. It’s lightweight, breathable and effortless. This season we’ve expanded our offering – sourcing the finest linen and linen blends to ensure each garment is crafted for essential summer comfort.
Casual summer tailoring in lightweight Italian brushed cotton and Japanese chambray – perfect for layering.
The classic athletic sweatshirt, re-engineered in Sunspel’s soft loopback cotton for everyday comfort and cut with a clean, contemporary fit.
ORGANIC COTTON TOWELLING
Sunspel’s cotton towelling is exceptionally soft and luxurious. Only the highest quality fibres are selected, before being combed to remove imperfections. The result is a fabric that’s durable yet much lighter and more breathable than ordinary towelling, making it perfect for summer. Crafted from 100% organic cotton yarn, it’s also gentler on the planet.
CLASSIC SWIM SHORTS
For 2020 we have redeveloped our classic swim shorts to use SEAQUAL™, an innovative upcycled fibre made entirely from waste plastic recovered from the oceans and part of the ‘Together for a clean ocean’ initiative. Executed in classic navy and seasonal prints, the swim shorts have an added Teflon finish for quick drying, while retaining a luxuriously soft handle.
Immaculately crafted summer accessories, handmade by experts who love what they do and are the very best at doing it.
KIJIMA TAKAJUKI FOR SUNSPEL
Japan’s most original milliner brings a modern sensibility to classic hat silhouettes. A Sunspel exclusive, crafted from 100% paper fibre