So now the Olympics & Paralympics are over so is the summer so its time to invest in Autumn Winter outerwear…hang about though mother nature is still taking the piss and the temperature is up and down like a like a fiddlers elbow so what is needed is a jacket that fills the transition between Autumn & Winter. Hey Presto one that fits that bill is Wolsey’s Membury cotton canvas jacket. The original was designed for those soldiers facing variable climates, since it was relatively roomy, and had a detachable insulated lining which could be worn underneath if the temperature dropped.
Wolsey’s quilted version is heavily garment washed to give it an authentic look, and features two large bellow hip pockets and two medium-sized breast bellow pockets, and removable button on hood. Equally at home in town or on the battlefield (dont laugh I live up North!) the Membury jacket is given a contemporary city edge with the addition of a zip down nylon bottom flap, internal pockets and MP3 lead outlet. Take a closer look here
Posted in Clothing, Jackets, New Contemporary, Wolsey
Tagged 2012, Autumn Winter, Canvas, Cotton, Field, Jacket, Jackets & Coats, Membury, Wolsey
Last Thursday night I had the pleasure to joining influential buyers, bloggers, and general movers and shakers from the menswear industry (don’t know why I was invited!?) to the opening of British Heritage brand, WOLSEY’s flagship store in good auld London Town.
Regular readers will know I have done a number of posts regarding Wolsey’s products, the main reason being I believe that this brand has been in hibernation for a long time, and now on the cloud of the heritage culture we have created in the industry will reach heights that it hasn’t before in its 257 years.
So then the store…. Located on Brewer Street in the heart of Soho, the store feels like Wolsey’s ethos contemporary styling of iconic classics. Brushed steel beams, exposed brick walls, aged wooden tables and original draper’s cabinets. To be honest it was totally what I expected the shop would look and thats not a criticism, it does what it says on the tin not another brand that produces a cutting edge design on the facia and interior and forgets that it no way reflects the product thats housed in it. The product, ascetics and the feel of the store perfectly fit together for me a store where you want to shop.
Check out the store for yourselves
83a Brewer Street
London, W1F 9ZN
British Heritage brand, Wolsey’s knitwear is looking canny good for Spring Summer 2012. ‘Addy’ is a cardigan that updates the classic vintage bomber jacket with a contemporary shape. Featuring double folded cuffs & hemline detailing with slanted side pockets. The gold front fastening snaps on the cardigan give it an understated edge. This garment is given a modern look with a clean on-trend boxy silhouette. Made in a 100% cotton and available in two colour-ways wine & navy… ideal for you to sport a cardigan without having to fill the pockets with toffees like your granddad. Check out Addy and the rest of the knitwear here
Wolsey is making waves at the moment, with an amazing collection this season. This sweater is a simplistic shape reworked to give a contemporary take the traditional nautical summer stripes that we see season after season. The Caesar crew neck striped sweater is a lightweight knit made in a luxurious cotton slub yarn. It is a reversed knit constructed with a raglan ‘inside out’ seam finish, roll end sleeves and neckline and finished with Wolsey’s signature 1755 branding on the sleeve. Perfect with chinos for the summer!
I have just taken delivery of a beautiful iPad case kindy sent to me by heritage brand Wolsey. Now I need to state that this is not an often occurrence getting freebies arriving on my desk. This has been weeks of me harping on at a friend who works for Wolsey to send me one! I’ve been after for sometime a case for my beloved iPad 2 that is a bit more distinguished than my current Incase one and this fits the bill perfectly. Produced in full leather and made on our beautiful shores of the UK, the Glatton Leather Tablet Case (I dont think you can officially say iPad case unless Apple say so 😉 )has been designed with utilitarian features such as an external stand flip mechanism and A5 internal pocket. The Glatton Leather Tablet Case is constructed with easy accessible device features and styled with exposed stitching to give an authentic vintage look. You and me both know this little bad boy is gonna look unreal when its worn in like all quality leather products should be. Purchase here
Posted in Accessories, Tech
Tagged 2, 3, Apple, Case, Gratton, Great Britian, Heritage, iPad, Leather, Stand, Wolsey