Mens Alan Paine Aylsham Fleece Quarter ZipAlan Paine
Mens Alan Paine Aylsham quarter zip fleece is a country wardrobe essential designed to see you through the Autumn/Winter and beyond. Designed in a classic fit, this fleece features zipped pockets for all of your essentials. It also features contrast zip welts and neck for a stylish finish. Drawcord adjusted waist. Quarter zip centre front opening. Two zipped secure pockets. Contrast mock suede welts. Mock suede outer collar. Manufacturer's codes: AYLGZIP Dark Navy, Green 921575
12 Months Warranty.
In 1907 William Paine founded this famous knitwear brand in Godalming, Surrey, and named it Paines of Godalming. Godalming was then a small town with a long history of woollen production. William discovered some knitting machines in an old warehouse behind the shop, taught himself and others to knit, and began to manufacture knitted garments, arguably developing the first cable knit sweaters.
By 1920 the business had grown to include supplying speciality shops - principally by adding the Club Colour Trim to a plain cable sweater. The swatch book held a small swatch of wool for each client that could be used to create a sweater in the required club, school or regimental colours.
Cable-knit sweaters were increasing in popularity at this time. It was in this decade that Alan Paine's most famous unofficial patron, the Prince of Wales (later to become Edward VIII) ordered his own personalised sweaters, finished in his regimental colours.