Han Kjøbenhavn is a menswear company founded in Copenhagen in 2008. Designers Jannik Wikkelso Davidsen and Tim Faith have been building a steady following ever since with their unique brand of timeless vintage workwear imbued with streamlined Danish design. There’s an easygoing wearability to the clothing and accessories (at an affordable price point too) and an unconventional rowdiness echoed in their marketing. And, luckily, with a retail space newly opened in New York City, the company is finally poised to reach a much larger audience.
Much like fashion compatriots Acne Studios and Henrik Vibskov, the Han Kjøbenhavn flagship boutique is located in NYC’s Soho neighborhood and is very much in keeping with the brand’s spare yet durable spirit. The space is white-walled with accents of blonde wood, and the pops of color come from the clothing and accessories as well as design books and magazines peppered throughout. The latest Han Kjøbenhavn collection even features a New York sensibility from tailored navy trench coats and backpacks to classic sunglasses and heavy duty shirting featuring pigeon prints.
Though new to the U.S. market, Han Kjøbenhavn makes a fine addition to the ever-growing menswear retail landscape. Even if you can’t make it out to the store, I highly suggest giving the webshop a look. The bizarre collection video is proof enough that there’s something wonderfully rotten yet appealing going on in Denmark.