Camel – a luxurious fibre and a beautiful colour
Monday might be reserved for one’s most luxurious articles of clothing. Here, the very essence of masculine elegance, pure camel hair coating, a cloth handcrafted in Batley, England byperhaps the world’s finest weaver of luxury fabrics, Joshua Ellis. I know the mill well, having an over twenty year working relationship and last year serving as brand ambassador for their 250th anniversary. England was involved in the making of cloth as early as 871 AD, and West Yorkshire mills were established in the 12th century.
Yorkshire’s Joshua Ellis designs, manufactures, and finishes superior quality Escorial, cashmere, vicuña, angora, and camel hair for the apparel industry’s leading design houses. The company has a gifted in-house sourcing team that visits goat and sheep farms the world over to acquire only the finest fibers.
The refined Escorial suiting fabric shown here was also produced by Joshua Ellis & Co Ltd, as was the handsome windowpane scarf, part of the marvelous collection of cashmere scarves, stoles, throws, and serapes (seen on slide two) now available online at joshuaellis.com. The alluring Escorial scarf and cap collection is also available for purchase, all most favorably priced, and with free worldwide shipping in celebration of the start of the season.
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– Jack Simpson