New Yarmouth Oilskins
Yarmouth Stores Ltd has designed and manufactured workwear garments in Great Yarmouth for over 100 years. Occupying the same factory site today and using many of the traditional skills. Cutting from cloths manufactured in Yorkshire and Lancashire and patterns taken from the archive. Garments are stitched by a 20 strong team of people with 25 years or more experience, knowledge and skill engrained within them.
“We have a duty to tell the story well and secure the future of this heritage British brand.” Yarmouth Stores Ltd.
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.
Wax is a London-based family label established in 2015, inspired by the places, faces and stories that surround them.
"Keeping sustainability at our core, our clothing is made with carefully sourced materials, designed to be worn and reworn, time and time again. Here to celebrate and elevate the everyday".
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 )