Marrying old techniques with new styles has enabled everything from Jack White's reinvention of 1930s blues, to Meg White's reinvention of 1930s uncomplaining abandoned women. For newfangled menswear made the old-fashioned way, throw on Huxley
Started by a Brit who abandoned his hedge fund "dream job" to pursue a fashion passion, this hyper-targeted menswear line's fueled by dual lustings: for "a return to premium British clothing", and a more modern injection of colour -- a notion Nick Griffin should adopt if he ever wants to see another garden party.
The basic offering's standard fit Merino wool crews and v-necks -- crafted in a Scottish factory that's been churning out knitwear since 1874 -- plus mid-calf socks made from "luxurious" cotton by a family whose four generations of foot-warming has landed their dinner table in the "what, socks aren't good enough for you?"-argument hall of fame.
Everything comes in eight eye-catching colours, whose fanciful names run from musical references (raspberry beret, deep purple), to foodstuffs (ripe tomato), to things American mums pretend are foodstuffs (sunny delight).
There are plans for an Autumn/Winter line of similarly cut Merino wool sleeveless v- & crew- neck jumpers, plus slim-fit cardigans -- an old-fashioned look that, without a modern upgrade, will ensure it's the women doing the abandoning.