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Friday, 10 October 2014

TRY THIS - With Jaeger it's a Wrap


I found these two Jaeger silk scarves at the Children's Hope Foundation charity shop, 51 The Mall in Ealing. Jaeger, a British fashion house founded in 1884, is credited with inventing the camel hair coat. In the 30s and 40s Cary Grant, Vivien Leigh and George Bernard Shaw were among the brand's celebrity devotees. In 1956 Jean Muir joined the company as a designer and by the mid-60s famed photographer David Baily was snapping the company's ad campaigns. In 1984, the year of Jaeger's centenary, camels were paraded along Regents Street in celebration. In the 90s Dame Judi wore Jaeger for her role as 'M' in the Bond films and Kirsten Scott Thomas donned the label in The English Patient. In 2001 Bella Freud began designing for Jaeger. Stock up on cheap and cheerful 2nd-hand scarves; among other things, they make easy, effective and ecological wrapping for gifts. These squares of style were £2.50 each.


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4 comments:

tralala said...

Look out for Jaeger shirts (mens) and their menswear in general - beautiful quality, unfussy, divine :)

Anmarie said...

Good tip - will be on the look out for me and the husband.

tralala said...

Jaeger suits are lovely quality as are their shirts - very classic and elegant.

Found another two new to me makes yesterday - a James Darby Bespoke Tailoring shirt and a Stovel & Mason Savile Row shirt - both exquisite cotton - so - happy man :) Coupled with the beautiful Regency-style Gieves and Hawkes waistcoat scored for £5 off eBay - very very happy man lol

Anmarie said...

Totally love the way a waist coat can give girly definition to a man's shirt! Score. I think I'm really going to start stalking men's suits/trousers. I want a pair of brownish, thick wool, sort of textured trousers to pair with a sheer blouse I picked up today...yup, think I'll find them in the boys dept. Thanks for more shirt brands to keep an eye out for...shop shop shop. BUT never buy new!