I first met Douglas Cordeaux in a mediocre cafe just off Savile Row on a wet London day. We talked about fabric and menswear in general and started a working relationship that continues to this day. Regrettably, much of what Fox produces is too heavy for the colonies, but there are some notable exceptions.
"Fox Air" is a tropical suiting cloth with a crisp, dry handle. Woven using a 2-ply up-twisted worsted wool to achieve a crease-resistant cloth that is the ideal travel companion. Merino wool woven in plain weave, will breathe in our Antipodean climate and is suitable for all seasons.
I recently had a new spring blazer made in a plain grey, navy and midnight check. It works well with most things I wear. I chose our house block, buggy lined with a patch pocket. I particularly like it over a cotton pique polo shirt and paired with a white trouser.
The "Fox Air" collection contains a variety of classic designs; pinstripes, windowpanes and glenchecks in refined colours including classic navy, melange grey, denim, walnut and olive. All suitable for suiting and jacketing, and, true to the form of Fox Brothers, woven without compromise.
"Fox City" is a mid-weight cloth, described as a Three Seasons weight; it will work well year-round in New Zealand. It is a plain weave merino wool that has an extensive colour palette with some excellent tones for trousers and blazers.
All Fox Brothers luxury cloth is woven in Somerset, "West of England". The world famous mill sits between the Quantock Hills, and Exmoor, both areas of outstanding natural beauty. Fox Brothers has been weaving luxury cloth in the West of England since 1772 and its exceptional quality is known worldwide.
Get in touch with us if you'd like to view these excellent books for Spring/Summer. We have a great selection on offer for your next made-to-measure commission.