Before arriving, I wondered if the styles would be suitable for a man of middle years. Trying the garments on, I found that, magically, S.E.H. Kelly's designs suit any age. They have done this by using classic, simple shapes with muted colours that, together, give an impression of quiet elegance and quality.
S.E.H Kelly Ventile mac
Detail of green cord/wool cashmere jacket (with straps for carrying on a bike)
Many men are looking for classic, durable clothing, rather than worrying about transient trends - some have moved on to S.E.H. Kelly from the big brands for these reasons. Visitors to the Shoreditch workshop receive a warm welcome and cannot help being overwhelmed by the quality and passion that has gone in to the garments. These are clothes to buy, wear hard and then hand on to your offspring.
Businesses like this deserve to flourish; if they do then British tweed and cotton mills, weavers, knitters, seamstresses, farmers, shirtmakers, designers, etc. will also thrive - and that is what we want. The prices are reasonable, the quality is the highest; you'll still be wearing these clothes when others more costly have long gone or are looking sadly dated. Get over the S.E.H. Kelly now, but leave some for me. Website here.
The thickest, chunkiest, softest jumper you'll ever own. British wool, British made.
|Reversible tweed jacket|
|Cream brushed wool cotton shirt|
|Dusty green cord jacket with cashmere/wool collar and cyclist's carrying straps|
Pale grey green wool trousers
Grey horizontal cord blazer