Aubin & Wills - A Memento Mori
Goodbye Aubin & Wills
And so it is that we say goodbye to Aubin & Wills. The brand has been quietly put to sleep. It's a shame. Not everything they did appealed, but there was a sense of humour about what they did, and more goods were coming out from their collections that were made in the UK or produced directly by decent British heritage brands.
I grabbed this jacket as a bit of a spontaneous purchase before they shut up label. It was the cloth that attracted me. Extremely soft lambswool from our not-yet-friends at Mallalieus of Delph, the family-run mill in Lancashire. Very nice to touch and drapes well. A memento mori of sorts. Goodbye A & W.
As for its youth-targeted younger brother Jack Wills, I desire that we be better strangers.