OLDFIELD CLOTHING

BRANCASTER - ENGLAND

ACCESSORIES CAPS KNITWEAR TROUSERS SHIRTS LADIES Facebook circle white small Telephone copy Instagram copy Vintage sailing wear, classical boat clothing.

IT'S IN THE BLOOD

THE INSPIRATION

MY GRANDFATHER WORKED AT COURTAULDS HIS WHOLE WORKING LIFE.  HE STARTED WHEN HE WAS 18 AS A TEA BOY AND ROSE UP TO MANAGING DIRECTOR.  HIS SERVICE WAS BRIEFLY INTERUPTED BY THE SECOND WORLD WAR, WHERE HE COMMANDED A FLEET OF MINESWEEPERS.  HE WAS A WELL-DRESSED ENGLISH GENTLEMAN WHO ENJOYED MOTOR CARS.  ALOT OF THE DESIGNS YOU SEE AT OLDFIELD CLOTHING ARE INSPIRED BY WHAT HE WORE BOTH IN PEACETIME AND WHILST AT WAR.

HOW IT HAPPENED

1930s style clothing original.  Reproduction clothing from 1920s and 1930s Vintage cars.  Goodwood. Brancaster vintage clothing shop

OUR STORY BEGINS IN BORANUP, WESTERN AUSTRALIA

2002

WHILST ON A ROAD TRIP IN W.A I CAME UP WITH AN IDEA TO GET A LOCAL KNITTING CLUB TO KNIT SWEATERS FROM VINTAGE KNITTING PATTERNS.   FAST FORWARD 8 YEARS AND NOW WORKING IN BRANCASTER, ENGLAND WE HAD OUR FIRST SWEATERS KNITTED BY AN ELDERLEY LADY CALLED DOROTHY.  OUR ATTENTION THEN MOVED TO TROUSERS.  DISAPPOINTMENT WITH THE WAY GOLF FASHION WAS MOVING, WE DECIDED THAT SOME 1930s STYLE HIGH-WAISTED CORDUROYS AND MOELSKINS WAS THE WAY FORWARD, OR BACK DEPENDING ON HOW YOU LOOK AT IT!

Yorkshire factory.  British made clothing.

2009

 

OUR FIRST TROUSER ORDER WAS PLACED WITH A FACTORY IN YORKSHIRE. WE HAD A SMALL SPACE IN A SHOP AT BRANCASTER AND LATER THAT YEAR WE LAUNCHED OUR WEBSITE.  THE 1930s INSPIRED TROUSERS SOLD WELL SO WE DECIDED TO TRY OUR LUCK WITH SOME SHIRTS FROM THE SAME PERIOD.

 

WE PRODUCED A JERSEY COTTON SHIRT,  VERY PRACTICAL AND EASY TO WEAR. OVER TIME WE  ADDED  MORE NEW PRODUCTS.

 

WE HAVE STRIVED TO KEEP OUR PRODUCTION BRITISH BASED, BUT SOMETIMES WE HAVE FOUND GOOD COMPANIES ABROAD. OUR CAPS FOR INSTANCE ARE ALL MADE IN BELGIUM. A FACTORY THAT HAS BEEN PRODUCING CAPS FOR OVER 100 YEARS......THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING WHEN IT COMES TO  HEAD WEAR!  WE SOURCE HIGH-END FABRIC TO ENSURE WE GET SOMETHING UNIQUE MADE BY THEM.

Fair Isles made, Oldfield Clothing Fair Isles

 

 

 

MAJESTIC SHETLAND - SHEEP, STUNNING SCENERY AND FANTASTIC KNITWEAR

1920s, 1930s clothing.  Oldfield Clothing

2013

 

2013 WAS A BIG YEAR FOR US! WE FOUND AN AMAZING KNITWEAR SUPPLIER WHO COULD MAKE TRADITIONAL FAIR ISLE SLIP OVERS. OUR FIRST ORDER WAS SMALL BUT OVER TIME WE HAVE INCREASED THIS, TO THE POINT WHERE WE ARE NOW.  OUR FAIR ISLE SLIPOVERS HAVE BEEN SOME OF OUR BEST SELLERS.

 

OUR SIGNATURE LOOK IS A BAGGY PAIR OF PLUS 4S, A SMART JERSEY COTTON SHIRT AND A FAIR ISLE SLIP OVER...AS WAS ALL THE RAGE IN THE 1920/30S.

 

KN ITWEAR IS A LARGE PART OF OUR BUSINESS AND EACH YEAR WE CONTINUE SAMPLING AND RESEARCHING OLD PATTERNS TO EXPAND OUR RANGE.

Braces, leather, Fair Isle Sandy Lyle wearing a Fair Isle vest, Oldfield Clothing

2018

THE BUSINESS CONTINUES TO GROW.  WE STRIVE TO SOURCE THE FINEST FABRICS AND DEVELOP PRODUCTS THAT EMBRACE THE STYLE CHARACTERISTICS  OF THE PRE-WAR PERIOD.

 

OUR AIM HAS ALWAYS BEEN TO CREATE STYLISH CLOTHES TAKING INSPIRATION FROM WHAT WE CONSIDER TO BE THE GOLDEN ERA OF FASHION. OUR CLOTHES CAN BE WORN BOTH ON AND OFF THE GOLF COURSE. AS IT HAPPENS MOST OF OUR CUSTOMERS ARE MORE THAN LIKELY NOT GOLFERS, JUST PEOPLE WHO LIKE WHAT WE DO.

 

THE FUTURE

 

WE WILL CONTINUE TO BE INSPIRED BY GOLFING LEGENDS AND THE CLOTHING THEY WORE FROM THE 1920s AND 30s. OUR WORKWEAR RANGE WILL BE DEVELOPED FURTHER AND THERE WILL BE NEW ADDITIONS TO OUR SPORTING PURSUITS RANGE. AT THE HEART OF OUR BUSINESS IS A PASSION FOR MAKING CLOTHES THAT WILL LAST, AND THAT HAVE THEIR STYLE CUES FIRMLY IN THE LAST CENTURY.