Kingsman MR PORTER
by Stephen Garner

Mr Porter will release its third ‘costume to collection’ collaboration of luxury menswear label, Kingsman, developed and inspired by the forthcoming 20th Century Fox film, The King’s Man, in U.S. cinemas February 14, 2020. 

Kingsman is a co-created line of luxury men’s tailoring, ready-to-wear, and accessories, first ideated and launched with acclaimed filmmaker Matthew Vaughn’s 2015 blockbuster Kingsman: The Secret Service; it has since established itself as a standalone brand with 10 commercial seasons to date and is one of Mr Porter’s best-performing luxury labels. The second ‘costume to collection’ launched in 2017 with Vaughn’s follow-up film Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

In The King’s Man, we go back to its origins, at a time when the history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather together to plot a war to wipe out millions; one man must race against time to stop them, and in turn, sets the story of the Kingsman in motion. The King’s Man stars Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, Harris Dickinson, Daniel Brühl, with Djimon Hounsou, and Charles Dance.

“For The King’s Man, we go back in time to the origins of the Kingsman during WWI,” said Vaughn. “Although we’ve traveled nearly a century, it is here where the tradition of ‘Manners Maketh Man’ fully forms and becomes blueprinted right before our eyes. Although the story is set in the midst of the great first war, we’ve incorporated timeless military jackets and knitwear that look as relevant today as they do back then.”

For The King’s Man, Mr Porter and Vaughn will debut a 255 piece collection in two stages. First, launching in December, a more commercial range of luxury men’s wear pieces derived from the most popular styles from the past 10 collections, including the original ‘costume to collection’ core range with longstanding Kingsman partner brands: Turnbull & Asser shirting; Cutler & Gross eyewear; George Cleverley shoes; Drake’s ties and pocket squares; London Undercover umbrellas; Deakin & Francis cufflinks and small accessories; Corgi knitwear and socks; William Lockie knitwear; Lock & Co. Hatters; and desk accessories by Smythson of Bond Street. 

Additionally, the online menswear destination will debut two new products and partner brands – a limited-edition timepiece from Jaeger-LeCoultre, and a limited-edition writing instrument from Montblanc, both exclusive to Mr Porter from December through to the film’s release in February. For the second stage, and prior to the film’s global release, Mr Porter will debut the latest ‘costume to collection’ lifted from The King’s Man and collaborated on with award-winning costume designer Michele Clapton.

“I’m thrilled to have worked with Matthew and the Mr Porter team in incorporating the costumes into viable men’s wear pieces that look as appropriate in the film’s period, as they do in contemporary settings,” said Clapton. “There’s a great tradition to the ‘costume to collection’ of Kingsman, first realized and founded by my contemporary and friend Arianne Phillips in the first two films. I’m proud to move forward the tradition while taking the Kingsman story back to its origins.”

Sam Kershaw, buying manager at Mr Porter added, “With The King’s Man, we’ve had an opportunity to play with new categories and styles that fit quite naturally alongside the modern tailoring and luxury wear of the Kingsman brand. Alongside the ‘costume to collection,’ we’re also excited to pre-launch in December some of our best-selling categories and silhouettes in the lead-up to the film’s February release.”