URBANDON

Ninja menswear. Experimental. Affordable. Sustainable.

Sydney, Australia · 459 Sales

URBANDON

Ninja menswear. Experimental. Affordable. Sustainable.

Sydney, Australia 459 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Shop owner

Don Urban

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Announcement   Handmade Australian menswear. Cutting edge menswear and excellent customer service is my priority.

My shop takes credit cards and Etsy vouchers.

You can follow me on:

http://www.urbandon.com
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I also have another store with my artwork:

https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/urbandonart

Announcement
Last updated on Jun 25, 2016

Handmade Australian menswear. Cutting edge menswear and excellent customer service is my priority.

My shop takes credit cards and Etsy vouchers.

You can follow me on:

http://www.urbandon.com
+
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Urbandon-menswear
+
http://urbandon.blogspot.com
+
https://www.pinterest.com/donurban


I also have another store with my artwork:

https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/urbandonart

Don Urban

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Sustainable menswear.

THE SHORT STORY

My name is Don Urban. I am a menswear designer, mad traveller, scavenger of found objects and food lover.

THE LONG STORY

There is a problem when your taste doesn't match your wallet. I have great taste, but could never afford the clothes I really liked and would never be seen dead in a generic made in China shirt.

A typical starving artist from Byron Bay, living in my studio, I painted, made assemblages and parented my son. There was lots of cast offs and junk about but not a lot of cash. I can still look into an empty pantry and make a three course meal on a one ring burner because I had to. Using ingenuity and cast offs eventually became the essence of my clothing – that and a desire for clothes I could never afford but still wanted.

I love living in the city now, the grunge, the diversity and the toughness comes out in my designs – lots of coats with hoods, layers and large fold up collars as a way of protecting the softer, vulnerable parts of me. You will see that a lot, the theme of protection.

There is power in being a small manufacturer, quick to adopt new ideas and able to experiment. I’m a ninja, an urban guerilla.

I won't design to seasons and follow trends. Even the word „fashion“ makes me cringe. Throw away clothes made by throw away people is not my idea of cool, or sustainable.

My pieces are one offs because the stuff I find is all original. One of the best pieces was a coat I made from an army tent that had been in the Vietnam war.

Last year I fell in love with the movie Lawless and the dirty, bootlegging, sweating post war years of the prohibition. It became an entire range of clothes. This year its all sci-fi because the costumes are what I watch in movies and films like Oblivion has some awesome clothes. It’s not exactly costumes I make, but I want to think the wearer can travel to another world when they put on my designs.

There is an element of sci-fi costume design that I just can't escape from. I'd like to think my clothes would be just at home on Tatooine or Caladan.

Join my mailing list at www.urbandon.com/contact to get first dibs on new stock and great discount codes.

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Shop policies

Last updated on September 9, 2015
Welcome to the urbandon shop where you can buy men's clothing, jewellery and bags made by Don Urban. All jewellery I make is from discarded and found objects and materials. All clothing are one-off or short runs from (mainly) reclaimed fabrics.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Remember, you can pay with your credit card or an e-check through PayPal as well.
Immediate payment is very much appreciated. Payment is required within 3 days.
International buyers may be subject to import duties and/or taxes - these are the responsibility of the buyer. If a shipment is rejected because of customs charges or refusal to accept delivery, the buyer will be fully responsible for any fee incurred, including international shipment and handling.
Shipping
All order will be shipped by mail to your ETSY ADDRESS provided, unless otherwise noted.
All purchases are shipped within three days of payment receipt, unless otherwise stated in the listing.

Shipping is via Australia Post International which includes Signature on Delivery for all items over $100 USD. If you would like to add these services to items under $100USD please message me. Thank you.

I cannot be held responsible for lost or stolen goods in transit.
Refunds and Exchanges
If your item arrives damaged, incomplete or badly manufactured I happily offer full refund. Contact me immediately to make arrangements. Returns and exchanges are only accepted within 7 days of arrival of goods. I aim to please, create well-made goods and ship as soon as possible. Please note I am a small manufacturer, and cannot refund if you change your mind.

The items must be returned in their original condition (unused) and original packaging. Price of shipping will not be refunded. The buyer is responsible for payment of shipping returns back to the seller.

Sorry, but any alterations to what is on the page, as in, taken in, change the cut, reduce the waist size, make legs shorter will make items void of refund policy. I design to a specific style and cut.