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A Contemporary Take On A Classic: New Cloth ‘Oxbridge Flannel’

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Our new cloth ‘Oxbridge Flannel’ is perfect for Autumn Winter and is available now


‘Oxbridge Flannel’ combines John Foster heritage with modern trends, bringing you a collection of traditional flannels, as well as some unique and contemporary cloths, inspired directly from our extensive archives.

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Our new collection encompasses timeless colours and patterns, such as plains, checks and stripes in grey, black and navy; but ‘Oxbridge Flannel’ offers much more than this. We have brought a contemporary twist to classic cloths, featuring traditional designs in a range of vibrant shades such as lilac, tobacco, wine and aquamarine.

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Containing a wide range of colours and patterns the collection boasts 75 cohesive cloths. Chalk stripes, houndstooth, checks and a modern twist on the classic glen check in harmonious colours, maintain an element of co-ordination throughout.

New cloth ‘Oxbridge Flannel’ gives wearers the scope to be creative and playful when designing garments; creating a plain suit with checked waistcoat, a houndstooth jacket with plain trousers or a brightly coloured blazer with tonal trousers. The combinations are endless, leaving room for individual style and imaginative nods to trends.

Crafted using a Super 120’s worsted-woollen hybrid yarn, the handle is ultra-soft as a result of the traditional double mill finishing technique. The luxurious cloth weight of 370gms/ 13oz, lends itself perfectly to Autumn/ Winter garments.

Woven in our Bradford mill, in the heart of Yorkshire’s textile industry, the cloth is washed and pressed using only the purest and softest water, straight from the Pennine Hills. These processes have remained the same for the last two hundred years; this history ensures that all the skills of yesterday are used in our cloths of tomorrow.

All 75 ‘Oxbridge Flannel’ cloths are stock-supported and available now.

For further details contact us on +44 (0)1274 655900 or [email protected]



Article written by Beth Gallimore.


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New Super 120’s Wool Park Lane Bunch is now in stock!

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Our new Super 120’s Wool Park Lane Bunch is now in stock!

With innovative new designs and elegant colours in classic stripes and checks, Park Lane is suitable for any business environment or special occasion. Our extensive supply of stock is fully supported to provide immediate sampling or bulk order.

Our Park Lane Bunch uses only the finest Australian Merino wool which has been manufactured at our very own Stanley Mills in Bradford, in the heart of the textile industry. It uses a guaranteed two-fold yarn in both the warp and weft to give the cloth excellent strength and performance. This means that the cloth is both luxurious and durable, providing the wearer with a beautiful suit which is perfect for all four seasons.

Manufactured using the latest technology, we do not forget to lavish every metre with two centuries of experience and craftsmanship. Each suit length has 31 kilometers of fine merino yarn and then the cloth is washed and pressed using only the purest of water straight from the Yorkshire Dales.

John Foster Park Lane Bunch

John Foster’s heritage dates back to 1819, and we are proud to say that we have been producing nothing but the highest quality luxury suitings ever since.

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