SÜK Open Front Overalls
THE SÜK take on a workwear staple. The front-opening princess line seam allows for a firm fit around the bust, while the relaxed leg gives free movement. The 100% cotton fabric is breathable in summer and can easily be layered in cooler months. Back straps are adjustable, adapting to people of various heights.
Mr Kitly's comment: All of my garden overall dreams come true. Another gardening essential ticked off my list. Super comfy and flexible to work and bend in. Pockets for stashing garden knives and other essentials on the go. Perfect all year round, worn with a Vege Threads t-shirt in the heat of Spring and Summer or warmer longsleeve or merino layers in cooler months. Throw in a Kitly Collected vintage woollen jumper and you can take on any outdoor gardening weather that may come your way. And you whistle while you work because you know that all of the gear you are wearing is made ethically by properly paid workers using sustainably sourced materials. You can read more about SÜK Workwear (and Vege Threads) ethics on garment manfacture on their respecrtive websites. Oh and I almost forgot, you can also team with the Mr Kitly x kloke Gardener's Smock for seriously ace workwear and garden tool porting options. Garden on.
NV (wearing Ink Green and Navy) wears SUK size 8
Hips incl butt 91cm
Spending her twenties on building sites, farms and long-haul ships, brand founder and creative director Mimosa Schmidt knows what it means to get her hands dirty. Often working in hyper masculine spaces, at times being the only woman on site, during these formative years she also learnt what it means to be watched on the job. Her femininity, in the context of hard labour, was still wrongly seen to imply weakness, incompetence, and inexperience.
Dressed in standard-issue, ill fitting workwear, she felt overlooked from the get go. A feeling that was exacerbated by the harassment and isolation she endured, for which gender seemed to be the only catalyst. Slogging it out in sagging overalls and baggy workshirts, she started to dream up designs that would empower those who have to work doubly hard to earn the respect most others are given freely.
Enter SÜK Workwear. The culmination of years of research and inspired design prototypes, SÜK is built on the ethos of celebrating all workers as worthy.
Prewashed to prevent shrinkage, and surprisingly soft. A lightly brushed, 100% cotton drill that feels like an old favourite. At 310 gsm our garments are built to last, & will accrue character with age. Every stage of garment manufacturing has been conducted to the highest ethical standard: from fabric sourcing to factory production, right down to the small details — like the 100% vegan leather patches on our back pockets.