My Favourite Fair Isle

Craig shows us his top 10 Fair Isle jumpers for autumn and winter 2017

Named after an incredibly small Island off the coast of Scotland, Fair Isle is the general term for intricately patterned knitwear. I won’t bore you with the details of the techniques involved in producing this particular style of knitwear, but I will show you my top ten favourite sweaters that fall into the Fair Isle category.

Fair Isle sweaters really are a great option for the cooler whether, wear one with a tweed jacket over an oxford button down shirt and a bow tie or dress it right down with your favourite old jeans and some comfy socks.  Gift wise, you can’t go wrong. They’ve stood the test of time and suit a range of ages since they’ve seen significant resurgence in the past couple of years, so it’s a safe bet.

I’ve done my best to choose you a range of sweaters to suit a range of budgets and tastes.

My Top Ten

First up is this Nordic style sweater by Lands’ End Beige fairisle sweater at Debenhams – Was £110 Now £53.62. This is a more casual swear and will look great with jeans and boots.

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Drakes launch AW17 collection

Drake’s are proud to present its collection of beautiful menswear for AW17 

Founded in 1977, Drakes have come a long way from their east end roots and have been delivering beautifully considered and timeless menswear pieces every year since.

With their factory still based in London’s east end, Drakes are now well known for their luxury pieces, stunning fabrics and attention to detail. “we make things that people can and will want to wear, for years and years to come.” – Michael Hill.

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An Autumn Look With Hammond & Co

Craig shows us a look perfect for a British Autumn from Hammond & Co at Debenhams

The leaves have turned their ochre’s and russets and conkers and chestnuts line the floor of the woods in the park. It just has to be Autumn. Time for thicker fabrics and layering, time for scarves, gloves and hats. My favourite season.

Today’s look is entirely from the Hammond & Co range at Debenhams. Anyone who has followed my blog for a while knows that I’m a massive fan of the looks that Patrick Grant gives us each season.

I’ll start from the ground up. While these boots have been around for a while they are still available online. They are the brown leather ‘Surrey’ lace up boots and are £100 and I love mine. The tan colour is perfect for this season and they’re really comfortable to wear.

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