August — November 2011

Worn Made in England

Worn Made in England
Neat jacket (above) made from a black-brown hopsack tweed from a mill not far outside Manchester. Worn with a lambswool three-stitch rollneck and nearly-black narrow corduroy trousers.

Worn Made in England

Seam overshirt made from horizontal chalk-striped worsted from Yorkshire.

Worn Made in England

Worn Made in England
The three-button blazer is made from a wool-cashmere from West Yorkshire, which has been woven into a grey-black “birdseye” pattern. The blazer has a fishmouth-shaped lapel, an unstructured and relaxed fit, and an under-lapel fastening. It is worn here with some notch-back wool herringbone trousers.

Worn Made in England

The outside of the quilted vestis a luxury flecked charcoal wool-cashmere from a woollen mill in the Cotswolds; on the inside a warm wool-melton. It has been lightly quilted in east London, and its real horn buttons are made in the Midlands.

Worn Made in England

Worn Made in England

Worn Made in England

Worn Made in England
Biscuit-coloured moss-stitch cardigan, knitted in Nottinghamshire and made from lambswool yarn spun in Yorkshire.

Worn Made in England

The mid-grey minimal cardigan is made from Donegal yarn — a merino-cashmere blend — from Co. Donegal. It has a hidden grosgrain placket and large patch pockets.
The three-stitch rollneck jumper is so-called because of its combination of moss-stitch chest, plain-stitch body and arms, and rib-stitch neck. It has been knitted in Nottingham using Yorkshire wool yarn.

Worn Made in England

The Kelly collar shirt, made from a grey-white cotton, and natural corozo buttons.
Worn Made in England

Worn Made in England

Worn erstwhile

    • August — October 2018
      Weatherproof ripstop and tropical worsted, the debut of the field coat, and a cavalcade of cotton knits were the talk of the workshop in the warmer parts of 2018.
    • October 2017 — July 2018
      Heavyweight outerwear galore — with the old guard of trench coat, peacoat, duffle coat, and balmacaan, joined by the topcoat, donkey jacket, and flight jacket.
    • July — September 2017
      New textures for what are quaintly called the warmer months of the year — like a two-ply birdseye, replicating cloth of the 1920s, and a Flyweight flavour of Ventile.
    • September 2016 — June 2017
      Angora, peccary leather, melton, cotton and linen with some wool mixed in, even some blanketing — a melting of materials for an unusually warm end to the year.
    • April — August 2016
      Texture, let it be known, is a quality tricky to come by in the warmer months, here in the British Isles. But look — hopsacks, tuck-stitches, and herringbones galore.
    • September 2015 — March 2016
      The heavy Donegal tweed balmacaan made its debut, as did the heavy duffle coat and, indeed, the heavy fur-felt hat. Lots of heavy things, then, for the colder months.
    • March — August 2015
      New linens came to the forefront: linen from the south coast of Ireland; linen hand-woven in the Outer Hebrides; linen knitted into crewnecks and cardigans.
    • September 2014 — February 2015
      Cloth development came thick and fast: yarn-dyed Ventile at the start of the period, and tweed made with organic and heritage fleece in the Inner Hebrides at the close.
    • January — August 2014
      Along came the SB1 jacket in hand-woven indigo cotton, the link-stitch crewneck and cardigan, the porkpie Ventile cotton hat, and a brace of cottons from Lancashire.
    • September — December 2013
      The cotton-twill trench coat rounded the year off, but before that came the peacoat and SB3 in Donegal's finest, as well as lambswool knitwear both heavy and light.
    • January — August 2013
      The first half of the year began with the three-button Tetris tweed blazer and concluded with an assortment of corduroy and cotton numbers — plus some shorts.
    • August — December 2012
      Heavyweight tuck-stitch jumpers, the wool-tweed peacoat made with the one-man-mill, and the debut of both the reversible jacket and the Ventile mac.
    • December 2011 — June 2012
      Early spring was met by the British Millerain dry-wax and cashmere mac, and kept busy with the linen suit, new tour jacket, and two-button neat jacket.
    • August — November 2011
      The last few months of 2011 witnessed the release of the chalkstripe-wool seam overshirt, the hopsack tweed neat jacket, and the birdseye wool-cashmere blazer.
    • February — May 2011
      Spring and early summer saw linen semi-cutaway shirts, the horizontal cord blazer, panama stowaway overshirts, and the cycle-friendly brushed cotton tour jacket.
    • September 2010 — January 2011
      The work jacket made a first appearance in French navy cotton-twill and charcoal wool-cashmere. And, on the knitwear front, Shetland Isle moss-stitch jumpers.
    • May — August 2010
      Five mostly interchangeable garments were made over the middle months of the year: two semi-cutaway shirts, two cotton-drill trousers, and a corduroy overshirt.