The Rivet & Hide story is one of genuine entrepreneurship, vision, and ambition. Ten tears ago, this was an appointment-only mens clothing service specialising in — although not limited to — contemporary Japanese interpretations of classic Americana threads, catering to a clued up customer base that wants nothing more than individuality in a fashion world dominated by identikit designs.
Slowing growing to fill two brick and mortar stores, the other being in London, wherever that is, while the expansion is notable in terms of visibility and presence, the original focus hasn’t changed one jot. And by that we mean selling exceptionally well made, wonderfully original, utterly timeless pieces, all of which are guaranteed to age well and evolve over time, with many brands choosing this store as their exclusive UK retailer.
The definition of slow fashion, these are clothes that genuinely match the people wearing them, shoppers leaving satisfied by the exceptional, personal service, with staff really focused on giving visitors a typically warm and friendly Manchester welcome while sharing in-depth knowledge in an approachable and passionate way. Which brings us neatly to the retail therapy side of things. You only need to spend a couple of minutes examining what’s on offer to realise this might be the country’s finest collections of rare selvedge denim products and luxury leather items.
Buyers stay loyal to an ethos of choosing small-batch, artisanal goods made with care and attention to detail, with brands like Double Helix, Real Japan Blues, and Samurai reflecting the overall style.