I’m somewhat obsessed with finding classic designs that have lasting appeal, they have to be well-made from good quality fabrics (and more often than not from natural fibres). These pieces form the backbone of my wardrobe, and range from a pair of pointed leather pumps to a crisp white cotton shirt, a structured black leather biker jacket to a cream silk camisole. I look for quality in these pieces because I want them to last and I want to feel good in them. They don’t have to come from luxury brands but I do like to invest in brands that are sustainable and more likely to be associated with slow fashion.
A little over a month ago I was contacted by a British brand called Gloverall, they are most famous for producing the original English duffle coat. Gloverall fit quite nicely into my classic design obsession, their coats are incredibly well made and have been a British classic for over 60 years. For their latest 1951 Collection they’ve used British fabrics from tweed specialists Abraham Moon, Fox Brothers and Harris Tweed, waxed coated cottons by Halley Stevens and boned cottons by British Millerain. The collection was inspired by the early days of the British Grand Prix; Gloverall discovered black and white photographs of British racing car driver Tony Brooks wearing their classic Monty design back in 1957. From this they developed a collection of classics including duffle coats, parkas, car coats and a badged team jacket; alongside some lovely Aran and cable knits.