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15th January 2020
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Travelogue
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15th January 2020In the depths of winter, the gentleman will often make arrangements for a short trip abroad; allowing him to indulge his wanderlust and escape the mercurial British weather. Travelling in style whilst remaining practically attired is essential, however the gentleman’s wardrobe must also service more formal events and pursuits while away. Serendipitously, our archivists recently acquired a Crombie pictorial travelogue imagining just such an expedition…
22nd July 2019For the title of this article, we paraphrase Yorkshire actor and screenwriter Colin Welland’s famous speech tag line on winning an Oscar at the 1982 Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay, Chariots of Fire; “The British are coming!”. Despite the presence of thriving domestic producers, Crombie’s renown for crafting the finest of cloths in their Scottish mills, led bespoke tailors and the foremost clothing retailers in the USA and Canada to seek out genuine Crombie cloth for use in their highest quality men’s coats and suits.
3rd October 2016
To commemorate this remembrance season, we look back at the short life of Captain John Eugene Crombie, a young poet and the great-grandson of John Crombie I, who was killed in action on St George’s Day, 1917. A lover of music, literature, and poetry, John Eugene Crombie, always known as Eugene, was the only son of J.W. Crombie, a liberal M.P.
15th September 2016
To celebrate the launch of Crombie’s 2016 Autumn Winter collection, we explore the life and times of James Locke, the man who is said to have coined the term ‘tweed’ in the mid-nineteenth century and who served as Crombie’s agent in London. As a London cloth merchant and tailor specialising almost exclusively in Scottish wares.
17th August 2016
There are few Englishmen who would fail to recognise the significance of 1805 in the British historical record. Although it coincides with the date John Crombie began manufacturing the finest woollens in the world, 1805 marks Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson’s naval defeat of the French and Spanish fleets at Cape Trafalgar.