Please be upstanding for our cardigan of the month…. the Hailsham cardigan from British knitwear specialist Alan Paine. Made of soft 100% Merino wool, this timeless winter warmer features wooden toggles and a water resistant Teflon coating for those ‘nipping to the corner shop for a bottle of wine in the rain moments’. Part of The English Explorer Collection, a limited edition range inspired by George Mallory’s attempt to conquer Mount Everest. As the legendary George was a loyal Alan Paine customer and the brand has decided to celebrate the famous explorer and mountaineer with a range of clothing influenced by what Mallory wore on the last and ill fated Everest attempt. From direct photographic evidence Alan Paine have been able to reconstruct a number of garments used by Mallory and other members of the expedition.
The Alan Paine Hailsham cardigan can be bought from www.alanpaine.co.uk and selected stockist nationwide at a retail price of £180