Harley of Scotland for Hick
Established in 1929 – with textile knowledge and technical expertise spanning three generations of the same Harley family – Harley of Scotland are market leaders in seam free whole garment knitwear. With a heritage anchored in fair isle knitting techniques, Harley garments are inspired by the local landscapes and culture of the North-East and Northern Isles of Scotland.
"Our knitwear is made with care in Scotland and we carefully source all our yarns according to their quality and sustainability standards. We care about the environment and the ethical sourcing of our raw materials".
"Seam-free whole garment knitting means our knitwear is knitted flatbed tubular “in the round” and cast off the machines as a complete sweater. We are proud to offer our knitwear to market with zero waste".
Welcome to Assembly
Based on a cobbled hill in the market town of Frome, I strive to showcase honest, quality clothing with a known provenance. If you pop in on a quiet, midweek afternoon you may even catch me making the odd piece on my vintage sewing machine.
I offer a hand-picked selection of British garments, traditional grooming products and interesting objects with a few continental classics thrown in for good measure.
Authentic Japanese footwear from Moonstar
The Moonstar Company has been producing shoes in the Kurume district of Kyusyu, Japan since 1873.
Vulcanization is a process this is done in very few factories around the world.
Vulcanized shoes are durable, have a flexible sole and can maintain its shape.
All shoes are hand crafted, from the cutting, stitching and finally onto the firing in a kiln where the hand moulded rubber sole adheres to the canvas.
A collection designed and inspired by the workwear once worn by each of my Grandfathers – one, a factory worker from the Midlands, the other, a shed-dweller from North Yorkshire.
My paternal Grandfather, George, was already retired when I was a boy and I would spend my summers with him and Grandma . We would take trips out in the old van he had converted into a camper, with the most amazing folding plywood roof light. We would eat homemade cakes and drink tea from enamel mugs.
I remember he had two distinct looks; a navy boiler suit with sheepskin gilet over the top, or a grey suit and white button down shirt on a Sunday. After he had showered, shaved and had a bath he would come down for Sunday lunch smelling of fresh crisp cologne with slicked Brylcreamed hair and a sharp moustache.
A simple, effective wardrobe – HICK reflects his ideas and draws directly on these memories.
Buy now for a made to order piece or contact me for more information. The first batch of Hastings Jackets in Royal Blue coming soon.
I'm back in the shop – open for browsing, buying and collection. You can find me at:
8 Catherine Hill
Opening hours are:
Tuesday – Saturday 10am–5pm
Most Mondays Closed
Frome Independent Market Days 9:30 - 3pm ( When it returnes )