The Firle Check
The Firle Check
CODE: CBT96 A2555/11
WEIGHT: 490/520g or 17/18oz
TYPE: Woollen Flannel
A wonderful flannel in grey-blue, ecru and onyx with a red over-check. This 490g flannel is ideal for a jacket or coat and would also make a dapper suit for those who favour a heavier weight cloth.
The design for this flannel has been taken directly from Fox Brothers 1941 archive and the colours used have been influenced by the artwork of the Bloomsbury group.
- 150cm width
- Woven by Fox Brothers and Co. in the South West
- 100% Fine Merino
- Dry clean only
- Your tailor will be able to advise of quantity of cloth required
Fox Brothers, the English woollen mill established in Somerset in 1772 is credited with being the originator of fine woollen and worsted flannels during the last century and is still said to produce the best in the world. According to style connoisseurs, when choosing flannel, “always be sure to ask for it (Fox) by name”.
Fox Brothers first developed ‘flannel’ in 1803 and to quote Esquire magazine, is still the “Standard Bearer” for this wonderfully soft cloth.Loved by tailors who appreciate the way the it cuts "like a good butter', this wonderfully soft cloth has evolved over many years and is now available as suit lengths in varying designs and weights, exclusively on The Merchant Fox.
Iconic images from recent history show gentlemen of style wearing Fox Flannel - Sir Winston Churchill’s Savile Row tailor Henry Poole favoured a chalk stripe, Hollywood legend Cary Grant often wore Fox and of course, Gregory Peck in the film, ‘The Man In The Grey Flannel Suit’.