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Down to the Studs: Our Legacy in Sweden

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 07, 2012 01:04 AM
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by Alexa last modified Jul 06, 2012

What do you get when you dress a bearded artistic male in button-up shirts and trousers? Other than my boyfriend, you get Swedish menswear brand Our Legacy. Founded in 2005 by Jockum Hallin, Christopher Nying, and Richardos Klarén, Our Legacy emphasizes clothes that are "like a classic garment from your grandfather's wardrobe, remodeled to fit our life and our time." When it comes to inspiration, the trio casts a wide net: pop culture, Hawaiian printed cotton, art installations, exaggerated proportions, and melange tweed suits are just a few of their fascinations. This past spring, Our Legacy opened up their third location in Södra Larmgatan, Gothenburg. With interiors designed by Arrhov Frick , the shop exhibits the same cool classicism that defines the clothing. Architects Johan Arrhov and Henrik Frick were looking to highlight the unique spatial qualities of the space as a whole; as with the flagship store in Stockholm, they stripped the interior of everything but its essential elements—bare walls, untreated wood, and exposed floors. N.B.: Nying and Our Legacy art director Tony Cederteg also run Libraryman , a publishing company focusing on limited edition art and photography books. Above: The Our Legacy men in corduroy, chambray, and wool. Above: The new Our Legacy store is located at 7 Södra Larmgatan in Gothenburg. Above: A healthy geranium and the Success Shirt in snow leopard, currently on sale for €108 from Our Legacy. Above: Two floor mirrors lean against intentionally bare walls. Above: Although Our Legacy began in 2005, its true inception was between 1980-81, when Hallin, Nying, and Klarén were all born. Above: Dress shoes, Jumbo Shirt Clown Dot in black (currently on sale for €72), and summer shorts. A selection of Our Legacy pieces are available in the US through Très Bien and Mass & Stacks . Above: Vignettes around the shop (L) and a sneak peek into the dressing rooms (R). N.B.: Looking for more inspiration? See 107 images of Work Studios in our gallery of rooms and spaces.






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