Photographed: Grey cashmerino knit (£109.95); Navy cashmerino knit (£109.95); Grey desert shirt (£89.95); Navy desert shirt (£89.95); Green como shorts (£89.95); Grey hoodie (£89.95); White piqué t-shirt (£44.95); Navy piqué t-shirt (£44.95)

 

The world could do with a bit more love right now. Which is why we’re so excited to welcome Danish brand Les Deux to Thread. It’s a brand built on a love of great materials, amazing design, and the personal connection between its two founders. “Love will never change,” say Andreas and Virgil. “Like Les Deux, love is timeless and for everybody.” Well, quite.

We’re feeling a lot of that love for Les Deux’s unique spin on Scandinavian style. Minimalism can be tricky to pull off – often, stripped-back design just ends up boring – but Les Deux infuses its simple, easy-to-wear clothes with some much-needed personality. “It’s effortlessly cool,” says Thread stylist Millie Rich. “Their style’s classic, but with sportswear influences, which means there’s something for everyone.”

The brand was launched in 2009, in Copenhagen, to marry its founders’ love of preppy and street-influenced fashion. That coupling first found form in a t-shirt which they decorated with salvaged military patches. “They’ve now got more than a hundred options, from laid-back tailoring to logo hoodies,” says Millie. “Their fabrics have a luxurious feel but the prices are really accessible. That, plus their incredible attention to detail, makes it brand that works well in pretty much any guy’s wardrobe. If you’re into brands like Ami, Norse Projects and A.P.C., you’ll love Les Deux.”

Our favourite pieces

Piqué t-shirt

“Logos can be tough to wear without looking like a walking billboard,” says Millie. “But the Les Deux version is nice and subtle. Style with denim or chinos for an elevated take on the plain white tee.”

 

Desert shirt

“I’m not quite sure how they do it, but this is one of the softest shirts I’ve ever touched,” says Millie. “The colour’s also really versatile, so it will slot straight into casual or smart looks.”

 

Como shorts

“These are the perfect shorts for the guy with a minimal wardrobe,” says Millie. “Because of the way they’re cut, they pull off the trick that most shorts can’t – you stay cool but still look smart. Best of all, the fabric has a small amount of stretch, so they’re as comfortable as they are good looking.”

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