Erstwhile is founded by, and for, people who love sports and the amateur culture. We love the before, during and after 'togetherness' and it's our mission to create clothes that evoke back-in-the-day-smile.
To embody that culture, that nostalgia, that pure joy ... we knew we would have to do it ourselves. For every piece we create, there is an extensive sample run - starting with the first design on the back of a beer coaster and ending with a masterpiece we know is 100% right.
All day-to-day and creative aspects of Erstwhile are done in our hometown Mechelen, Belgium. Whenever you're around just visit Mechelen, you'll be amazed by its beauty, diversity and coziness - and while you're there maybe join us for a drink.
For our logistics we recently teamed up with BME in Genk, Belgium. They take good care of the shipping and stocking process and leave us free to focus on the fun stuff.
The actual craftsmanship takes place in Barcelos, Portugal, where we met our match in Larga Imagem.
Just like Erstwhile, Larga Imagem is a small family-owned company and has been in operation for decades. They excel at making the finest cotton garments you'll probably ever wear. We're not exaggerating... just try it.