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post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
I've been thinking about making this thread for awhile, and finally decided today that I should.

I love Folk. Probably my favorite brand at the moment.

Folk is a British workwear brand that's has interesting, quirky takes on a lot of classic pieces. The materials and fabrics are always fantastic, construction is decent and the fits are slim and modern.

Webstores that carry it:

Union Made : http://www.unionmadegoods.com/Folk_Mens.html
Frances May : http://www.francesmay.com/designers/folk
Mortar : http://www.shopmortar.com/folk/
Mr. Porter : www.mrpoter.com
Lyonstate : www.lyonstate.com
Need Supply : www.needsupply.com
Folk Clothing : www.folkclothing.com (official webstore)
Revolve Clothing : www.revolveclothing.com
Context Clothing : www.contextclothing.com

Folk sizing:

Folk doesn't use XS-XL sizing, they do numbered sizing. Most pieces fit true to size.

It works out to be:

2 - 36
3 - 38
4 - 40
5 - 42
6 - 44

Anyway, some pieces I'd love to pick up, funds permitting.

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Washed Down Track Short

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Taped Jacket

Anyway this is just a start.

Let me know other stores that carry it/stuff to add to the OP.
Edited by Teger - 4/25/12 at 11:20am
post #2 of 25
Thread Starter 
Recent fit pic with Folk pants (size 4):

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these pants are awesome. the fabric is really thick and soft, and I love the taped seams (both in and out) for the flash or white when you turn up the cuffs.

I also appreciate the front pocket construction. IMO most chinos have waaay too deep pockets, these are nice and shallow so when you use them it doesn't distort the whole silhouette.

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close up the cuffs.
post #3 of 25

i feel you Teger!

 

Folk is awesome and so are some of the lesser known European brands (dun get mention often here) which are real gems as well.

 

If you need a quick fix for Folk, there are quite a few british webstores that stock it and you can take advantage of the 20% off VAT for shipping outside the EU

 

Nice fit on the trousers btw! fistbump.gif

post #4 of 25
Here's a few more stores:

Union Made : http://www.unionmadegoods.com/Folk_Mens.html
Frances May : http://www.francesmay.com/designers/folk
Mortar : http://www.shopmortar.com/folk/

Don't own anything from them, yet, but they seem to make a lot of good stuff.
Edit: Their 100+ dollar t-shirts are a little absurdly priced, though.
Edited by ashenwreck - 4/23/12 at 6:58pm
post #5 of 25
Double post, sorry.
post #6 of 25
oi polloi and end carry them as well.
post #7 of 25
Thread Starter 
updated the OP. thanks guys.
post #8 of 25
I like folks aesthetic.. but their clothes are poorly made.. overpriced and oddly sized.
post #9 of 25
Thread Starter 
I don't think they're poorly made. all the stuff I have from them has been really well constructed.. taped seams, reinforced buttons, etc. also the sizing has been consistent - a 4 fits well in everything I've bought, except a shirt which I might get rid of.
post #10 of 25
Checked out Folk at a little store in Amsterdam last fall, I thought the knits and coats I saw were nicely made for the price point.
post #11 of 25
I have one piece from them, and to my mind the construction and materials are top notch.

As for other stockists, please add:

http://www.contextclothing.com/
post #12 of 25
Thread Starter 
added. wish the shirt I'm selling fit. if anyone sees it in a 5 holla at me.
post #13 of 25
Another store www.atoo.co.uk - my local place, and they've stocked folk for many years.
post #14 of 25
glad you started this, teger! Folk doesn't have enough 'philosophy' to generate the commentary that the yohji thread gets, but it's still good to have a reference.

In my experience sizing can vary from shirts to outerwear, so I would advise buying multiple sizes granted you can return.

I'm gonna try to get some photos of my folk stuff for the thread.


OK, so this piece I got on sale for a great price around $150 or something from like $250. This particular shirt had significant markup because of the special japanese flannel they used. It's unbelievably soft and thick and I got one in each color wink.gif

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I also got this white rain mac. had to size up one from the shirt size above. great details, taped seams, waxed or ventile?

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Also have this blue corduroy 'riding jacket'. nice material and color.

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Also have this speckled black rollneck, where the neck rolls out into a balaclava
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So i think you can see the quirk that folk uses; it's fun but still looks refined IMO.
post #15 of 25
I have a Folk Rainmac from SS11. I've found the construction and materials to to top notch. This thing is as weatherproof as I could ever need it to be. The only problem has been a yellow discolouration on the white plastic material inside the hood....
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