Battenwear is the brainchild of Engineered Garments alumnus Shinya Hasegawa, an avid adventurer and keen study of vintage outdoor clothing and sportswear. These two passions combine in Battenwear – which was created back in 2011 in New York’s famed Garment District and has since earned its stripes by carving out a niche all its own. The brand captures the timeless, universal appeal of well-made gear near perfectly and their collective years of carefully studying the classics really pays off. Durable, lightweight fabrics abound and everything Battenwear creates is guaranteed to look good on both trails and high streets the world over.

Battenwear FW22 Collection

Back just in time for cooler temps, Battenwear brings us a whole new array of supremely chill clothing for the FW22 season. Supplementing our bag roster, we've restocked the Packable Tote in both black and green, and added the Travel Pouch to our roster for all your winter jet-setting needs. Our new favourite pant joins us as well in the appropriately named Active Lazy Pants, a roomy-fitting, elastic waisted pair of duck canvas trousers perfect for lounging in. Caps like the Field Cap in seasonal corduroy and the Watch Cap in a number of eye-catching colours have been added as well, as have cozy top layer like the Canyon Five Pocket Shirt and Neighbor Cardigan.

Introducing Battenwear

Battenwear aren’t ones for frivolity. Their garments are perhaps better viewed as pieces of gear than mere clothing – hard-wearing styles that can capably switch between the outdoors and the office at a moment’s notice. There’s a reason for this. Battenwear was once a means to an end for founder and principal designer Shinya Hasegawa, who, during his early days working in New York’s famed Garment District, found that his current everyday wardrobe wasn’t exactly suited to frequent surfing sessions at Rockaway Beach. Not one to waste time, Hasegawa set to work creating vintage-inspired clothing items for himself that are equally equipped for strutting through Manhattan or tackling forty-foot waves head-on. Among other things, it’s this spirit of purpose and tenacity that define Battenwear’s offerings. While in the Garment District and immediately following his graduation from the Fashion Institute of Technology, Hasegawa cut his teeth working at reputed vintage shop What Goes Around Comes around, as well as Woolrich Woolen Mills. It’s at the latter that he crossed paths with Daiki Suzuki, the legendary mind behind Engineered Garments, who would go on to become something of a mentor to Hasegawa and informed much of Battenwear’s purpose-built identity. In the years since, Battenwear’s headquarters have moved to Topanga, California, picking up a bit of a west-coast bent along the way, but Hasegawa’s keen attention to both form and function remain steadfast. Learn More...