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Item code: CH-LAM-SWCT-BRWN
Knitted in Scotland using a luxuriously thick and soft superfine lambswool from Todd & Duncan’s prestigious Lamaine range, the finest lambswool on earth, this belted shawl coat is designed to be the ultimate casual substitute to a coat – perfect for wearing over a smart outfit, or for lounging around at home.
It is knitted with a roomier fit, similar in fit to our shawl collar cardigans, but with even more room through the arms and in the armholes. This is to allow for ease of layering underneath, and it would look perfect with chunky flannel and tweed sport coats in the winter. Despite its roomier fit, it comes with a belt with belt loops so that you can cinch in the waist by the desired amount to achieve a slim silhouette. There will be no bunching either when the belt is cinched - this is because the shawl coat is designed with overlapping front panels, which allows you to decide how much of the shawl coat to close up on the front, and how much of the belt to tighten to achieve a cinched waist.
It weighs in at around 1.2-1.4 kilograms, so very heavy weight, and rightly so – as we want this piece to be the cosiest, all enveloping, softest and warmest outerwear that you will ever own – a reliable stalwart for those biting cold months that you would want to go back to time and time again. It is knitted at a slightly higher gauge than our shawl collar cardigans, to enable the shawl coat to flow more naturally like a coat when worn, giving the bottom part of the coat some swish and flair when left untied.
With its deep v neck line when the shawl collar is folded down, it goes particularly well when worn with tailoring underneath, the v neck line complementing the v neck of the lapel.
A large rounded shawl collar that can be turned up provides a handy buffer against the wind. It can also be flipped down for thick cushioning of the world's softest lambswool around the back of the neck.
There are also 2 patch pockets of the same formidable rib-stitch superfine lambswool as the rest of the cardigan, for the keeping of change or, more likely, the stuffing of hands.
See size chart at the bottom of page
More generous fit than the knitwear in the rest of our collection, similar fit to our shawl collar cardigans, but with even more room in the arms and armhole to allow plenty of room for layering garments underneath
The waist of the shawl coat can be cinched in and adjusted at just the right tightness with the belt, to achieve a slim silhouette when worn with the belt tied
Belt can be left untied for a more relaxed look
We suggest taking your usual size
Model wears size 40/M. He measures: chest circumference 38.5" (97.8cm); height 6"2 (188cm).
We are confident in bringing you the world’s finest knitwear because we only use the very best at every stage of manufacture: Quality of fibre: 100% superfine lambswool of the highest quality, sourced from a special breed of South African sheep. Fibre diameter is c. 18.5 microns, making this the world's finest, softest lambswool (most lambswool averages 21 - 24 microns). Fibre length is c. 42mm - the longer staple length keeps the sweater in shape and avoids pilling. Quality of yarn: 4-ply superfine lambswool yarn produced by spinnersTodd & Duncanat their Loch Leven Mill in Kinross, Scotland, industry heavyweights who have been spinning yarn for 150 years - world renowned for their consistently high quality and strong yarns.
Quality of knit: knitted, hand-finished and washed by fourth generation heritage knitwear specialists in Hawick, the Scottish Borders,a region whose expertise in the trade is without compare. Garments are knitted tightly to minimise gaps and to ensure longevity.
Quality of finish: there is a high degree of hand-finishing. The sweater is "fully-fashioned". This makes the garment more well fitted, much like a bespoke suit. Individual pieces of the sweater are “hand-linked” - a meticulous process by which each tiny knit-loop at the end of each piece of the sweater is linked together by hand, ensuring the seams are the straightest and strongest.
Quality of wash: the finished product is carefully washed in pure Scottish waters with the precise balance of minerals, so that the garment is given its famous soft handle without compromising the integrity of the fibres. Scottish knitwear may feel a little stiff to begin with but will soften naturally with age.
Find out more about the quality of our garmentshere.
UK sizing is used for our garments. Please see the size conversion table below. The shawl collar cardigan fits true to size. We suggest taking your usual size.
The measurements of the garment are set out below. To ensure you have the correct size, you may wish to take a measuring tape to one of your existing jumpers with the best fit and compare measurements. Measurements are approximate, but any variance is minimal and will not impact overall fit given that knitwear has stretch:
Chest width (cm)
Body length from shoulder (cm)
Sleeve length (underarm) (cm)
If you would like to discuss sizing or any other aspects of the garment, please feel free to contact us.