Archive - November 2000
Christy’s hats are available from Smart Country on Low Petergate in York. Miller Christy founded the Christys’ hat business in 1773. Behind the name lies not only a tradition for quality and hand craftsmanship, but a history spanning back over 200 years. Their wide range of headwear encompasses fedoras, panamas, caps, riding bowlers, dressage hats and eventing hats. Perfect for country pursuits. Christys & Co. at Smart Country York are the leading manufacturing hatter in Great Britain. Established in London in 1773 they have a worldwide reputation for craftsmanship, style and excellence in traditional, classic and modern headwear. Throughout the world when people see a Christy hat at Smart Country York, they know there has been no compromise in quality and that the hat on their head bears the tradition started by Miller Christy all those years ago.
The price of a Panama hat usually reflects how finely it has been woven. A more finely woven Panama takes much more time to make. Each piece of straw is split by hand and then woven. The more times the straw is split, the finer the weave, generally producing a Panama of greater quality. Panamas can be woven so finely and tightly that they can actually carry water. There has been a Panama for sale in the USA in 2011 at the price of $100,000. It is exquisite and took the maker 5 months to complete.
Whilst not quite as expensive as the above mentioned Panama, Christys’ Panamas at Smart Country York are of beautiful quality, and are genuine Panama Hats, hand woven in Ecuador using Fibres from the ‘Paja Torquilla Palm’ and then handmade in England. The Panama hat was made famous as protection from the sun by men building the Panama Canal. Today we all need protection from the sun’s harmful rays. The Panama at Smart Country York is a smart classic solution.
At Robert Smart Menswear in York we take great pride in stocking the very best in men’s Poggianti Shirts such as Poggianti Floral Shirts and Poggianti Patterned Shirts. Take a look at our fantastic selection of Poggianti Shirts for men today and find the perfect designer shirt for your wardrobe.
Since 1958 Poggianti have been designing men’s shirts. Their products are the result of classic Italian tailoring utilizing the finest fabrics and materials from such producers as Testa, Thomas Mason, Albini and Gerlin. Poggianti supply their shirts all over Italy and have trade partners in Belgium, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Greece, Holland and the United States. Poggianti present their collections in Florence and at ‘Made In Italy’ at the Collective in New York. Poggianti was born in 1958 as a collection of men’s shirts designed to a high standard under the philosophy of producing a truly ‘Italian’ made shirt. The brand continues to benefit today from the now 50 year rich artisan experience, including an absolute knowledge of fabrics, combined with an on-going search for unique style. Colours, stripes, prints and embroidery define the style of the collections, designed for the fashion –conscious modern man. Poggianti prides itself on quality, flexibility and service and believes it is these key features that have allowed them to grow steadily and to gain such a prominent place and widespread popularity in the market today.
It’s been talked about for a while, but the Barbour Steve McQueen range has now landed, including the Barbour Steve McQueen Baker Jacket.
To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the International motorcycle clothing range, Barbour has launched a limited edition Barbour Steve McQueen capsule collection based loosely around it. Pictured above is that Baker jacket, which faithfully recreates the jacket that Steve wore in the 1964 ISDT in East Germany.
It has a fully waxed outer, chest pockets, gold pop studs, throat latch and Barbour International woven logo patch on the chest. The Baker also features a U.S stars and stripes lining and U.S flag on the left chest.