My top pal Paul over at S.E.H Kelly has just sent me a handy snap-shot of their recent work, all of which has been made since ‘the clocks went back‘ as he puts it in his fine Macclesfield brogue that’s as rich as one of Heston’s Waitrose christmas puddings. Prepare to be amazed and dazzled in a haze of beautiful natural fabrics in classic yet contemporary form.
There’s heavy herringbone tweed from County Donegal, Shetland overcoating from West Yorkshire, organic box-tweed from the Inner Hebrides, angora twill from Wales, new heavy canvas-weight of Ventile — and that’s just the coats. Knitwear is cashmere-cotton and super-fine lambswool, hand-framed and fully-fashioned by a small knitwear maker in the south-west. And, on the accessorisation front, there’s a spectacle frame, which is hand-made with acetate and gold in London, some hand-stitched deerskin gloves, and fur-felt hats which are blocked just outside London. Every part of every garment, and cloth and component, is as ever made in the British Isles and by Christ aren’t they beautiful? How about those overshirts? Hang on is that Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall?
All these life-enhancing items are available at www.sehkelly.com as well as in a bunch of stores across Japan (Beams, Tomorrowland, Nanamica, and a few dozen others).