Fox Flannels: English fabrics for suits, jackets, trousers and more.
Fox Brothers Cloth
Woven without compromise
The Fox Brothers range consists of a wide variety of woven cloths; from lightweight worsteds, starting at 180 grams; to the classic West of England flannel at 400 grams; to heavy woollen coatings, weighing around 1000 grams. Fox Brothers is officially credited as the original creator of flannel. The range of flannels has developed over the last two centuries and now includes woollen flannels in rich mélange shades, as well as sophisticated lighter weight worsted flannels. These flannels are produced from the finest wool, woven and milled into cloth with a fabulous fluid hand-feel. Around the globe the quintessential Fox Brothers’ flannels are tailored into superb garments for the discerning wearer.
The collection of coating fabrics has its roots in the Fox Brothers’ Archives and as it has developed, covers all manner of wool and worsted coatings. For town, there is the classic milled woollen overcoat, soft to touch and the black worsted herringbone cloth, both woven from fine British spun yarns. Additionally, originally developed for country sports the thorn-proof cloth, today made up into the Covert coat. For country, there are the British Warm, wonderfully warm with natural water resistance and the strongly defined Keeper’s tweeds.
The range of worsted cloths is persistently growing, from super lightweight plain-tabby weaves for suits, including traditional serge and hopsack blazers from midnight to bright blue; classic twills and basket-weaves for jackets in a range of sophisticated coloured checks, plaids and stripes. This selection includes all styles, from formal wear cloth to casual unlined patch-pocket jacketing.
The styles in this bunch are inspired by a desire to wear proper checks, bold designs beautifully shaded with colourful deco details.
This West of England flannel is woven from fine woollen yarn, spun from soft merino lambswool.
This bunch consists of flannels in different weights from 300gr/10oz to 500gr/18oz including the classic “West of England” flannel, fine worsted and heavy woollen flannel in plain shades, glens, windowpanes, pin and chalk stripes.
The collection of overcoat cloths take reference from the Fox Brothers’ archives at the Somerset mill. The weights range from 500gr/18oz to 1000gr/35oz Greatcoat and Dufflecoat cloths. Also included is the "West of England" Covert cloth in several classic shades.
A diverse collection of checks, plaids and herringbone cloths, inspired by the colours of the Somerset countryside surrounding the mill. Woven in soft merino wools, weights from 300gr/10oz to 500gr/18oz.
Michael Alden’s London Lounge
This authentic collection of 38 flannel patterns has been taken from the 1930s Fox Brothers’ archive books. This “proper” cloth (500gr/18oz) is woven from richly coloured mélange yarns, giving real depth to the shade.
Queen’s Award Flannel
The world’s finest flannel (250gr/8oz), awarded the Queen’s Award for Industry in 2006, developed in a rainbow of colours and woven from fine worsted yarns at the mill in Somerset. These colourful flannels complement the Worsted Flannel Checks.
The cloths in this bunch are Fox Brothers’ original patterns from the archive ranges at the mill. A collection of sumptuous checks with elements of bright colourful deco details.
This bunch consist of lightweight cloths, 200gr/7oz to 250gr/8oz. Check designs include glen checks, windowpanes and gun clubs with bold graphic deco colours.
The worsted cloth in this bunch are developed from the Fox archives. These classic styles include hopsack and herringbone blazers, windowpane, glen check and striped suitings as well as small colour & weave patterns. Ideal for timeless, elegant tailoring.
Vintage Bolts Collection
Exclusive short lengths woven by Fox Brothers, selected from the extensive archive dating back to 1772. A treasure trove of classic designs and truly unique pieces.
An assembly of special edition cloths in varying weights and designs, available in limited lengths. These splendid cloths are not part of our stock supported ranges; invest in a Special Editions length to make an irreplaceable piece.