December 2019

As the temperature continues to drop, many of us are preparing to wrap up warm for winter walks, skiing holidays, or just staying cosy by the fire. As we move into what Country and Town House has affectionately called 'Cashmere Season', we take a look at what luxury fashion commentators have had to say about our Autumn Winter collection over the past few weeks.

The writers of What's On, by Country and Town House online, highlighted the comfort and warmth of our coats and separates, made with specially developed fabrics including double-face matte Cashmere, Merino lightweights and Cashmere Velour, and described our most recent designs as 'The Autumn/ Winter collection you need for Cashmere season'.

Hannah Rogers, writing The Times Luxx feature, agrees that our outerwear is pretty special. 'Throw your other coats away. And no that's not dramatic – this is an Opera Coat darling,' she said, describing our archive patterned Blue and Green Wool piece, first seen at London Fashion Week earlier this year. Vogue's Digital Director Anne-Marie Tomchak coveted the same item in November's Vogue Edit. 'For me, this year the outstanding frontrunner is the Opera Coat. I love everything about it. The big blue and green tartan, the big collar and the big silhouette. It's traditional (yet modern) and luxurious,' she said.

For men, our Cashmere jumpers have received a sartorial seal of approval. Voice of classic elegance The Rake commended our Navy Cashmere V-Neck Sweater explaining, 'There couldn't be a more assured choice for an underlayer'.

Our Navy Colour Block Extra Fine Merino Wool Throw popped up in the Independent's feature on the '12 Best Wool Throws And Blankets To Keep You Cosy This Winter' suggesting that readers 'snuggle up in this one,' adding that 'the luxury is tangible'. The Independent also described our Silver Button Loop Women's Cashmere Gloves as 'foolproof' in its article '10 Best Women's Gloves To Keep Your Mitts Warm This Winter'. Grazia's Big Gift Guide featured our Personalised Blush Women's Cashmere Socks, with elegant red monogramming detail.

Our iconic scarves and stoles have also been catching attention, with award-winning men's retail destination Mr Porter recommending our Fringed Cashmere Scarf in light grey. The Telegraph spoke highly of our Maclean of Duart Tartan Classic Cashmere Stole, both in it's Luxury 'Raising The Bar' section, where the scarf qualified as one of 'Three Of The Best Country Pieces' and in a piece celebrating the concept of the home bar, suggesting the generously sized MacLean of Duart accessory be worn to serve cocktails. Not forgetting our Lava Ribbed Cashmere Scarf, which Global Blue recommended to give an outfit a pop of colour. The Financial Times' How to Spend It magazine's Men's Style edit and the Fashionbeans website also highlighted our men's scarves.

Additionally, Johnstons of Elgin made an appearance in Walpole in recent weeks, featuring as their member of the week. This follows the placing of our Creative Director Alan Scott on the Walpole Power List earlier this year, where he was named among the 50 most influential people in UK luxury.

Our Autumn Winter Collection, inspired by the heyday of travel, exemplifies our exceptional craftsmanship, including intarsia hand-knitting and 360° digital printing technology. Bold, jewel-inspired colours appear throughout, while flashes of tartan give a nod to our proud Scottish heritage, which dates back more than 220 years. Our fine Cashmere and Merino Wool fibres are durable, super soft and incredibly warm. Perfect for this Cashmere Season and for many more to come.

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