Unequivocally English and decidedly distinguished, Pantherella AW2016 delivers a collection of iconic designs and exquisite colour combinations, perfect for sharp suited gents. Drawing inspiration from their British heritage, the new season’s collections debuts new hues and patterns to compliment and contrast both business attire and weekend wardrobe.
The Vintage Collection revisits archive patterns in updated colour combinations - classic shades of navy, charcoal, grey and black are accompanied by maroon, camel, teal and British racing green. Essential classics like Birdseye and Herringbone weaves create subtle and understated patterns such as ‘Finsbury’ and ‘Blenheim’. From smart motif details like the mini cross pinstripe of ‘Penbridge’, to the classic tartan of ‘Stannard’, these timeless designs are the ultimate style statement.
Inspired by decorative floor tile work and abstract prints, the Modern Collection celebrates fun with geometric patterns and bold block stripes. Bright colours pops of fuchsia, peppermint, orange and turquoise complement classic dark base colours of charcoal, chocolate and blackberry. The herringbone weave of ‘Hatton’ is bold and the contrast stripes of ‘Stockwell’ are not for the faint hearted. But for the more confident wearer the Modern Collection really takes it to the next level with the high-vis geo check of ‘Chelsea’ and striking staggered blocks of ‘Brixton’.
Looking for a classic block colour sock, fear not, as Pantherella’s Solid Colour collection has a rainbow spectrum of hues adding an instant pop of colour to any outfit. Often worked with thick ribs and contrast heels, these merino wool socks will delight in bright purple, royal red, olive green as well as classic greys, camels and navys.
The Leisure Collection moves us into a heavier gauge knit more suitable for casual dress at the weekend. Quite simply this capsule collection offers three classic styles; the Argyle patterned ‘Racton’, solid block colours of ‘Packington’; and block striped ‘Hillingdon’. Bold hues of dark purple, deep blue, wine and olive with accents of mustard, coral and turquoise, all in the softest Merino wool.
This season’s Luxury Cashmere collection does not disappoint. Made from the finest cashmere yarns we see both short and long solid colour ribs and stripes in chocolate, coffee, port and racing green. But for something extra special the new houndstooth check of ‘Eltham’ and fairisle design of ‘Fenton’ are the ultimate in luxurious decadence.
With the look and feel of cashmere but the durability of wool, the Luxury Escorial Wool collection is one of Pantherella’s signature collections. As well as classic solid colour ribs, new for AW16 we see some pattern clash influence coming to the fore; diamond jacquard ‘Blake’ with birdseye weave; the herringbone with pinstriped ‘Russell’; and the daring hounsdtooth with overcheck 'Bedford'
With a rich expertise spanning over 70 years, Scott Nichol is the go-to brand for luxury country-style socks. Scott Nichol transports you away from the hustle and bustle of weekday life and provides pure comfort, luxury and character. With two key collections this season, Scott Nichol offers socks for every aspect of modern, country life whilst also being the perfect finishing touch to any weekend wardrobe.
The Country Collection stays true to its name and continues to deliver that country feel with the rich autumnal colours of the woods. The ever practical yet the popular ‘Wollaton’ wellington boot socks are made from warm, heavy gauge wool and feature clever ‘turn over tops’ so your socks won’t slouch down as you’re walking around.
Continuing the woodland forager theme we see classic herringbone and fairisle patterns in heavy gauge wool are given a quirky twist with unexpected colour combinations and textures. ‘Hambledon’ is an eyecatching alternate herringbone design and ‘Felbrig’ is a pleasing combination of fairisle and stripes, both in marls of petrol, conker, forest and chestnut.
In the cotton range the new designs are definitely for lovers of the great outdoors. Jaunty repeating patterns of hounds, pheasants and tractors create fun factor and will surely be a talking point in the local village pub.
The Team Collection is made from heavy gauge soft cotton in both solid colour with contrast heel and toes, or bold two tone stripes. With a sporty feel this seasons colours include hot red, royal, conifer and port.
Richard James Savile Row
Inspired by the hard industry of the London Docklands in the 1930s and the golden age of the cruise liner, Richard James’ London Power collection makes bold use of colour and pattern resulting in a collection that is simultaneously utilitarian and glamorous. Made from the finest cashmere and merino wool, these socks were designed to accompany double breasted suits, wide legs and high waisted trousers.
The glamour of the jazz era is evident in ‘Orontes’ which features a piano key stripe. The ‘Stratheden’ presents solid colour broken by a central stripe very much inspired by a ship’s funnel. New technologies of the era are represented by the now retro zigzag design of ‘Baradine’. And for a drop of fun ‘Bendingo’ has a Liquorice Allsorts repeating square motif. Base colours are dark and heavy greys and charcoals much like the industry of the time, with accents of oxidized metallics such as rusty orange and petrol blue.
The Pantherella family continues to excite with yet another luxurious, trend focused range which refuses to compromises on quality. The new collection will be available from November 2016 in Harrods, Selfridges, Liberty, independent boutiques around the UK and online at pantherella.com.
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About Pantherella www.pantherella.com
Established as the finest English sock maker since 1937, Pantherella has long been the choice of undeniably stylish men and women around the world. Made from the most luxurious fibres, Pantherella socks are made using a specialised knitting machine in their fifth generation family owned factory in Leicester. Featuring their trademark fine-linked toe seam, a technique Pantherella is globally recognised for; quality and attention to detail are at the heart of the brand. With a core philosophy of provenance, design and craftsmanship, every Pantherella customer receives the finest excellence.
About Scott Nichol www.scott-nichol.com
Acclaimed County and Luxury Lifestyle sock makers Scott Nichol have always remained true to their heritage roots through their ongoing commitment to designing, manufacturing and producing socks in their original Leicester factory - still owned by the fifth generation of the Hall family. With a rich expertise spanning over 70 years, Scott Nichol remains the go-to brand for luxury country-style socks.
About Richard James www.richardjames.co.uk
Since 1992 Richard James has quickly established a reputation for itself as a leading luxury brand that has set the standard for contemporary tailoring and menswear. The first of the ‘New Establishment’ tailors on Savile Row, Richard James is proud to have contributed to revitalising what has long been acknowledged as the world centre for tailoring with its bold, progressive take on the timeless and traditional. Updated classics, timeless yet contemporary design and an exacting attention to detail - Richard James is proud to set the benchmark for Savile Row tailoring, modern menswear and handcrafted accessories.