Sunday, May 18, 2008

squizzy tailor territory, 3057

Out from the depths of Brunswick comes another label that is sure to be made a household name in no time- Otto and Spike. We are happy to welcome the brand which hails from literally around the corner. 
Proud of their heritage they are producing a number of beautifully finished products using machinery from far back as 1890 with the newest from 1990. In fact one of the machines has been knitting beanies for 115 years! 
With recycling on almost everyones mind these clever people have even found a way of getting premium, surplus New Zealand yarn to use alongside technical man made fibers, to produce their garments from.
We are now stocking the 'Squizzy' hat- which has a similar shape to those worn by women in the 1920's and carries the finishing touch of a sweet, colour matched buckle.  The hat is also lined with a fleece making it extra lovely and warm.
The 'Grandpa' scarf, who is known as the soul mate to Squizzy, are both knitted from 100% Merino Lambswool and Shetland Pure New Wool.  The design for the scarf was inspired by a blanket that was found at an Op Shop. It turned out a WW2 Veteran had made it during their rehabilitation, a part of their therapy included weaving. So, the design was converted from a weave to a knit and makes for a lush warm scarf. A homey scarf available in: Forest, Golden, Cherry and Airforce.

Next, some may think the maker has a preference for, as they have labelled it 'Number 1'. Knitted on their 1070's "Lucky" machine it is made as one long tube and measuring a whopping 185cm allowing the wearer to wrap, fold or pin in lots of different ways, with the 
icing on the cake being that the ends have been left open which means when it's really icy you can pop your hands away out of the cold wind! Made in soft grey/black stripes that increase in size, it is sure to match anything you're going to wear this winter. 
Ta da they've thought of it all! 

2 comments:

Anna Laura said...

I love the cherry grandpa scarf and the story behind the design. Great work and I'll have to come look at the shop one day, my sister lives pretty close by I think.

Matt said...

Your shop looks so fantastic, i walk past all the time. Will pop in to pick up a Golden Squizzy when i get a job!