Since 1907, the hallmark of Alan Paine knitwear has been the quality and craftsmanship in luxury fibres.
For over 100 years, the highest standards have been developed in order to supply a garment which combines evolutionary style and fit with luxurious comfort and touch.
We are featuring Alan Paine’s merino wool (from Zegna Baruffa yarns) this season in addition to their basic program of lambswool. This sumptuous Zegna Baruffa merino is the softest wool available. Alan Paine has given their merino sweaters a Total Easy Care Finish, which allows you to machine wash it on a wool cycle and tumble dry it on a low heat setting.
The Alan Paine “English Explorer Collection” was inspired by their connection with the eminent English mountaineer, George Mallory (1886-1924). Mallory took part in three expeditions to Mount Everest. The final one being his last when he and his climbing partner disappeared somewhere on the northeast ridge on the 8th June 1924. His frozen body was discovered 75 years after his disappearance.
Numerous items of clothing were recovered and one such item bore the label WE PAINE 72 HIGH ST GODALMING. The label is from the store owned by Alan Paine’s father, William Paine and the place where William founded his knitwear business in 1907.
The English Explorer collection features updated classic English garments like those worn by Mallory.
Please come to Family Britches so we can share with you the current collections of Alan Paine and the English Explorers throughout the Fall season and for a trunk show event on Saturday October 23rd.