by John Russel Jones

Sunspel and Mr Porter have released an exclusive capsule collection, rooted in Sunspel’s heritage. In 1860 the brand began manufacturing luxury underwear in Nottingham, England, the lace-making capital of the world. Since then, it has developed many ground-breaking fabrics that elevated functional garments into luxury pieces of textile craftsmanship. The Sunspel archive is full of swatches and garments referencing these and they were the inspiration behind the capsule.

There are four products in the collaboration: The tank ($100 retail) and camp collar shirt ($195) made with a warp knit mesh was originally developed in the 1950s for the Riviera Polo Shirt ($160) – later worn by Daniel Craig’s James Bond. Made from fully traceable, responsibly farmed, extra-long staple Supima cotton, they are smooth, breathable, and perfect for warm weather. Both come in Oat or a completely undyed shade which was inspired by the undyed cotton garments found in Sunspel’s archive.

The capsule also includes two pieces made with a unique chunky mesh knit. Crafted from the highest-quality long-staple Egyptian cotton, the knit has a vintage finish and heavier feel. It comes in a buttonless polo shirt ($375) and a long sleeve zip jacket ($575), both of which are ideal summer layering pieces.

The Sunspel and Mr Porter exclusive capsule collection are available on and Mr today.