Dean Street x Dukes Cupboard

Men wearing Dean Street Berghaus jackets pose

Dean Street’s autumn winter collection drops tomorrow and to celebrate, we’ve hooked up with archive specialists Dukes Cupboard @dukescupboard to delve deep into our 55-year-old kit collection with a 2-week installation of vintage Berghaus in their store and a campaign that celebrates a new season for our heritage inspired capsule.

Founded by Milo Harley & Ned Membery, Dukes Cupboard is an independent store in the heart of London. Stocking everything from vintage designer to one-off sportswear pieces, Dukes has become a staple and the go-to spot for sourcing the rarest pieces of vintage clothing.

With close to a decade under their belt, we sat down with the founders to find out how Berghaus had a part to play in the start of their journey. Turns out the pair met over a Berghaus jacket, and the rest is, quite literally, history.

Please can you touch on how you guys met and how Berghaus was involved?

We met towards the end of 2012 to trade jackets – one of them was a vintage Berghaus Fitzroy jacket with a bold colour block design.

What made you start Dukes Cupboard?

Dukes Cupboard started off the back of us meeting up to trade these jackets – so I guess without that Berghaus Jacket we may not have ended up working together! Ned was trading at portobello market, and I had a market stall selling vintage on Berwick street – after meeting to swap jackets, we decided to work together and form Dukes Cupboard.

Favourite piece of kit, past or present?

We’ve always been drawn toward too bright, colour block style vintage Berghaus pieces – like the Trango extreme models & Fitzroy jackets. These models are some of our favourite Berghaus jackets and Gore-Tex pieces in general – we’ve consistently sold them in the shop and the market stall over the last nine years and still wear them today.

Ned and Milo wearing Berghaus Dean Street Collection

Ned and Milo wear:

Explain a bit of what you do, how you do it etc.

We trade in vintage outerwear, sportswear & designer pieces from the 1980s & 90s mainly and source our stock globally, handpicking everything.

What was your first experience / earliest memory of Berghaus?

Our first experiences of Berghaus were wearing them out and about growing up in London, going to party’s & squat raves – we also used to see these jackets popping up a lot at festivals back in the day.

Why do you think outwear became such a vital part of the city and music scenes?

I guess outerwear is important because if the city we live in – and it became a way of identifying people and what scene they were into whether that was music, graff or skating or any of the kinds of subcultures that were a part of our upbringing in London.

Is outwear even more important now than when it was back then (comparing your experiences)?

Outerwear has always been important for us – back then and now. Perhaps today it’s become more fashionable and is worn by more types of people, back in the day it was a bit more niche.

Is there a bit of Berghaus gear in your closet? If so, what is it?

I’ve still got a vintage Berghaus Mera Peak in my wardrobe at home – it’s gets pulled out every winter!

For the AW21 Dean Street campaign, we teamed up with Duke’s Cupboard who directed our AW21 campaign featuring with two faces from their close-knit community. NinetyFly & Wavey Garmz founder Rihannon Barry and artist Marcus Jefferson discuss their own experiences with Berghaus, zeroing in on its importance within street style and intercity life.



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