Thursday, January 19, 2012
Capsule AW 12: 18 Waits
Another person favorite at capsule was 18 Waits. They had a great showing all around with their shirts, pants and accessories but one particular cardigan really caught my eye. So I asked Will to give us a little background on this must-have winter item.
Custom-knit for 18 Waits on Prince Edward Island, Canada, using the finest British virgin wool. Each sweater is made by knitting fully fashioned panels by hand on antique Swiss knitting looms. Sweaters are then assembled point by point using the same yarn as the rest of the sweater. Everything is then hand finished. No cutting or sewing other than the buttons and labels. Truly old-world craftsmanship resulting in sweaters that will last a lifetime.
We use buttons fashioned from Douglas Fir trees. And once the knitting process is complete, we add elongated leather elbow patches, using the same red stitching used in many of our garments, especially our pants and knits.
This style is unique to 18 Waits, based on a vintage sweater Daniel found some time back. The fit is a modern cut, slimmer through the body, not tight.
Available in a natural cream colour with flecks (brown leather elbow patches) and charcoal (black leather elbow patches).