Admiral Sporting Goods have teamed up with menswear design heavyweights 6876 to produce a military inspired capsule influenced by Admiral's sportswear archive of over 100 years, classic cinema and Leicestershire, the birthplace of ASGco.

Kenneth Mackenzie’s Six Eight Seven Six brand has been a staple for those in the know for over two decades, taking inspiration from British subculture fashion. Kenneth's heritage in menswear design is seen throughout the new collection with sportswear and military manufacturing references brought back to life from our own archives.

Admiral x 6876 Short Sleeved Raglan Sweatshirt

The new capsule builds on from the well-received Fairham Jacket, our take on the classic car-coat, released earlier this year, which was featured in Hypebeast and Highsnobiety to name a few. The Hinckley raglan short-sleeve sweatshirt, named after a triumphant motorcycle manufacturer, is the centre-piece of the new collection, influenced by Steve McQueen's love of motorcycles from Leicestershire and a short sleeved sweat first seen on screen in the 1963 epic 'The Great Escape'. The garment is constructed from heavyweight 460gsm cotton loopback, it boasts a raw hem finish, signature 6876 print and comes in condor grey marl and hawk navy.

Admiral x 6876 pocket t-shirt

Sitting alongside the Hinckley sweatshirt is the Biam pocket t-shirt. A military inspired tee with an era-appropriate U-shaped pocket, a design found by Mackenzie whilst searching through our archive with the Admiral team. As a nod to our military history and to exhibit our complex manufacturing techniques we've added '6876' branding over the pocket detail, simplicity at it's finest.

 Admiral x 6876 Full Zip Hooded top

The capsule is also bolstered by the Anchor Full Zip Hoodie, which comes in 395gsm heavy loopback cotton. Once again the garment references Admiral’s archives and manufacturing craft with epaulettes embroidered into the shoulder panels. The ever present 'v' notch apparent on all sweatshirts was redefined by Mackenzie through clever placement in the centre of the pocket and finished with rib trims.

Admiral x 6876 Proctor Short

As it's a summer capsule we had to look into designing a military inspired short. The Proctor Short is garment dyed and aged through a stone washing process to perfect a 60s-era military look whilst ensuring long lasting quality and fit. Featuring dual branding, it's sure to be a winner when the weather begins to perk up.

Brutalist Architecture Building London

 “It's a great privilege to once again work with Kenneth and his 6876 brand. The iconic silhouettes he has created over the last 20 years have defined men’s fashion. To see how he examined the archive and was able to reinterpret the smallest details for everyday clothing of today was a great experience” Theo from Admiral Sporting Goods

 "A collaboration for 6876 first and foremost has to involve a likeminded aesthetic view point and integrity of product. With Admiral Sporting Goods we found these principles deeply rooted in the historical and contemporary aspects of the brand. Secondarily there has to be a mutual trust and respect between the two collaborators which we’ve managed to develop over the period of working together" Kenneth from 6876

The capsule was shot at an iconic brutalist building fitting the 6876 motto “Form Follows Function” applied to the concrete surroundings and the garments on show.