Tuesday, 24 February 2009

New season shirts

Now that the best of the hot weather is done, we've started designing some new looks for the cooler months ahead. Just in, we have a selection of new shirts, including some great new fabrics and a few details we've been working with the tailor on.

As it cools down we're able to use some of the thicker and more luxurious cottons. These feel great on, and are more resistant to creasing because they have a bit more body.

After the success of the vivid blue shirt we first showed at our Mercedes show, we have now retired this fabric to avoid it being overdone. One of our new ones is a similarly striking shade of blue, which comes in a heavy oxford weave.

Also we've sourced a few interesting checks. Now that the plaid trend has died off we thought we'd greenlight a few shirts in some interesting varieties of coloured checks.

One of the new details we've been working with the tailor on is a narrow horizontal pintuck. This is a bit trickier to create than the traditional vertical pintuck as all the pleats are done by hand and there are a lot more when it's done horizontally.
The first shirt we've had done is navy check. Also we've recently done a few one-off shirts for clients in black with a slightly textured black oxford used for the pintuck pleats.

The final additions to the shirt collection include a new soft oxford in black, which we've not been able to get our hands on previously, and a black and white puppytooth cotton (tiny houndstooth patterning).

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