The Rodd & Gunn heritage dates back to 1946, when the brand’s first trademark logo – the English Pointer – was used on a boutique line of New Zealand made shirts. The modern brand was established in 1987 when the first standalone store opened on Auckland’s Queen Street.
Rodd & Gunn is synonymous with premium quality and authentic design, taking its inspiration from New Zealand’s picturesque landscape. Every Rodd & Gunn seasonal collection is based on the desire to create garments that are imbued with authenticity and contemporary style, but which are designed to stand the test of time. The changing rhythm of Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter offer a fresh opportunity to celebrate casual living. New-generation fabrics combined with timeless manufacturing techniques produce garments that are as functional as they are fashionable.
To create clothes that draw the best from nature, Rodd & Gunn is committed to sourcing the finest yarns, fabrics and leathers from around the world. The result is a range made from premium linens, denims, cottons, wools and leathers that are soft, practical, superbly textured and durable. Rodd & Gunn has long standing relationships with some of the most famous textile mills in Europe, where traditional methods are used to produce superior fabrics that are exclusive to Rodd & Gunn.
Today Rodd & Gunn remains famous for tailored shirts, high quality knitwear, pants and jeans (that really fit!), polo shirts, Italian leather shoes, leather luggage and other stylish accessories. Every collection is built around pieces that can be effortlessly styled and designs that aspire to transport you to a place that is both relaxing and authentic.
In the harsh, but beautiful, coastline of southern New Zealand, inspiration is found for this season’s collection. While gnarled trees bend in humble submission to the prevailing winds, their designs confront winter head on by melding rugged classics with urban design. Premium wools, protective coatings, textured knits and warming details, such as internal quilting, are thoughtfully integrated to deliver both form and function. While luxuriously soft fabrics and the finest woolens take pride of place in the range, new technology is also utilized to create ones with weather and wind resistant coatings.
The season of giving is upon us. For the thrill seeker or adventurer on your “nice” list, we suggest a little flavor from the New Zealand backcountry. Please click below for Keg Breedlove’s gonzo tour of New Zealand last year! Happy Holidays.