Fabric First: Holland & Sherry
Holland and Sherry may have one of most robust backgrounds when it comes to fabrics. Since the early 1800′s, they’ve been a premier supplier of fine fabrics and cloths to fashion house and luxury brands the world over. If the English do one thing well, it’s produce quality fabrics – thank that nice weather they’re rumored to have. And if the weather created a need for protective and quality materials, the surrounding climate supplied the necessary ingredients. To this day, Holland and Sherry continue to source their fabrics from Yorkshire, where the climate and water create the perfect environment for finishing the cottons and wools needed for tartans, or tweeds.
After 170 years Holland and Sherry have made a fitting move into garments and wearables. Utilizing their English roots coupled with exceptional fabrics and a Savile Row stronghold, you can bet you won’t be disappointed by what’s on the shelves. I paid a visit to their new retail location last year when they initially opened, and was immediately impressed by both the store and product. If you’re in the area, check it out for yourself.
You can find Holland & Sherry Bespoke at 209 Elizabeth Street, New York.