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Headers: Classic lambswool, Ladies lambswool, Cotton knits, Country classics, Guernsey styles
Woolovers offers a great collection of knitwear for both men and women from around £20. All their garments are 100% wool (except the cotton knits which are 100% cotton!) and fully machine washable. Garments include jerseys, cardigans, gilets, slipovers, Aran, fisherman's, huntsman's and cable sweaters. Use their sizing chart to make sure you get the right fit. You can also order a catalogue online. Woolovers is a family-owned business established in 1989 and based in Haywards Heath in West Sussex.
• Free Delivery on orders >£95
Headers: Menswear: Formalwear, Casualwear, Accessories. Womenswear
The rather stylish Austin Reed is now online with a selection of (fairly formal) shirts and trousers for men and a small selection of items for women. The men's accessories department contains a small selection of belts, socks and underwear. You can book an appointment online at one of their stores for a consultation regarding personal tailoring. The "Hirewear" section is misleading as you are directed to their store locator - note however, they do have stores throughout the UK.
• Special Features: You can apply online for the Austin Reed visa card which features 2.5% spend back in Austin Reed Reward Vouchers.
Headers: Hand knitted Sweaters.
Colourfull, chunky, hand knitted sweaters in Merino wool for both men and women. The sweaters are hand knitted by professional knitters in one to two weeks of full-time work. Prices start from around £70. Chunkichilli is a Cheltenham based British company with an additional base in Shanghai.
Headers: Mens: Formal Shirts, Tailoring, Ties, Cufflinks
Womens: Formal Shirts, Tailoring, Casual Wear, Accessories
The CT stands for Charles Tyrwhitt (pronounced 'Tirit'). The company, begun in 1986, is based in Jermyn Street, London, and is a producer of quality shirts. The shirts are made from the finest Egyptian cotton and single-needle stitching is used throughout. In addition they offer other items such as quality leather footwear for men, a fabulous collection of cashmere for both men and women as well as all the usual accessories you would expect. Note, however, that although they sell a wide range of cufflinks, the women's jewellery section is not extensive.
Headers: Formal Shirts, Casual Shirts, Ties, Cufflinks, Shoes, Jumpers, Accessories
Luxury men's clothing. Based in Yorkshire, Joseph Turner is one of the UK's leading shirt makers. The Collection includes business and formal wear and all shirts are made with pure two-fold cotton. The ties are made of silk, the jumpers can be bought in cashmere, lambswool and cotton and the shoes are English made leather shoes. Buy online or requet a catalogue.
• Special Features: Free 30 day returns policy.
• International Delivery Available
Wide range of cashmere clothing and accessories for men, women and children. All cashmere is sourced and manufactured in Mongolia and the designs are exclusive to Pure Collection. There is also a bespoke "made to order" service - email for details. Launched in 2002, Pure Collection is based in Harrogate.