Arpenteur (French for 'surveyor' if you're interested), was founded by cousins Marc Asseilly and Laurent Bourven in Lyon in 2011. Wearing its French heritage on its very neatly designed sleeve, inspired by traditional French workwear and with a commitment to keeping all garment production based in France, Asseilly and Bourven have grown a business with 98% of sales to international territories. Arpenteur is a brand which delights in its Frenchness (2% of sales within France suggest this is somewhat wasted on the French but enormously popular in other parts of Europe, the States and particularly Japan).
The cousins are channelling agricultural workwear this season. We like breton tops with useful pockets, smock tops in linen and double clothwork pants (for all the field work). Colours are indigo and olive (woad and olive grove inspired).
Arpenteur S/S17 will soon be available in store.Read Q&A With Arpenteur's Founder