Guest Blogger – The Everyday Man

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October is here and that heralds the beginning of the gloomy winter months. I really hate winter in general but I do like the excuse it brings to find some new warmer clothing.  Top item on everyone’s list is a new jacket, so I have started to scout around some of the most practical but fashionable styles for AW14 from Lavenham.

Back in 1969 Lavenham produced their first quilted horse rug which gave birth to the range of outerwear that we see today. The designs still stay true to the original English templates but add modern twists to keep the collections looking up to date and fresh.  For AW14 in particular, sitting alongside the classic Lavenham range is a special collaboration with Fred Perry with a capsule collection for both men and women.

The classic styles however are the stand out options for me, and in particular I have my eye on the Craydon which is a hooded quilted style. Available in both black and navy it can be styled up with just about any look you choose.  The added hood is a welcome bonus in my opinion for all those icy cold mornings that we unfortunately have ahead.  At least you can enjoy your commute wrapped up in a Lavenham quilt while knowing you still look the part.

Watch the AW14 Film here

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The Everyday Man

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This entry was posted on Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 12:39 pm

Lavenham x Fred Perry Blank Canvas Collection

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The Blank Canvas collaboration combines the signature styles of the Fred Perry Bomber Jacket and the Lavenham Gilet. The pieces use the classic Lavenham nylon combined with a new quilt pattern and lined with Fred Perry Tartan.

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Men’s Tennis Bomber Jacket

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Men’s Tennis Bomber Jacket

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Men’s Gilet

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Ladies Bomber Jacket

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Ladies Gilet 

Shop the collaboration pieces here;
Shop the Men’s Collection > http://tinyurl.com/n4qttay
Shop the Ladies Collection > http://tinyurl.com/lkalkge

This entry was posted on Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 11:43 am

Pastel Collection

For AW14 Lavenham has introduced a range of ladies pastel jackets, using sherbet shades on a classic Lavenham style with contrasting pastel cord patches will be sure to add a touch of colour to your winter wardrobe.

There are 3 colourways available exclusively at

www.lavenhamjackets.com/women/pastel-jackets.html

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This entry was posted on Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 3:05 pm

Eventer Round Up (Part 2)

Milton Keynes – 24th August

 

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A civilized start to the day, I was competing Oscar in the BE90 Regional Final which was a qualifier for the Badminton Grassroots Championships. 

 

He had had a few weeks off from competing and I could tell as soon as I got on him to warm up for the dressage – he was rather lively!

 

He settled in the warm up but as soon as I started to trot around the arena I could feel him tense up and he became unsettled in his mouth which was very disappointing and I was a bit frustrated with his test – I knew that unless the jumping was causing problems then we would probably not get our qualification today.  He scored 29 (which was very generous by the judge!) but there were quite a few mid 20’s so I was still out of contention.

 

Show jumping and XC went very well with him still feeling full of beans and he jumped clear in both phases which I was very pleased with.  I slowed my XC down a lot as it was a slower speed than we have recently been competing at and I have another Regional final next weekend so did not want to take too much out of him to save him for another day.  Nonetheless we came in exactly on the optimum time so finished on our dressage score of 29.

 

A pleasing day and you can never be ungrateful about a double clear and both Oscar and I coming back safe and sound.

 

Dressage lesson booked for Friday before our next competition on Saturday.

 

Jenny George

 

 

This entry was posted on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 at 2:07 pm

AW14 Collection

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For Autumn/Winter 2014 we have stayed loyal as always to our Heritage, but we’ve pushed the boundaries more than ever before, with new fabrics and trims, more fashion forward silhouettes and the introduction of our new signature print.

We’ve refreshed and updated some Lavenham classics, with onion quilting and neater, more updated fits. We’ve also introduced some new, more Urban styles, such as the Parka for both men and women. Innovative new fabrics have been sourced such as a waxed Tartan, unexpected knitted wools and traditional English cloths such as velvet and wool in plaids and textures to add a modern twist.

The AW14 Collection will be available at the beginning of September www.lavenhamjackets.com

This entry was posted on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 at 12:45 pm