Pringle Clothing A/W 2008Pringle of scotland collection – Menswear autumn/winter 2008

Pringle of scotland’s autumn/winter 2008 menswear collection is inspired by the lean, sleek silhouettes of the 60s and 70s, combining pringle’s pre-eminence in creating exquisite knitwear with refined modernity in tailoring and outerwear. Fabrics are always luxurious, often sourced from british mills or created exclusively for pringle of scotland.

The collection takes a closer look at colour; strong accents of rich berry or purple and pops of mustard are bold highlights within a palette of stone, grey melange, snow, pale lilac and navy.

This season’s chunky handknits experiment with new stitch techniques and innovative fabric mixes. A super-soft chinchilla-cashmere mix cable knit is the ultimate in luxury, and pure cashmere or super-fine merinos appear in a range of styles featuring shawl and roll collars or button detailing at the neck. Argyles are approached with an abstract eye, reinterpreted with graphic sensibility, whilst icelandic fairisle designs are also visited. Finest 18-gauge merino knits are perfect for layering under silk printed shirts, which incorporate graphic stylised paisleys and 60’s retro prints.

In outerwear, a traditional belted trench coat reflects a military influence and is updated using bonded and seamsealed finishes — a wool-panelled collar and leather epaulets are new details. Peacoats feature widely in luxurious cashmeres or silkwool herringbones and a blouson shape is interpreted in refined fabrications.