Designer Peter Plotnicki’s Merz b Schwanen menswear range uses vintage, traditional knitwear manufacturing methods to create chic but classic versions of authentic working men’s garments. Plotnicki sets great store by the Made in Germany label; he sources his textiles from the Germany’s Swabian mountains and only uses genuine circular knitting machines from the 1920s to 1950s. The results of this careful craftsmanship are 60s-style army shirts, singlets and long johns. All the meticulously made cotton trimmings, buttons, labels, hang tags and packaging are made in Germany.
Uwe van Afferden, Lorettostrasse 35, 40219 Düsseldorf, +49 (0)211 552132