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.
ROBERT CHARLES MENS DESIGNER ACCESSORIES & BELTS COLLECTION available from Robert Smart menswear in York
The Robert Charles Collections at Robert Smart Menswear York are inspired by Nature at her boldest and vibrant best. Audacious by design, playful on purpose and consummately creative, Robert Charles is self-expression at its highest. Originality now has a name. Statement is now in style. And fun is finally back in fashion. Robert Charles at Robert Smart Menswear York is as much a collection of vibrant accessories as life is a collection of different moods, different days and different opportunities to be a different colour. Offering a selection of high quality, stylish leather belts for you to choose from, Robert Charles Accessories at Robert Smart Menswear York are a great choice for casual designer style. Find what you’re looking for with Robert Charles Accessories available now from Robert Smart Menswear in York. Our wide range of belts, cufflinks and ties need to be seen to be appreciated!
Magee Clothes, available at Robert Smart Menswear in York. Established in 1866, by John Magee as a small draper’s shop in Donegal, Ireland selling handwoven tweed. Today they specialise in luxurious fabrics, beautiful garments and most importantly Magee at Robert Smart Menswear York offer a unique Irish identity to the world. Magee at Robert Smart Menswear York has nealry 150 years of heritage and history behind them. Founded in 1866 as a small shop in Donegal by John Magee, today the company has four shops in Ireland, is a wholesale supplier for high quality independent retailers around the world. It is also internationally renowned for its luxurious and colourful fabrics. Magee at Robert Smart Menswear York has been perfecting the art of men’s wear since the 1800’s. Magee at Robert Smart Menswear York are continuously evolving to provide you with everything you might need in your wardrobe. What about a luxurious wool and cashmere mix tweed jacket for a day at the races, a sharp pinstriped suit and crisp tailored shirt for that important meeting, a morning coat for that special day, an Irish linen and silk mix jacket, linen shirt and chinos for a summer picnic, a beautifully warm coat for those bitter winter days, a tuxedo at Robert Smart Menswear York for the Christmas party, or perhaps just a casual unstructured jacket, polo shirt and jeans for the pub with friends.
Robert Smart menswear of York are proud to stock John Smedley knitwear. Known for high quality knitwear and a rich manufacturing heritage, John Smedley knitwear at Robert Smart menswear York are a luxury brand with roots in the Derbyshire countryside and garments regularly featured in some of the world’s most prestigious fashion magazines.
Though John Smedleys past helps make them who they are, it’s their design and innovation that keeps John Smedley at the forefront of contemporary fashion. Whether they’re planning for Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter Collections John Smedley knitwear at Robert Smart menswear York there’s always plenty in store for the year ahead.
John Smedley Outerwear Collections
We’re extremely proud of our outwear John Smedley knitwear at Robert Smart menswear York collections because each year we build on the variety and stunning combinations that are available. The John Smedley knitwear at Robert Smart menswear York Men’s range features some truly special pieces that boast a whole new level of detail. As always, garments are of the highest quality, including Merino wool for cooler climes and cotton items for when the warmer weather arrives.
New Zealand Merino Wool
John Smedley’s extra-fine New Zealand Merino wool is specially bred by selected wool growers on the alpine pastures of the South Island. It’s a soft, sumptuous yarn that’s naturally warm, comfortable and easy to maintain. In 1995 John Smedley began a unique sourcing programme with a specially selected number of wool growers in New Zealand which we still maintain today. It means we can trace our knitwear and control its provenance. They also have Zque accreditation which guarantees that we maintain fair and ethical practices in the way we work with their suppliers and the way they treat their sheep, as well as the quality of the wool.
Experience John Smedley knitwear at Robert Smart menswear York today is based on 225 years’ experience of knitting. We take our long-standing values and apply them to a contemporary fashion industry. They strive to make all our garments at their mill in Derbyshire, which keeps they true to their roots, but equally important, it means they manage our traceability and stay in control of what they create.
All of this helps John Smedley knitwear at Robert Smart menswear York to guarantee quality and apply quality standards. There are no short cuts. No searching for lower priced alternatives which mean lower quality. John Smedley only buy the very best and we’re in control of the production process from start to finish.
Each John Smedley knitwear at Robert Smart menswear York sweater takes around seven weeks to produce and consists of more than three miles of the finest yarn and around 1.2million stitches.
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Robert Smart have a wide range of Gardeur clothes in our York shop. We have on stock: mens chinos, jeans and smart/casual trousers. We also stock year round the hugely popular gardeur mens shorts in a variety of colours. Quality Gardeur leather belts now available in our Petergate York shop.
The perfect blend of fit and comfort. Gardeur trousers from Robert Smart in York are loved by our customers for their quality, ease of wear and exceptional tailoring. Each style is matched to your tastes and is available in a range of seasonal coulours and three leg lengths.
When you choose a pair of Gardeur trousers from Robert Smart in York you have found your own individiual, classic style that you will want to come back to time after time.
Gardeur trousers from Robert Smart in York are renowned for their flattering fit. They are specially designed with a generous cut.
Gardeur trousers from Robert Smart in York are designed with versatility in mind. Whether for holiday or more formal occasion, there is a style for you. Each style also includes features you’ll appreciate for their sheer comfort.
When you order a pair of Gardeur trousers from Robert Smart, you’ll benefit from our years of experience providing high quality clothing and service.
Carl Gross from Robert Smart in York
SPRING/SUMMER IMPRESSIONS 2011
Relaxed suit and jacket models with added value – visible in the fabric qualities, in sophisticated details or the inside finish – not only provide for an upgrade in the upcoming season, but also for a new, modern City look.
Lively, structured and voluminous fabrics give Modern Businesswear a sporty touch. New finishes and blends provide function and optimized comfort. This is why the three collection themes in the Spring/Summer 2011 collection, URBAN CASUAL, RELAXED CHIC and URBAN ELEGANCE, are primarily defined via fabric qualities offering special features and finish.
“FABRICS WITH CHARACTER”
The theme URBAN CASUAL is characteristic of the new “relaxed wear”. Here, suits for the summer come in cotton or diagonal structures with a soft feel and lightweight structures. Pale colours are in the focus. In addition to AMF stitching and inclined flap pockets, colour-coordinated elbow patches, undercollars with discreet colour base and integrated pockets lend the suits a sporty and elegant note.
As for the inside, slightly more contrast is preferred. Striped designs, contrasting edging ribbons,
inside pocket piping and sleeve linings lend value and emotion to the primarily half-lined models.
As for single jackets, summery linen and linen/cotton blends, double-face qualities and seersucker dominate the fabric range. Structure, volume and slightly crashed surfaces provide for innovation. The designs range from club stripes, reinterpreted in terms of colour, fineliners, pepita, herringbone, Prince-of-Wales check designs down to overchecks.
The modern jacket type is attractive thanks to deconstructed fits and soft finish. Inside reversed seams and overstitched sleeve heads are some of the features to this effect. Patch pockets with or without flaps, elbow patches (patched or inserted), sporty collar fasteners and undercollars in contrasting colours underline the sporty and casual look which is perfected by the golf pleat.
In contrast, there is the slightly more elegant jacket type. Slightly accentuated shoulders, inclined flap pockets including ticket pockets, contrasting or colour-coordinated buttons, and integrated pockets are characteristic features. Elbow patches and collars with colour base form are available as an optional range of features.
Whether sporty or elegant, the visual highlights are continued in the interior of both jacket versions.
Slightly more vigorous colours are chosen, which match the top fabrics harmoniously. Stripes and plain fabrics from the same colour range are mixed. Contrasting edging ribbons, piping and sleeve linings as well as inside pockets made of top fabric are indispensable details in this series.
The entire silhouette remains slim. The fashionable 2-button model continues to be the most important style.
The trousers tie in perfectly with the sporty look. 5-pocket versions and chinos with straight legs are available. Washed Pima cotton qualities play an important part. As for the interior finish, much attention has been paid to sophisticated details. Edging ribbons, a contrasting inside waistband or an unusual inner pocket lining emphasize the sporty look.
Colour range: from light beige shades to summer darks in brown shades, sober red and green as contrast as well as a wide range of blue shades
“INTELLIGENT AND FUNCTIONAL FABRICS”
Carl Gross in York RELAXED CHIC The new smart suit makes its appearance in upmarket and comfortable fabric qualities. Silk is gaining importance. Thus, wool/silk blends are characteristic fabrics used in this series. Increased elasticity and colour fastness make the new compositions for the Modern Business Segment so attractive. In addition to a luxurious touch, these blends are said to “breathe”, thus providing for enhanced climate and wearing comfort. Important criteria for business suits. Pin stripes and minimalistic designs determine the suit collection. Function comes via fabric qualities, modernity via fashionable designs and scene-setting. Inclined flap pockets, integrated dress handkerchiefs and intricate inner lining designs are in the focus. The suit silhouette remains moderately slim and the fashionable 2-button model is omnipresent.
The single jackets within this theme signalize sporty elegance. The means to ensure this include double-face qualities in wool/linen blends, pitted wool qualities with fresco weave offering a good grip and silky wool. Here, too, new impulses, comfort and function are provided via intelligent fabric qualities. The designs are marked by coloured overchecks, stripes and herringbone. A newlydeveloped “rolling 3-button model” has been added to the 2-button versions.
Sophisticated interior compositions continue to play a superior part. Here, colours and contrasts are the name of the game. Up to three colour schemes – always matching the top fabric harmoniously, reappear in the jackets. Fine stripes are mixed with plain fabrics. Piping, edging ribbons and AMF stitching accentuate the look.
Details such as felt collars with colour base, elbow patches in mixed patterns, contrasting sophisticated buttons and interspersed tucks underline individuality and provide emotions. Colour range: from beige to brown and a wide range of blue shades.
“QUALITIES WITH TANGIBLE ADDED VALUE”
URBAN ELEGANCE completes the trends und tendencies for Spring/Summer 2011. In this theme, CARL GROSS presents suits, jackets, coats and co. with sartorial finish, uncompromising qualities and top-notch detail solutions. The series combines perfected tailoring with unobtrusive luxury and a passion for contemporary Modern Businesswear.
Premium qualities with tangible added value are in the focus. This is why fabrics made by the most renowned Italian weavers have been chosen exclusively for the suits. In addition to high-twist IWS qualities by Reda and Marzotto, washed wool qualities by Guabello, summery wool and linen blends by Subalpino and wool/linen blends with silk content by Vitale Barberis complete the fabric concept.
Finish and structured surfaces as well as volume come to the fore. Here, mohair looks, Délavé effects and slightly creped fabrics provide new impulses.
In addition to their fashionable appearance, most of the qualities, in particular the fabric range “Dream Wool”, offer valuable functional features. Good crease recovery, climate and wearing comfort are the most important factors integrated in the design of business suits and jackets.
The designs of the business series URBAN ELEGANCE range from summery stripes via Prince-of- Wales checks and herringbone down to fine, elegant pin stripes.
The silhouette remains slim and fashionable 2-button versions are in the focus. Preference is given to traditional summer colours. The colours range from beige to brown, all shades of blue, and grey.
Inside, linings in light colours provide liveliness and contrasts. Striped designs are matched with plain fabrics. Inner pockets with piping and edging ribbons accentuate the look. The integrated pocket rounds off the formal dress-code.
Classic business trousers as well as 1-button business coats complete the theme.
Neither a revival nor a commemoration. Neither nostalgia nor a return to the past. And VINTAGE 55 tshirts fom Robert Smart in York is not even about melancholy for bygone eras, nor is it simply about imitation. VINTAGE55 is more a tribute to the experience of clothing that tends to get lost in the accumulation of events; in the passing of days, years and centuries that leave their threads behind. To feel like we’re part of a story made up of people who stayed in the background. To seek out, try on and sharpen up an article of clothing.
To inspire innovation exploiting the irresistibile charm of simplicity.
VINTAGE 55 clothes from Robert Smart in York, carried by the breeze coming from the distant, or the recent past, should be full of energy, fun and possibilities. Clothes to forget you have them on. Work suits or tracksuits, T-shirts, shirts or sweatshirts, tennis shoes, slacks, skirts or dresses: clothes to put on, take off, leave behind, lend and swap; to wrap your scent on. VINTAGE55 clothes from Robert Smart in York that respect the past, recalling the years when teenagers first exploded onto the scene with their music, their desire for adventures; passion for movies; attachement to their campus uniform and team colours. The years of rebel poets, women on the way to liberation, irreverent artists and extreme clothing. A tribute not only to Anglo-American vintage clothing, but also to eras whose influence can be seen by anyone who picks up the trail of man’s journey through time. We’ve borrowed a term (VINTAGE) and repositioned it on the rack for people wishing to preserve the common sense of whatever is well made; the simplicity of whatever is useful and necessary. VINTAGE55 from Robert Smart in York sews stitches that carry the sound of timeless music (Is Mozart really old and past? Otis Redding is still alive for those who listen to his music…).
Oliver Sweeney sell a wide range of footwear for men as well as selection of accessories including wallets, bags and shoe care products. Oliver Sweeney shoes are designed in England and hand made in Italy. Stylish and comfortable, Oliver Sweeney are the ultimate in mens statement shoes. Once worn you will become a true addict!
As worn by celebrities around the world, Oliver Sweeney shoes are the one piece of clothing that your wardrobe should never be without!oliversween