December 2011 — June 2012

Worn Made in England

Worn Made in England
The two-button neat jacket is made from wool-cashmere cloth — a fine pin-dot pattern of grey and off-white yarn — from a mill in West Yorkshire. The first couple of corozo buttons on the jacket’s placket are visible, while the rest are concealed.

Worn Made in England

Worn Made in England

Worn Made in England
Mid-weight Lancastrian linen and three light matte tortoiseshell buttons make up the linen suit. The blazer is an instance of relaxed tailoring — unstructured and with dropped shoulders — while the trousers have a high rise and tapered leg.

Worn Made in England

The dry-wax raglan mac brings together a body of durable and weather-proof British Millerain cloth, with a collar and lining of soft pin-dot wool-cashmere. The mac is worn here with a pair of beige-grey 11-wale corduroy trousers with a narrow cut.

Worn Made in England

Worn Made in England

Worn Made in England

The tour jacket (above) is made of 11-wale cord and wool-cashmere. Inside is a shoulder strap mechanism, so it may be hitched onto the shoulders and worn as a backpack: handy for carrying when out-and-about. The collarless jacket (right), meanwhile, is made from cotton-drill and corduroy, both from a mill in Lancashire.

Worn Made in England

Worn Made in England

The raglan shirt (left and above) has a half-hidden placket is made from lightweight and very breathable pinpoint cotton, and real horn buttons. The mac (below) has a raglan construction, too, and is made from herringbone linen from Ireland. The cloth has been washed to soften its handle and relax its appearance.

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.