Made from 640gsm Melton Wool with Ventile over the shoulder yoke. This open front shirt is pure luxury. Hand made by us in our cottage workshop with two flap closure chest pockets and antique brass snap fastener closures.The light olive green colour has subtle references to the old army KF shirts but is smooth to the touch unlike the army shirts. We have aimed to produce both an insulating and wind proof shirt in one layer, with the added water and wear resistance on the shoulders.
Named after the town Melton Mowbray, Melton Fabric is a tight woven, woollen cloth which is heavily milled and a nap raised so as to form a short, dense pile. With the same thickness and texture of boiled wool, it is hard to tell the difference. Historically, this woollen cloth has been used for military coats, waistcoats and trousers in cooler climates due to its warmth, density and wind resistant qualities. Today, Melton is a popular fabric in the manufacture of heavier weight jackets and coats.