Fox Classic Covert Cloth
Fox Brothers' Classic Covert Cloth
CODE: FS436 100/23
WEIGHT: 530/560 grm (18/19oz)
The classic covert cloth was created by Fox Brothers & co. in the late 1800's. The term covert derived from the french 'couvert' whose definition is of a shelter or hiding place for game. and referred to the unique colour, woven from a myriad of fibres, tightly spun in a steep twill to create a soft warm hue, quite unlike anything else. Such was the importance of this innovation the V&A museum now credit Cordings as the originator of this special coat and have one in their permanent collection.This tightly woven steep twill originally designed to with stand the harshness of riding. It's olive and fawn colouring was ideal to hide horse hair and any mud or dust that may attach itself. Today, this cloth lends itself to be a beautiful hard wearing cloth whose colour is versatile to be worn with any shade of suit.
Cloth of the 'Original Covert Coat' created by Cordings in the early 1900's this coat is as relevant today as it was then. Classically elegant, versatile and hard wearing with deep pockets to carry an iPad or paper rather than pheasant or grouse.
- 150cm width
- Woven by Fox Brothers and Co. in the South West England
- 100% Pure New wool
- Dry clean only
- Your tailor will be able to advise of quantity of cloth required
This West of England overcoating collection is all woven in Fox Brothers' Somerset Mill. Fox has been weaving fine cloth since 1772. The Cloth in this bunch uses 100% wool. Using ‘Kersey’ yarn we have created a range of durable, yet luxurious overcoat cloths. The collection also includes the Fox Brothers West of England Covert Cloth.
The overcoating cloths take reference for Fox Brothers extensive archive held at our Somerset Mill. The cloths are classic and timeless using traditional methods that Fox have pioneered over many generations.
The weight of cloth in this collection varies between 500 grams to 1,000 grams.
The collection includes ‘British Warm’, ‘West of England Covert’, ‘Chesterfield’ and the very British ‘Reefer’ cloth.
In addition to being the original creators of flannel, Fox Brothers’ long and illustrious history includes the development of the serge drape mixture, now known worldwide as khaki, which was given Royal approval by the Prince of Wales in 1900.