Cashmere, like many other fine materials, is easily taken for granted in today’s globalized and commoditized world. It is generally easy to find and it is more affordable now that it has been in the past. However, this exceptional fiber is worth a deeper dive, because so much important information is obscured by the clothing industry that you need to know to be an informed consumer. Read more
Gloves have been around for centuries and are typically worn as an accessory on the hand. I’m sure I don’t need to explain how they work, and if you’re not familiar with their use, you will know by the end of this guide. Read more
Lately, I have been asked by many people on the street how I tie my scarves because they liked the look of my Fort Belvedere Double Sided scarves. It seemed like a perfect idea to teach you my favorite six ways to tie a scarf, and so a video was in order. Read more
Eric Musgrave, the author of the book Sharp Suits, produced a nice little video series in collaboration with Duchamp London. In the video, Eric travels to Scotland, where he pays a visit to Robert Noble cloth weavers from Peebles, Begg of Aye, makers fine cashmere scarves, and Hawick, producer of one of the first seamless cashmere sweaters.
Robert Noble – Peebles
Robert Noble has been at the same location since 1884, but they have been in existence for more than 355 years! The company settled in Peebles because of the soft water, which is essential for the quality of the tweed they weave. Robert Noble tweed is particularly colorful and rich. Enjoy a look behind the scenes:
Hawick Cashmere Knitwear
According to Hawick, a Scotman discovered the Mongolian goats that cashmere is derived from, and hence cashmere knitting became an essential Scottish industry. Hawick specializes in cashmere sweaters, and although they have a tailoring tradition that spans over generations, they are pioneers in the area of seamless sweaters.
Begg of Ayr Cashmere
Begg has been weaving and specializing in cashmere for over 100 years, and today they collaborate with a number of providers of luxury furnishings and apparel.
A few weeks ago, we received two complimentary ties from Panta Clothing, which is a New York City based manufacturer of men’s clothing such as ties, scarfs and trousers. While all Panta clothing items are 100% produced in the US, owner Ed Morel imports the pants fabrics predominantly from Italy and the tie silks and wools from England. Read more