Dashing’s SS18 Cloth Collection

As an island nation, holidays by the seaside are high up on the list. Lazing around on beaches or taking a walk along coastal paths is what we like to do best, with an occasional high adrenaline activity such as  surfing or sailing thrown in. The leisure dress of Edwardian gentlemen could well be divided into just two groups; tweeds worn in country fields and seaside wear consisting of flannels, linens and light weight wools.

We were thinking of such holidays whilst designing our collection for this summer. We chose light weight fine Merino yarns and wove them using open hop sack structures to create fine cloths that drape beautifully, keep cool and wear effortlessly. In a further alliance with coastal areas we commandeered names from the daily shipping forecast.

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MalinViking, Hebrides and Bailey are our simplest open weaves in plain warp and weft colours. The Hebrides with a navy weft and sand warp and the Malin with a rust red warp are lovely cloths for summer events, smart and just a little unusual. For the bolder seaside look stripes are always in fashion.

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Cromarty and Humber are similar elegant stripes in sandy shades of brown with a light red vertical, the later design is a more open twill structure and makes a very jolly day time suit or fashionable bag trousers.

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To finish off the collection we squared the stripes to create two check patterns, Lundy and Rockall, very similar designs with a slight change of twill structure. Checks are always the most casual and entertaining designs so choose these for a lively jacket that will put a spring in your step.

To find out more about our latest cloth collection or if you have any questions about a certain cloth, please visit our shop at 47 Dorset Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 7ND or drop us an email to: holly@dashingtweeds.co.uk