British workwear / heritage brands

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  1. ManofKent

    ManofKent Senior member

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    ^ thanks - looks worth a closer look
     


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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.
     


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    Almost picked up the JFk Chino, luckily I didn't.
     


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    Carhartt Workwear have heritage ranges as do Dickies Workwear
     


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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.
     


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    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 :))
     
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    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
     


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    Kuznetsov Well-Known Member

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    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
     
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    ManofKent Senior member

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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.
     


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    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.
     


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    Ah, you got one of those, well done. I hesitated and was lost - let us know what it's like when you get it?
     


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    ^Certainly. I expect it should arrive any day now...

    Thanks, Syeknom. I knew of Percival and Eastie Empire, but not the others.
     


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    ManofKent Senior member

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    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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