Paul Stuart - The Quiet Americans
The Best of British from Anglo-America
Paul Stuart are at it again. Purveyors of radically conservative and Anglo-flavoured clothes for gentlemen, we mentioned before that this American company has a knack of getting the best out of our British manufacturers. The items you see here are made in the UK.
The olive Wool Check Raglan Overcoat (above) is made in England from cloth manufactured in a British mill. Sold in New York. Perfect for (Old) York.
We were talking circuitously about the dearth of raglan overcoats at the start of the year. A welcome addition.
Camel Hair Cardigan
There's been a trend for the shawl collar cardigan in recent years, but ride it out, it's a classic and should be viewed above all trends ultimately.
The colour and quality of Paul Stuart's Camel Hair Cable Knit Cardigan (below) denotes years of continuous pleasure. Let's face it, this sweater will look good on a 19-year-old or a 90-year-old - a good gauge of a classic. Made in Scotland of camel hair, with proper leather buttons and pockets at the front for betting slips, pipes and so on.
Wearing this cardigan under the raglan coat will see you through the deepest part of winter.
Tweedy's Historical Precedents: I'm always reminded of Roger Livesey (below) in A Matter of Life and Death when I see cardigans in this colour. Tie + cardigan = dynamite, as Hardy Amies concurred in An Englishman's Suit.