Sunspel and Japan

Sunspel made some of the world’s finest T-shirts over 100 years ago. On our 160th anniversary, three great Japanese brands explore this design classic.



Made in England for over 100 years, crafted in a fine, long staple pima cotton. A modern day icon.


Cult brand 45R use beautiful natural fabrics and dyes to create expertly crafted, contemporary pieces. 45R have reworked an archive 1930s Sunspel logo, made it their own, and placed it on T-shirts made in Japan from a super soft cotton jersey.


Beams opened in 1976 in a tiny Tokyo retail space, selling imported American fashion, and today is a Japanese retail icon. The brand explore the concept of the perfect modern T-shirt. Crafting a winter-weight cotton jersey - designed in Japan, made in England.


Taking inspiration from vintage manufacturing, detailing and quality, N.Hoolywood have reworked one of our core jerseys in a more relaxed, oversized fit with signature raw cut detailing. Designed in Japan, made in England.


A shared appreciation of craftsmanship, luxury fabrics and refined style has linked Sunspel and Japan for over 50 years. Our approach to everyday wardrobe essentials has proven a perfect fit with the Japanese ethos of simplicity in design.