We are very pleased to showcase our footwear range for Autumn Winter 2019 from our partners at Paraboot. The shoe company formed in the French Alps in 1907, the moniker coming later; a portmanteau of "Para", The Brazilian port that shipped the gum rubber for the soles to the factory, and "Boot" a new-fangled word the Americans used for sturdy rubber footwear.
Planning our collection for autumn / winter 2019, the design team here at Timothy Everest thought long and hard about a more informal and all-inclusive shirt that could sit centre-stage in the selection. We realised the answer was right under our noses. Our Cuban Shirt, based on the loose fitting open collar Guayabera from South America has become a summer staple for us, but with a little twist and thinking, it has been transformed into the ideal centrepiece for our Perfect Imperfection drop.
For our Autumn Winter 19 collection, we took inspiration from the world of pottery and ceramics and in particular the work by the British studio potters Lucie Rie and Hans Coper. Both potters were known for their modernist approach, bringing bright colours, natural textures and abstract form into their work; an experimental practise considered very ahead of their time.
This season at Timothy Everest we have added a new style to our collection in the form of the navy wool linen blouson. Rethinking and reworking the classic workwear jacket; we wanted to add practicality and sustainability into its design. Working with the acclaimed Northern Irish weavers John England we have developed a material with the rugged good looks of denim, but with additional functionality.
“I started making jackets when I moved to England at 15 years old", Chris the Coatmaker tells us, "Made for everyone. Prince Phillip, Roger Moore, Tom Jones; Ralph Lauren both personally and for his customers...The work we do now is exactly the same as the work we were doing before. The lining, linen, taping. Exactly the same way as I started learning the trade fifty five years ago”
The inspiration for our Spring Summer 19 ready-to-wear collection comes from London-based photographer Gregoire Pujade-Lauraine's 2014 book "A Perpetual Season". Colours of dark ochre, pistachio and desert red highlight the familiar earthy tones | Timothy Everest | Available Online and In-Store | SS19
The measurements, the pattern, the cloth, the chalk, the scissors, the needle & thread. And hundreds of years of combined toil and talent. Over the coming months, we will be taking you on an insider's look at some of the unique characters who make up the unseen members of our team and provide the backbone to Timothy Everest bespoke tailoring.