Under the Skin

For those of us who regard leather, suede and shearling as highly as Merino wool, Cromford Leather Company — this year celebrating 50 years of excellence — is a hallowed moniker.

Far be it from us to disparage the hallowed craft that has always sat at the centre of our editorial focus, but wool fabric is an extremely forgiving friend to the bespoke tailor. Thanks to millions of years of evolution, as well as the diligence and perspicacity of the world’s best sheep farmers and cloth makers, it has unmatched stretch, pliability and crease recovery. Even the finest, thinnest, minuscule-micron batches of warp- and-weft twine behave with dutiful subservience.


    January 2022


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