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Over at The Hanger Project, you can find a new assortment of sweaters from John Liang and William Lockie – two of the most respected names in traditional Scottish knitwear. The pullovers and cardigans are densely knitted from multi-ply yarns, which means they have an appreciable heft and will keep their shape over time. Lower-end sweaters are typically knitted with a lot of slack and/ or made from short-fiber yarns. That allows the producer to cut costs in a way that isn’t easily discernible when the sweater is new, but the sweaters will quickly bag out and pill after a season. John Liang and William Lockie’s sweaters, on the other hand, are made to last for years.
Our friends at Proper Cloth specialize in made-to-measure shirts, but each season, they do a lookbook to show how their fabrics can be worn. This season, the team flew all the way to Scotland for their presentation. In front of a backdrop of stone gray castles and mossy green hills, Proper Cloth shows how their muted flannels and chambray shirts can be teamed with denim, as well as their dressier poplins and twills be used with suits. Below is a video they produced to give people a behind-the-scenes look at how they shoot their lookbook. It’s … kinda Steven Spielberg-esque.
Paul Winston over at Chipp Neckwear continues to offer some of the lowest prices around for neckwear. In addition to his ancient madders for fall and silk Matkas for summer, he also has Italian knit ties you can wear year round. A little floppier and more casual, they designed to be worn with tweed sport coats, linen suits, and navy blazers. It may be counterintuitive, but black here will be your most versatile option. The color allows it to go with anything, while the weave makes it casual.
Dapper Classics is also getting into the grenadine business (sorry Paul). Theirs are a bit more expensive, but they also have some colors not found at Chipp, such as a mid-blue and bright orange. The team also just did a big restock on their popular trousers, which are made by one of NYC’s best garment factories. These have a mid-rise and slim leg line, and come in a wide range of fall/ winter fabrics, such as lambswool Donegal and brushed cotton. There are also some Minnis Frescos in there, an open-weave tropical wool that’s popular with customers of bespoke tailors.
For the next week or so, Huckberry is stocking Gola’s sneakers. These retro-styled runners take after British sportswear from the 1960s and ‘70s, back when Gola was famous for their running shoes and messenger bags. Huckberry has the Track Suedes in navy and gray, as well as the Harrier 317 in brown and white. They shoes are made in England can be worn in that ‘60s and ‘70s Rugged Ivy style we’ve written about. Huckberry also has some gift guides, if you need suggestions on what to get a friend for the holidays.
Finally, our thanks to Twillory. They’re holding an early Black Friday sale (their best prices ever). Get two shirts for $89 with the checkout code SAVE2; four shirts for $169 with the code SAVE4; and five shirts for just $199 with the code SAVE5. Their shirts are slim fit and come in a range of basic and slightly quirkier fabrics. Shipping and returns are free, which makes trying out something easy.
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