Osmium are a home-grown men’s fashion brand with a focus on keeping production local. As well as maintaining high quality designs that are made to last, the Massachusetts-based studio believe wholeheartedly in American manufacturing and slow fashion. Their latest collection is classic, a range of stylish yet simple designs in muted tones that have all the promise of becoming a timeless line of clothing, including a series of Mariner pants, shirts and sweaters that are eternally wearable.
The studio’s garments include wool cotton blend shirts in a bid to be durable but remain in fashion. “Osmium is part of a quality revolution,” says designer Mark Paigen. “A return to the values of our heritage – utility, durability and lasting style.” This attitude is in sharp contrast to many brands that focus on quantity as opposed to quality.
Osmium takes its name from “the rarest and densest element” which they say inspires their clothing. This is the grounding philosophy – to design garments that are “uncommon, elemental and enduring.” “We focus on producing clothing with simple designs,” says Paigen. “Making them simple and interesting is a challenge.”
Keeping the focus on local production for Osmium is essential. The fabrics are sourced in New York and Japan, and then made in a nearby factory in Everett. “We believe in American manufacturing,” Paigen notes. “Everything we sell is domestically produced. The “on-shoring” movement is growing and we are proud to be a part of it”. For a full look at their range of styles take a look at the official website listed below.