TOG and LESTRANGE have collaborated to inspire the modern chef at home with a capsule collection of limited-edition garments and a Santoku kitchen knife made from LESTRANGE’s regenerative cotton trouser off-cuts.
The partnership is a meeting of shared values. Both brands advocate quality, versatility and longevity. They are waste conscious and passionate about reducing environmental impact through creating classic products that will last a lifetime.
B Corp-certified menswear brand LESTRANGE is on a mission to design finer essentials for life following a ‘With less, do more’ ethos. Its modular wardrobe of adaptable, timeless garments made from premium organic and renewable materials aims to reduce overconsumption resulting from trend-led fashion cycles. Likewise, TOG is passionate about moving society away from mass produced, disposable products, towards high-performance tools that will last a lifetime. The kitchen knife company reduces the environmental impact of its products by using recycled, reclaimed and renewable materials in their designs.
The LESTRANGE X TOG capsule elevates the cooking experience at home with a classic outfit that you’d be comfortable and refined enough to cook and entertain in, and an essential chef’s knife featuring a limited-edition handle.
LIMITED-EDITION LESTRANGE X TOG 24 Trouser in Black
LESTRANGE launches 150 of a limited-edition TOG Trouser to its signature 24 Trouser range, with a refreshed utilitarian design, featuring heavyweight regenerative cotton, twin needle patch pockets with button closure and an elevated workwear silhouette. The trousers come in black, are made from fully certified and traceable regenerative cotton and are numbered by hand.
LIMITED-EDITION LESTRANGE x TOG Tee in Natural
The LESTRANGE limited-edition TOG Heavyweight Tee is made from soft, organic cotton jersey, making it casual and comfortable for everyday use, and hard wearing and cool enough for the kitchen. The limited edition TOG Tee, of just 150, comes in Natural colour and features a relaxed cut, patch chest pocket, and subtle collaboration logo detail and hidden knife symbol on the hem.
LIMITED EDITION TOG X LESTRANGE 17cm SANTOKU KNIFE
Inspired by the versatility of LESTRANGE’s modular wardrobe, TOG has created a limited run of just 50 numbered Santoku multipurpose kitchen knives – the most versatile knife in the kitchen. These knives are crafted with a 95% recycled steel blade and a distinctive micarta handle created from LESTRANGE’s regenerative cotton trouser off-cuts. The production of LESTRANGE’s new regenerative cotton serves to restore and improve the biodiversity of soil from which the cotton is grown. TOG has used waste off-cuts of this exciting new fabric and laminated it with bio-resin (which uses biobased raw materials that are co-products or waste products) to make a micarta material. This is an incredibly hard, tough, waterproof material that will last at least a lifetime.
TOG blades are forged from layers of highest quality stainless steels and copper which gives them strength as well as their incredible edge retention. ‘Santoku’ in Japanese means ‘three virtues’, relating to its proficiency with meat, fish and vegetables (or with mincing, slicing and dicing). This multipurpose knife is the most versatile of all knives and an essential piece of kit for every kitchen.
TOG Knives was built on a desire to create the perfect kitchen knife for Western cooking. To this aim, TOG has combined British design and Japanese craftsmanship. The range of innovative kitchen knives are made in Seki, the Samurai sword capital of the world, using methods evolved from 800 years of swordmaking tradition. Eight craftsmen are needed to make a Samurai sword, each a specialist in one part of the process. That is how to achieve the absolute best quality. TOG follows the same philosophy. The blades are passed between eight tiny, specialised companies in Seki. Each knife is unique, and each blade is numbered in celebration of these differences. The new limited edition Santoku knife joins TOG’s collection of seven other kitchen knives all designed to meet the needs of every kitchen from keen home cook to Michelin star chef. TOG Knives also has a range of handmade chopping boards, knife sharpening and storage products (including a knife block and racks), and a selection of Japanese folding knives. TOG reduces the environmental impact of its products by using recycled, reclaimed and renewable materials in their designs, and offers a lifetime guarantee, knife sharpening tools and skills to ensure its products last a lifetime and beyond.
LESTRANGE is a luxury menswear brand that designs finer essentials for life. Following its ‘With Less, Do More’ ethos, the brand offers a contemporary modular wardrobe that focuses on timeless pieces designed with versatility and longevity in mind. The 24 Trouser, LESTRANGE’s signature product and building block of the modular wardrobe, is made from 100% certified regenerative and fully traceable cotton and has been worn by cultural icons including Tom Holland, Eddie Redmayne, Frank Lampard and Michelin-star chefs alike.
LESTRANGE has reimagined every stage of the clothing life cycle in order to reduce its impact across every stage including launching the world’s first-ever rejuvenating laundry tablet, using only renewable and recycled materials like regenerative cotton, and offering free repairs to extend the life of clothes. The brand strives to inspire its community through a connection with nature, leading LESTRANGE to adopt a biophilic design blueprint across all of its stores. In 2023, LESTRANGE opened its first biophilic store in Coal Drops Yard, London and its first international store in Amsterdam. LESTRANGE is a certified B Corporation.