Castor Pollux is driven by tradition and propelled by innovation embodied through uncompromised design and craftsmanship for self-minded connoisseurs.
Every new season and collection we follow the twins Castor and Pollux on their battlefield across the former provinces and territorium of the Roman Empire.
The brand draws its inspiration from Roman mythology, architecture and patterns. Each seasonal collection is influenced by a former Roman province or territorium that impacts that collection. Castor Pollux will borrow heavily from the local culture, the historical folklore patterns and the naturally stunning environmental landscapes within each province, and transform these elements into the colours, the fabrics, the silouetting and the specific details presented in the seasonal collections. By combining the ancient with the modern, Castor Pollux pays homage to past histories while refining and reinterpreting them into a new modernist style and composition.
This duel natured brand in one way reflects a genuin passion for precise craftsmanship and the traditional sartorial knowledge and procedures that create fine classic garments.
On the other hand Castor Pollux will always be propelled by innovation. This means that the brand will challenge these fine traditions through the use of unexpected fabrics and trims, and by the refinement and modernization of the heritage silhouettes and cuttings.
The concept and background
Our founder and designer Henric Dahl was born under the sign of gemini. Castor and Pollux are the two "heavenly twin" stars that gives the constellation Gemini its Latin name.
Mythology has it that Templum Castorum or The Temple of Castor and Pollux was built to glorify the Roman victory at the Battle of Lake Regillus. Legend has it that the twins of Gemini – Castor and Pollux – appeared in human form and led the Roman army into battle – a battle that without their leadership they were doomed to defeat.
For centuries thereafter the Temple of Castor and Pollux served as a meeting place for the Roman Senate, as the custodian of official weights and measurements, and as the keeper of the state treasury.
Our version of Templum Castorum or The Temple of Castor and Pollux retains the custodianship of high quality standards and valuable treasures. Not only does the Temple offer products and services for people who demand and appreciate high quality, refined craftsmanship and unique details, it most importantly serves as a the meeting place for connoisseurs, dandys and stylish eccentric individuals.