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post #61 of 97
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^ thanks - looks worth a closer look
post #62 of 97
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Anybody own a pair of the Heritage Research JFK chinos? Are they more autumn weight chinos or are they lighter?

I had purchased 2 pairs from Oi and wasn't impressed. I own a different pair from a season or two ago and they are much better (nicer material, better construction, nicer fit). The JFK chino was lighter weight. I guess they could work for autumn...but they seemed more spring/summer weight to me. The taper was too extreme for me. Did not like the fit at all. This is completely different from the ones I mentioned that I purchased a season or two ago.
post #63 of 97
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I had purchased 2 pairs from Oi and wasn't impressed. I own a different pair from a season or two ago and they are much better (nicer material, better construction, nicer fit). The JFK chino was lighter weight. I guess they could work for autumn...but they seemed more spring/summer weight to me. The taper was too extreme for me. Did not like the fit at all. This is completely different from the ones I mentioned that I purchased a season or two ago.

Almost picked up the JFk Chino, luckily I didn't.
post #64 of 97
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I've been looking around for British companies producing heritage inspired 'workwear'. There seems to be several established companies and quite a few newcomers.

Those I've found and like the looks of so far are:

Nigel Cabourn : http://www.cabourn.com/

Not introduction needed - there's already a good thread on him: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...=nigel+cabourn

Heritage Research : http://www.heritageresearch.co.uk/

Seem to be best known for their collaboration with Quoddy. Not just British workwear, but workwear, expedition wear, military wear etc. from Europe and the North americas. Appear to be committed to quality of materials and design.

Norsea Industries :http://www.norseaindustries.com/

Coastal workwear. Fairly new company but growing fast. I believe production is partly UK based and partly made in India.

Cro'Jack : http://www.crojack.co.uk/

Seem to be a very new company. Clothing looks very good. Military and workwear inspired.

Universal Works : http://www.universalworks.co.uk/info/about-us

Fairly well known on the forum. Seem to offer good value modern interpretations of workwear.

Margaret Howell : http://www.margarethowell.co.uk/

MHL & Margaret Howell lines. Been doing her thing for years. Thread here: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...argaret+howell

Old Town : http://www.old-town.co.uk/products.htm

Horrible website, but their clothes look interesting. Small producer, largely made to order.

Thread here: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...ritish+vintage

Albam : http://www.albamclothing.com/

No introduction needed.

Barbour : http://www.barbour.com

No introduction needed, lots of threads. Big company. Waxed jackets are still mainly produced in the UK. Other clothing varies. Increasingly looking at their back catalogue to produce more interesting heritage clothing.


Let me know of any I've overlooked. Footwear would require another thread altogether.

Mods - if I've missed an existing thread that this should have gone into please move

Carhartt Workwear have heritage ranges as do Dickies Workwear

post #65 of 97
s.e.h. kelly
Looks interesting, will visit their London workshop soon.
http://www.sehkelly.com/
post #66 of 97
One of the co-founders of SEH Kelly is doing an AMA over on reddit.

A lot of great stuff on their website, particularly their outerwear.
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s.e.h. kelly
Looks interesting, will visit their London workshop soon.
http://www.sehkelly.com/

How was it?
post #67 of 97
Anyone have any new British brands, specifically knitwear, to check out? I think I am maxed out on Inverallan (2) and Inis Meain (3) knits. I'm waiting on my SEH Kelly peacoat to arrive, and might try one of their knits at some point.
post #68 of 97
I met Paul from SEHK recently, he was wearing a heavyweight knit of their own make, it looked and felt fantastic- very dense and substantial but surprisingly soft, much softer than my stark.
I often have a problem with big knits as my skin is quite sensitive to wool but think i could be ok in this. I definitely plan to try out some more of their stuff.
(Really nice guy too btw smile.gif)
post #69 of 97
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Anyone have any new British brands, specifically knitwear, to check out? I think I am maxed out on Inverallan (2) and Inis Meain (3) knits. I'm waiting on my SEH Kelly peacoat to arrive, and might try one of their knits at some point.

I wrote a recent blog post about the history of wool in Britain which includes a list of designers working with British wool - may be of interest.

 

Other suggestions: Utile, Common People, Percival, Eastie Empire and EDE

post #70 of 97

Has anyone had any dealing with old town yet?

 

For knitwear Andersons of shetland are worth a look as well. I bought one from them when in Shetland and it is lovely. The website is a bit rubbish though: 

http://www.shetlandknitwear.com/About.aspx

post #71 of 97
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Has anyone had any dealing with old town yet?

I've not tried them my self, but a friend has had them make a couple of pieces, and the quality seems good. He visited their shop to order and size, I don't know what the experience is like mail order.
post #72 of 97
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I've not tried them my self, but a friend has had them make a couple of pieces, and the quality seems good. He visited their shop to order and size, I don't know what the experience is like mail order.

Cheers. It would be mail order I would be looking at.

 

Has anyone mentioned Alain Paine knitwear yet? Started in 1907 so some has heritage.

post #73 of 97
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I'm waiting on my SEH Kelly peacoat to arrive

Ah, you got one of those, well done. I hesitated and was lost - let us know what it's like when you get it?
post #74 of 97
^Certainly. I expect it should arrive any day now...

Thanks, Syeknom. I knew of Percival and Eastie Empire, but not the others.
post #75 of 97
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Originally Posted by Kuznetsov View Post

Cheers. It would be mail order I would be looking at.

Has anyone mentioned Alain Paine knitwear yet? Started in 1907 so some has heritage.
Certainly has heritage - Duke of Windsor used to wear it, as did Mallory on his ill-fated expedition...

It's not been made in the UK for over 10 yrs, but they use Yorkshire spun yarn.
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