Alex Mill’s Latest Collection Features New Models Covered in Old Patches

Alexandre Moulin

Alex Mill is a brand based in New York, but during a trip to Paris in 2018, its co-founder, Somsack Sikhounmuong, fell in love with another boutique: Raw Archives, a vintage shop specializing in military models and workwear. It’s neatly curated, impeccably maintained, and fresh to the core. Led by Paul Ben Chemhoun, the retailer has also transformed into a brand with an online store called Raw collection. There, Brut sells reworked French chinos, work jackets, double-pocket chambray shirts, caps, tote bags and more to shoppers around the world.

However, they haven’t planted a flag anywhere else – until now. Thanks to a collaboration with Alex Mill called We Camped The Big Apple, Brut Archives is coming to the United States. It consists of three pieces: a cotton tote bag by Alex Mill which comes in four colours, a Brut Collection work jacket in French cotton tent fabric and two bucket hats, all covered in fancy vintage patches and personalized. Quantities are of course limited and no two pieces are the same.

Mixed and matched, the collection works together without feeling too uniform. The juxtaposition of old patches applied to new fabrics gives this set a Wes Anderson-esque quirkiness without feeling disguised. In fact, it’s more of a cross between camping gear and streetwear. On the tote bag, the patches are powerful – the real focus even though the bag is equally impressive. On the bucket hat, the patches have a similar effect – they’re all over the place and a bit disorganized, implying they were put on by a no-frills previous owner. On the jacket, however, the patches — personalized nods to the collaboration and a map of the United States — are a supporting actor. French cotton tent fabric and contrasting white zippers and stitching steal the show.

The entire collection is available online now via Alex Mill. 200 other pieces from the Brut Collection, as well as some vintage favourites, will be at Alex Mill’s new Soho store this week.


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Brut x Alex Mill Weekend Crest Tote Bag

Brut x Alex Mill Weekend Crest Tote Bag

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Brut x Alex Mill Weekend Crest Tote Bag

Brut x Alex Mill Weekend Crest Tote Bag

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