Henry Poole's ash-delayed spring trunk show reached San Francisco this week, bringing with it a couple of small delights. The firm often seems to offer a diversion or two from its tailoring and this season it is cashmere sweaters and some very nice Japanese-made leathergoods.
Poole customers may recall that the company was offering made to measure Scottish cashmere knits a year or two ago. The 2010 offerings are not quite as traditional - I saw a lightweight single ply pullover that is better suited for wear under a jacket than the usual two and four ply stuff.
More interesting to me were the bridle leather wallets, made for Poole by a firm that does work for Hermes. The quality of the make was excellent and the pricing reasonable as these things go at £110 ($162.50) for a coat wallet and £125 ($185) for a fatter version designed to hold a checkbook. I was taken by the very elegant dark green and black color combination.
The wallets are available for purchase on the firm's web site. There is no sign of the knitwear.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Posted by Will at 8:00 AM