Saturday, February 19, 2011
New on the store this week are several spring knits from Inis Meáin, and Smoking, a politically incorrect name for a beautifully woven new handkerchief from Simonnot-Godard.
Inis Meáin Knitting Company produces modern, luxury fibre versions of classic designs from the Aran knitwear repertoire. For this season, I am featuring their brown and navy blue mélange linen crewneck, a long sleeved linen polo overshirt in navy blue or camel, and a spectacular linen mélange vee-necked vest in two colorways. These are perfect pieces for temperatures between 50 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit (10-27 degrees C).
The polos are really sweaters rather than shirts and look their best layered with cotton polos underneath. The latter, when they arrive, will be part 2 of ASW's Spring Knits offering.
And then there is Smoking. It is only a cotton handkerchief, but frankly cotton handkerchiefs are rarely if ever this good.
I hope to see you on the store.