English materials, English designed, English made: Lavenham

I started PeppinoPeppino more than one year ago. One day my best friend said to me ‘why don’t you start your own blog?”. A couple of weeks later PeppinoPeppino was live on the internet.

I consider Peppino as my own “virtual online store”. It is still small but it has started to gather a faithful niche of followers who share the same passion for quality and craftsmanship, which are the criteria I have been using to select the brands to feature.

The other day a very good designer, Sean White, from Vancouver referred to me as “influencer” and media contact for Europe. It was so nice to hear that, as I had never thought Peppino would have gone that far.

But let’s go back to the brand of the day: Lavenham. I tried one of their jackets, choosing a style from their new Fall Winter16 collection. A quilted jacket in lumberjack red and black Shetland wool, that has turned out perfect in these chilly days. I had so much fun wearing it. A practical, versatile and timeless jacket with a modern fit.

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Lavenham is a classic British clothing manufacturer, founded in 1969 in the middle of the Suffolk countryside. It started off making quilted horse blankets, moving then into country clothing.

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Their signature pieces are superior quality riding waistcoats and jackets. I am in love with their iconic quilted equestrian Rydon jacket, a historical and traditional piece, whose style remains largely unchanged today.

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All the jackets are manufactured at their own factory in Suffolk by highly skilled craftsmen that have been using the same production processes for decades. What makes these jackets so special and appealing is their signature British heritage and their great attention to details and quality.

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Lavenham has been able to renovate, over the years, design, fabrics and fit staying, at the same time, true to the brand and its origins in the equine world of Suffolk. The company has even had collaborations with Nigel Cabourn, Fred Perry, Gloverall, Sculp and Edwin, to name a few.

Below some images of the FallWinter16 collection, soon in the stores and on line. I had the chance to look at their line sheet, there are very cool styles in there.

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Take a look at their website and lose yourself into the English world of Lavenham.

By | 2017-02-09T18:14:53+00:00 June 4th, 2016|Clothing, European brands|0 Comments

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