Beau­ti­fully wrapped

The Irish Times Magazine - - FASHION STYLE -

A range of Irish- made scarves for men called Weaver & Wilde hand­wo­ven in Done­gal has been launched in var­i­ous menswear shops around the coun­try. Made from 100 per cent merino, there are four col­lec­tions. The City comes in pin­stripe and multi- stripe de­signs, while Coun­try fea­tures bright con­trast­ing state­ment blocks and her­ring­bone pat­terns in shades that re­flect the nat­u­ral colours of the Irish land­scape.

The oth­ers are the Ev­ery­day in grey, navy, bur­gundy and char­coal pin­stripe, and the For­mal for more re­fined wear. All are 30cm wide and come in two lengths, 180cm and 210cm. Prices range from ¤ 50-¤ 60 for stan­dard size and from ¤ 60-¤ 70 for the longer length. Mag­a­zine Novem­ber 3, 2018

Closely as­so­ci­ated with the brand is Stacey McNutt, who has an­ces­tral links to the Done­gal weav­ing in­dus­try. Her grand­fa­ther founded the sto­ried McNutt weavers in Down­ings 65 years ago. Visit weaverand­wilde. com for more in­for­ma­tion.

Bags of style

A visit to the Tassen­mu­seum of Bags & Purses in Am­s­ter­dam set off a “light­bulb” mo­ment for Galway de­signer Ni­cole Jack­son, who was struck by 16th- cen­tury hand­bags and chate­laine ac­ces­sories.

It led to the launch this year of an Irish bags range called QBU, which can be found in the pop- up Irish de­signer shop Bloss in Dun­drum.

There are six clean- lined, quite boxy geo­met­ric shaped bags in the range, in black or grey, with nine strap styles in 10 colours from which to choose.

The bags come in veg­etable tanned Ital­ian leather and are made by a small com­pany of ar­ti­sans in Scot­land. Each bag lined with Irish linen “comes with its own birth cert” and de­tails of its com­po­si­tion.

This one, called the Rowan, is ¤ 400 and the price in­cludes the strap. qbu. ie

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