Farlows Brand Manager, Peter Sant, introduces the new outerwear that features in the AW19 country clothing and fieldwear collection.
A Focus on Outerwear
This season we have introduced multiple new styles for men, driven by the success of our outerwear category and strong sales across tweeds, loden and wax cottons. The fabric technology, coupled with the general craftsmanship and keen attention to every detail make these great ambassador pieces for the Farlows brand.
The beauty of our cotton selections is that they age and patinate beautifully, they break in with wear and just look better and better over time, giving the owner year after year of outstanding service in the field.
The Flint Shooter
There should be a Shooter in all field collections! We are introducing this style as a versatile coat for the high moors; estate, partridge or pigeon shooting and for the sheer practicality of also being able to wear it on cooler days on the Continent or in southern climes. It‘s a classic piece that is set to become a ‘must have‘ in any country wardrobe.
It‘s the small details on the Shooter that make it very special indeed: the stitch finish across the collar, the full lining in contrasting cotton, the deep poacher pockets and the reverse welt on the handwarmer pockets. It really is a beautifully finished, versatile garment.
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The Kilburn Country Raincoat
There seemed to be a gap in our collection for a relatively simple lightweight coat that could be worn over a shooting vest if the weather got particularly foul, or that could easily be worn with a heavy gauge knit on a weekend in the country.
The format of Kilburn is consistent with the others in the collection. As far as the styling is concerned we have reversed the sleeve details, with an inset sleeve to the front of the garment and raglan construction to the back, and have employed the same military twill lining as the rest the collection.
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The Halifax Shorter Fieldcoat
This is a slight variation on our classic fieldcoat shape, to create a garment with a strong shooting influence combined with the outstanding performance of our existing fieldcoat, but with increased versatility and practicality.
We have shortened the coat slightly and added double kick vents to the back. We also simplified the block, with a full raglan sleeve construction, to give a clean back profile without losing any freedom of movement for the ‘swing‘. We retained the classic Farlows pocket shape but have scaled them down a little and there is a shirt collar, finished in a medium wale cord, that affords the wearer full cover and warmth in foul weather. We believe this shape will be well received and become a classic within the Farlows collection.
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The Wellington Raglan Sleeve Coat
We just love this coat and it covers so many of the key values that the Farlows collection aspires to achieve.
The format is a traditional raglan sleeve country topcoat, very British and a true classic. We have kept all the classic styling details including raised seams along the raglan sleeve, British `warm` patch and flap pockets and the shape is voluminous. For the fabric, we have used a traditional Donegal tweed, made the traditional way in Ireland, by one of the last remaining Donegal tweed makers and it is constructed, as with all our outerwear, in England at a small factory in Northamptonshire.
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The Chelsea Belted Tweed Coat
For the Farlows ladies‘ collection, we also wanted to create a coat that would be versatile and stylish in and around the shooting weekend.
The Chelsea has translated well into our new gun club checked tweed, which is made exclusively for Farlows in Scotland. The ¾ length coat has a lovely ‘swing‘ to it, with strong country references in the raglan sleeve construction and there are elegant welted pockets. The coat has a full length button front with turnback cuff details on the sleeves and has our signature military twill lining with a high collar to turn up on cold days.
Again, this coat shape will find a firm place in the collection and is a great new addition to the Farlows tweed family.
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