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Sartorial Notes on Elegance and Vulgarity – an American perspective on London’s Savile Row

The below photo is taken from iconicallyrare’s “Sartorial Notes on Elegance and Vulgarity”.  Her article is an interesting American perspective on London’s Savile Row and well worth a read.

http://iconicallyrare.com/2012/09/16/sartorial-notes-on-elegance-and-vulgarity/#

Elegance

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If Mr. Churchill should suddenly require a pocketknife or need to check the time, one gets the impression that he could discreetly access a handy pocket watch or a folding-knife heirloom within a moment’s notice.

The Bowmont Jumper from Finisterre / Fox Brothers and Co Ltd.

Bowmont Sheep

Today (23.11.12) sees the Bowmont Jumper from Finisterre go on sale at £150.  Made from the wool of British Bowmont sheep (which is rather like Merino sheep wool) and (unusually for Finisterre who make most of their products in Portugal) it is made in the UK too in Scotland. Fab looking jumper.

http://www.finisterreuk.com/shop/mens/p/new-just-in/bowmont-jumper-midnight.html?utm_source=email&utm_medium=231112&utm_campaign=bowmont

The Bowmont sheep are the last of this quite new breed left in the UK and are farmed in Devon.

http://www.devonfinefibres.co.uk/index.php?page=bowmont-sheep

This picture is of Bowmont sheep in Savile Row, London in October 2010.  This event was organised by the Savile Row Bespoke Association, Woolmark International, West Country woollen mill Fox Brothers and Dormeuil, in support of Wool Week 2010.  The sheep starring on the day came from two farms in the West Country.  One flock was from Harry Parker’s award-winning Exmoor Horn sheep farm in Wiltshire, and the other flock was from Lesley Prior’s Bowmont sheep farm in Devon.

Did you know that the UK sheep flock is the largest in the EU with 15 million breeding sheep and 52,000 producers?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-11515019

http://www.defra.gov.uk/news/2010/10/11/wool-news/

http://www.foxflannel.com/media-article.php?id=celebration-of-wool-with-savile-row-field-day-in-support-of-the-campaign-for-wool

Fox Brothers and Co Ltd are woollen and worsted cloth manufacturers in Somerset and were established in 1772 – http://www.foxflannel.com.  They also own the website The Merchant Fox.

http://www.campaignforwool.org/

Bowmont sheep in Savile Row, London in October 2010