Sunday, 7 October 2012

Best of Britannia, Farmiloe Building: Archie Foal knitwear

You know how it is, when you find a piece of clothing that is perfect in so many ways? This heavy weight cardigan by Archie Foal is the one for me this autumn; and because of its classic shape and amazing quality, its something I'll wear for years to come. Knitted in Scotland from superfine merino wool with a shawl collar, it is warm enough to wear instead of a coat.

The quality is superb - the merino wool does not go bobbly ('pill' in wool-speak) and bounces back to keep its shape. Mr Archie Foal was sporting one at the Best of Britannia show yesterday at the Farmiloe building in Clerkenwell (hurry along now to catch the last few hours) - he told me he's been wearing it a lot this autumn instead of a coat, while moving boxes of stock around, and it looked like new: it has retained its shape and remained bobble-free.

close up of the Noah cardigan, available in navy, sage green, brown, and grey marl- with some fantastic red socks to wear with boots while huntin' and shootin'
I covet these too - merino knit Oskar jumpers

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