Artisan tailoring meets Oliver Twist meets city grunge. There's a blend you probably never thought you'd hear. Well it's a good way to sum up Standard Issue’s new winter knitwear collection. This season the clever New Zealand brand wants to take us back to Victorian London so we can forever live in the comfort of a Charles Dickens novel... This collection gives us sweet knitted tweed cardigans, Victorian ruffles and over-sized capes, all with a slight dose of the grunge style we love at Remix. With the collection inspired by none other than Mr Dickens, you'll notice an exclusively designed print drawn from the Oliver Twist novel itself. Standard Issue is renowned for creating original, wearable knitwear. All designed and made here in New Zealand, they use some of the most advanced technology to make whole, seamless, garments. Made from merino and cashmere, the pieces have that ‘stroke me’ feel to them, making a viable 2014 winter staple choice! Grab some cool brogues, pop on your darkest lippy and rest assured you will still look like a lady wearing Standard Issue’s Twist and Twirl Collection. We adore this! Click here to check out the full collection online, here to 'Like' Standard Issue on Facebook and here to follow Standard Issue on Instagram. Words by Lois Oldehaver.