The wool crêpe that we’ve used for this long, distinguished pencil dress is a light, flowing material made of pure new wool. It has a slightly crinkly surface and does not crease easily. Wool crêpe does not bulge, and with its fine material can be worn all year round.
The dress has a classic straight, figure-enhancing cut with four seams front and back that emphasize the beautiful fit. It has a simple high neckline. The three-quarter-length sleeves end in a slit band that can be turned up – a nice detail. There is a further slit at the back of the skirt.
Wool Crêpe Pencil Dress 253,00 Euro
Camelhair is incredibly warm, with a silky gloss, much cosier than sheeps’ wool, very robust and durable – it ‘improves with age’ as they say – and gets softer with every wash. Garments knitted with camel hair are really light and ‘breathe’ with the wearer. Our Scottish makers, Eribé, use only pure, undyed hair from young camels, taken from the bottom (belly) side where the hair is particularly fine. The wool fibres are washed before weaving using only mild soap and pure mountain water.
This hip-length fine-knitted jacket is of dense (Nm 17/2) 2-ply camel hair yarn. It’s round-necked and has 9-cm wide, stretch arm- and waist-bands in 2/2 ribknit. Both collar and button front have been given neat narrow bands, and the button front has a backing tape in a discreet shade: in addition it has an unusually high number of buttons (mother-of-pearl) to make sure it lies smoothly.
Made in Scotland.
Ladies’ Knitted Camelhair Cardigan 317,00 Euro
We’ve taken raw silk from China and sent it to Italy to be woven and printed in a traditional process involving the use of an individual plate for each separate colour – six in this case, with a variety of green, red and grey shades mixed to allow one colour to dominate here and another colour there, with the flowered Paisley pattern being shown up in the best possible light.
All of this takes a good deal of work, and requires experience, of course – and above all, first-class cloth, not to mention a good cravattier. We chose Ascot Ltd., an exclusive firm in the West German silk town of Krefeld, to make this ladies’ scarf for us: it’s lightweight yet warm, and a nice scarf to wear for any season. The reverse side is of fine pure new wool in twill weave.
The firm of Cavallo, situated in the Westphalian town of Bad Oeynhausen, is renowned for the quality and correct fit of their shoes: each pair is Goodyear-welted and measured by a German last (not an English one) – Cavallo shoes usually have a rather broad fit and are very comfortable.
The ones here have been especially designed for winter wear, with the famous Swiss Galusser leather and non-slip profile English rubber soles, and are fully lined (including insole and tongue!) with thick and warming lamb’s fleece. The tongue is attached to the boot on one side, making it easier to put on.
Ladies’ Lambskin-Lined Cavallo Half-Boot 380,00 Euro
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