FABRIC GUIDE

AUTUMN / WINTER 21

High quality, unique fabrics and yarns are the foundation of our business.

Kestin and the team search the world, working together with mills to discover and develop innovative, sustainable options that excite us and bring extra depth and functionality to our designs.

LOCHCARRON WOOL TWEED

CONTENT -77% Wool 12% Polyamide 11% Silk
WEIGHT - 18.7oz
ORIGIN - Scotland
FEATURES - Textural, soft, neppy, artisanal, refined

This fabric choice, a modern tweed, perfectly embodies Kestin's pursuit of the best of Scottish design and textiles, and something that directly references the unique and progressive work of legendary textile designer Bernat Klein. The fabric is an exploded Dogtooth design, which is subtle and distinctive, incorporating every colour in the collection. A very special Lochcarron cloth made from a highly textured wool/silk blend, features across apparel and accessories and comes from a famous Selkirk mill that can be viewed from the Klein Studio. The Lochcarron Mill, established in 1892 and based in the Scottish borders, continues to be a world leader in premium Scottish textiles. 

BERNAT JACKET 
COBALT BLUE/BLACK 

HAYLE GILET 
FOREST GREEN/BLACK

TONAL BLOCK JACQUARD

CONTENT - 100% Cotton
WEIGHT - 10.5oz
ORIGIN - Portugal
FEATURES - Structured, textured, durable, soft, heavyweight

This tonal block patterned jacquard references the brutalist architecture of Bernat Klein’s studio and the mid-century interiors of his home. Woven in one of Portugal's most prestigious mills these cotton specialists were founded in 1958. The cloth is high quality and built to last with deep narrative connecting it to the mid century references of the collection's inspiration.

FALA REVERSIBLE VEST 
TAN 

ORMISTON OVERSHIRT
TAN

ITALIAN HEAVYWEIGHT NYLON

CONTENT - 100% Nylon
WEIGHT - 11.8oz
ORIGIN - Italy
FEATURES - Heavyweight, durable, textured, three dimensional, modern military feel, water repellent

This premium 100% Nylon is from Italy and used across the collection. Established in 1954 and managed by a third generation, the Italian mill specialises in the production of high performance technical fabrics. Kestin was originally attracted to its unique texture, reminiscent of military fabrics but with a modern technical edge. The cloth is functional and durable, designed to last. 

FLIGHT JACKET 
MILITARY GREEN 

BRAE MAC
BLACK

HEAVYWEIGHT OXFORD NEP

CONTENT - 83% Cotton,10% Silk, 5% Wool, 2% Viscose
WEIGHT - 6.5oz
ORIGIN - Portugal
FEATURES - heavyweight, neppy, classic, soft, durable, textured, natural

Woven in one of Portugal's most prestigious mills these cotton specialists were founded in 1958, this heavyweight Oxford cloth with an ecru nep reminded Kestin of high-quality workwear cloth. The peat colour particularly reminded him of the mid century upholstery in Bernat Klein's house. It's robust, soft to touch, but weighty and idea for timeless shirtings. 

TAIN SHIRT 
NAVY

TORNESS REVERSIBLE CAP
NAVY

UNDYED SUPER SOFT 100% WOOL

CONTENT - 100%
Andean undyed Wool
ORIGIN - Andes
FEATURES - Super soft, brushed, tonal, creamy

For AW21 we use undyed soft 100% wool in tonal, natural shades. Shorn from Andean sheep who spend their life at high altitude - at this height the sheep develop a thicker fleece as a defence from the cold which makes the wool fibre a finer micron, making it softer to touch. The wool is undyed and blended from naturally different coloured sheep to give a tonal, subtle range of shades. The iconic Scottish Argyle design (originally derived from the tartan of Clan Campbell of Argyll) is produced in one of Scotland's best knitwear factories to the highest standards.

TARBERT ARGYLE KNIT
SLATE/CHARCOAL

TARBERT ARGYLE KNIT
SAND/PEAT

ITALIAN VIRGIN WOOL BLENDED FLEECE

CONTENT - 42%PL 32%WV 26%PC
WEIGHT - 19.7oz
ORIGIN - Italy
FEATURES - super soft, deep pile, plush

This super soft, deep pile virgin wool blend fleece is the real deal and from a well established Italian mill located north of Rome. The blend allows for ultimate warmth, comfort and manoeuvrability.

NEIST CARDIGAN
CAMEL

CRIEFF FLEECE
WINTER WHITE