Thursday, 10 September 2009

In store: Pringle of Scotland

Pringle of Scotland is one of the oldest names in the Scottish borders, the birthplace of the British knitwear industry. Founded in 1815 by Robert Pringle, the company began as a manufacturer of hosiery and underwear. It became one of the first luxury knitwear manufacturers in the world, having expanded throughout the world during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Pringle of Scotland has been knitting cashmere since the 1870s and was one of the first brands to introduce knitwear as outerwear in the early 1900s. Pringle also created the Intarsia design known today as the Pringle Signature Argyle Pattern, which was adopted by the Duke of Windsor and the fashionable set of the time.

The brand also introduced Pink Cashmere for Men, one of the confirmed fans being the famous actor Noel Coward. Today, Pringle is still worn by stars of stage and screen. Oh yeah, and for an 80's Casual, Pringle was the sweater of sweaters!

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