NOW STOCKING – SAINT JAMES COLLECTION

27.11.2013

We are pleased to announce that we are now stocking a selection of the SAINT JAMES collection in our Earlham Street shop.

“Around 1850, Saint-James, a commune in Lower Normandy, located 20 kilometers from Mont Saint-Michel experienced a real industrial adventure.  The Legallais family started to spin and dye locally produced wool. This was then resold as skeins and balls of wool to the haberdasheries of Brittany and Normandy, later as underwear : real woolen shirts which gave birth to the fisherman’s sweater. In 1950, Julien-BONTE, from Roubaix (France), took control of the Company and gave up the traditional activity to concentrate on the manufacture of cardigans, sweaters, including the famous “Real Breton Fisherman’s Sweater” knitted in Pure Wool. With such thick and tight knitwear, they are considered almost waterproof… Knitted very close to the body, this sweater becomes “the seafarers’ second skin”.

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IMG_2029_L‘GIULDO RA’ (Black/Ecru, Ecru/Red & Ecru/Navy) – £69
‘MERIDIAN II’ (Cooper Jean/Bleuet) – £65
IMG_2040_L‘SURCOUF Ad’ Watch Hat – (Ecru & Noir) £35
IMG_2055_LSCARF (Ecru/Noir) – £38
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IMG_2063_LMATELOT R Breton (Navy/Médoc, Noir/Taupe, Marine/Ecru) – £120
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