Browse the new, fantastic selection of Blouses Made with Liberty Fabric on Tana Lawn™ and Pure Silk find a selection of attractive floral prints and stunning patterns that will suit you perfectly. Add a touch of colour and elegance to your outfit this season with sizes 8 to 24 in 3/4 Sleeve, Long Sleeve and Short Sleeve lengths available.
We have introduced new blouses designs that will coordinated perfectly with the new tailoring and separates on offer. James Meade blouses are machine washable and easy care and will stay looking good for years to come.
Many of the Liberty print designs are taken from the famous archive prints that are timeless in their design, having been originally created many years ago by key figures from the Arts and Craft movement. Each season we introduce the new range of Liberty Print Blouses to our collection.
Liberty has been manufacturing Tana lawn since the 1920’s. Liberty Tana Lawn™ is 100% cotton and has an extremely fine thread count which gives it that added quality. It is light and silky yet very durable – a real treat to wear.
Browse our stylish range of ladies classic holiday clothing ideal for both summer and winter sun breaks. Whether you are looking for clothing suitable for a cruise, city break or a beach break in the sun, you’re sure to find everything you need for your holiday wardrobe at James Meade.
Explore our range of comfy casual separates, floral printed dresses, gorgeous sandals, swimsuits, kaftan cover-ups, sun hats and coordinating beach bags. James Meade has a wide range of clothing designed with your travel requirements in mind ensuring that you are both stylish and comfortable while you enjoy your well-earned break.
Ladies Blouses Here at James Meade, we have the greatest range of ladies blouses that we’ve ever had, ensuring you and your wardrobe are well equipped with a gorgeous look. With a variety of styles, designs and colours our 3/4 sleeve, short sleeveand long sleeve ladies blousesare suitable to wear all year round.
No matter what your taste, you are sure to find something that suits with this amazing collection of ladies classic blouses.
Order early to secure your favourite pieces as our new season designs sell quickly and may not be available later in the season. Call us today on 0330 024 1942 or visit the James Meade Ladies clothing websiteClick Here > and view the full selection of traditional ladies clothing.
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Welcome to the James Meade Men’s Pure Cotton Shirt Selection. Our men’s classic cotton shirts are cut from pure cotton with classic collar and removable stiffeners, long tails and fine needle stitching. Available in single or double cuff in an array of colours, stripes and checks; you will be sure to find the perfect classic cotton shirt to complement your wardrobe.
Silk Ties, Wool Ties, Quality Cuff Links, Dress Studs, Sterling Silver Collar Stiffeners Don’t forget your classic cotton shirt accessories, we have a range of quality silk ties, sterling silver cufflinks and collar stiffeners that pair perfectly with your shirt for an elegant and formal look.
PS. Don’t forget we offer a No Time Limit Product Guarantee and FREE returns. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, please return it for an exchange or immediate refund in full.
Take a look at some of the top quality, stylish classic mens merino knitwear available at James Meade. Available in a choice of seasonal colours in sizes M – XXL.
The styles include super soft men’s merino crew necks, V necks, cardigans and slipovers. All Merino jumpers are machine washable and easy to take care of and keep looking great for longer. Mens merino knitwear is a worthwhile investment.
All our men’s super-soft merino knitwear is in 21 gauge merino wool which has a soft feel that is comfortable to wear. Merino wool is a great for your everyday wear. In our range, you are sure to find a merino knitwear item that complements the rest of your wardrobe perfectly.
Men’s merino knitwear can be worn over a shirt or t-shirt along with a pair of trousers is an easy way to make sure that you maintain a smart appearance all the time for minimal effort.
We aim to offer high quality, great value classic knitwear along with excellent customer service every time you order. Free Returns and simple ordering process with excellent customer service make it definitely worth taking a look at the men’s knitwear and other excellent clothing and accessories available now.
Looking for the ideal gift for your husband, father, brother, take a look at James Meade nightwear range. We offer classic men’s nightwear, slippers, dressing gowns and underwear that make the perfect present. The nightwear range comes in variety of styles and sizes available from M to XXL.
With short or long legged pyjamas available, with a choice of colours, along with high quality cotton, fleece or velour dressing gowns you are certain to find something to suit any man, no matter his tastes. Why not get coordinating pyjamas and dressing gown to make your gift extra special.
Slippers are an ideal gift which is guaranteed to always be gratefully received; at James Meade we have some great designs available in a many different styles. Whether you are looking for some warm sheepskin slippers, traditional moccasins or some durable hard soles you are sure to find a ideal pair, all made to the highest possible quality you can be sure that they will last really well. Shop Men’s Slippers >
With an impressive selection of socks on offer at James Meade with many designed to suit specific needs. Why not get some walking socks for the hiker in your life or a pair with a really great pattern to brighten up someone’s day? Shop Men’s Socks >
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Ultimately, they all refer to a knitted garment that covers the upper body and arms…and depending on the cut, sometimes it covers the neck as well.
Whether you are dressing up or going for comfort, the sweater is one of the most versatile pieces in a man’s wardrobe.
History of the Sweater
Now a staple garment of everyday clothing, historically the sweater was mostly functional. The most famous historical wearers were fishermen, who needed a warm, hard-wearing, yet comfortable item of clothing to protect them from the ruthless elements.
As far back as the 15th century, it was tradition for the wives of Guernsey fishermen, to knit “guernseys” with tightly spun wool that repelled the sea spray. The knitting patterns were passed down through generations, purely from memory.
Throughout the 17th century, as trade links developed,
the “guernsey” was adopted and modified by coastal communities across the
British Isles and the North Sea. Based on the original pattern, they became
known as a “gansey” or “jersey” and were distinctively patterned
across the yoke with a stitch local to the wearer’s village.
In the mid-19th century, the “gansey” was adopted by the Royal British Navy and remains to this day part of the uniform for various members of the British military.
The Aran Jumper is believed to have been invented about this time. Fishermen and their wives from other regions in the British Isles helped train the islanders of Aran in better fishing and fish-processing skills, bringing with them an existing tradition of knitted guernsey jumpers. Enterprising women on Aran began knitting their own version, using thicker local wool and all-over patterning.
However, the origins of Fair Isle knitting patterns is not certain. Their similarity to Moorish patterns has led to the, rather romantic, notion of a link to the Spanish Armada ship, El Gran Grifon, which shipwrecked there in 1588. Others believe that the skill may have been the result of Vikings who settled there in the more distant past. By the mid-19th century all-over patterned garments were being traded off the isle and the evolution of the intricate patterning has continued ever since.
A Sign of the Times
In 1921, the trend-setting Prince of Wales (later Edward VIII) was given a Fairisle sweater vest, which he wore in public. He was always keen to promote British products, and his wardrobe would soon include Fairisle sweaters and socks, sparking a craze for the pattern and setting crew neck and v-neck sweaters on a course to become wardrobe staples for all classes of men. As such, the “functional” sweater became considered both versatile and fashionable.
Regarded by many as the most classic and timeless of designs, the crew neck sweater sits as a staple piece in any man’s wardrobe. Truly versatile, it can be worn as both casual or smart attire. Defined by its lack of collar, its rounded and close-fitting neckline is ideal for wearing over a collared shirt. More commonly seen in a relaxed setting and typically worn with a pair of casual trousers or chinos.
The v-neck is often seen as a “step up” on the formal meter from a crew neck, as the neckline has a more traditional and conventional look. Whilst other knitwear garments may look to different patterns and colours to compliment the outfit, the v-neck lends itself to a subtlety with basic colours and plain designs. Pairs perfectly with a dress shirt and regularly combined with a tie. Arguably one of the best choices when looking for a smart casual knitwear garment.
The roll neck, or polo neck sweater, features an elongated neckline that covers the wearer’s neck. This extra protection is perfect for those quintessential knitwear months over autumn, winter and into spring. Almost exclusively worn in a casual setting and very rarely in a formal or smart casual one. It can be worn under a jacket for even more warmth and a layered look with casual trousers or chinos. Best suited for taller men with longer necks.
Also known as a mock neck sweater, the turtle neck is a simpler variant to the roll neck. Unlike the roll neck, the yarn at the top of the collar stands up around the neck rather than folding downward. This neckline is ideal for those who like the warmth of roll necks but are wary of the extra bulk. Turtle necks provide a suitable, sleek alternative. In addition to warmth and neck coverage, this type of sweater is slimming and can be worn under a blazer with a pair of chinos or casual trousers.
The zip neck, or half zip sweater, is a versatile variant on the classic sweater and equally suited as an outer layer or middle layer. It is a modern style with a high collar that can be opened and closed with a short zipper, though it is typically worn open. Its v-neck style acts in a similar way to a dress shirt and brings attention upwards to your face. When worn with a sports jacket, an unimposing shirt and a pair of casual trousers, the zip neck can help compliment a great relaxed day-time outfit.
Cardigans function like jackets and open down the front with buttons, toggles or zips. They can be worn open or closed and the best ones provide some taper around the waist to help slim you down (similar to suits). Those lighter in weight are perfect for layering, but the chunky knit cardigan can function perfectly as a jacket during spring and autumn.
Sweater Patterns & Knits
Sweaters come in a wide range of colours, patterns and knits
Solid, which can be knitted from a single colour
thread or a range of colours to add depth of colour.
Fairisle knitting uses multiple colours and
traditional Scottish patterns to create a bold result.
Aran is a knit that uses wider, thicker patterns
to create a more three-dimensional texture in a solid colour.
Cable knit is a classic pattern that imitates a
2-stranded rope, which usually comes in solid colours.
Possibly the most important factor in selecting a sweater is
choosing the correct yarn. Too light and you’ll be bone cold; too heavy and
you’ll be clammy and uncomfortable. Nailing the yarn is paramount. Nine times
out of ten natural fibres will look better, feel better, and last longer than
sweaters full of synthetic material. Always aim to buy the best quality you can.
Some of the most common yarns and weights include:
Cashmere is a coveted material for both its softness and warmth, which can be up to 8x warmer than sheep wool. However, prices for cashmere sweaters can vary wildly because not all cashmere is alike, though all cashmere is derived from the fine under hair of the cashmere goat. The finest quality cashmere is made from the thinnest and longest fibres, usually from Mongolia and China.
Alpaca wool is considered to be as soft as cashmere. However, microscopic air pockets in the fibre makes it about 7% warmer. It is elastic, lanolin free, hypo-allergenic and as such ideally suited to people who are allergic to wool or cashmere. It is also most likely to be found blended with other natural materials.
Merino wool is a highly desirable type of wool that has seen
a lot of popularity over time. It is ranked as one of the best wools in terms
of quality (having been regarded as some of the softest and finest wool) and
comes from the Merino sheep. Typically, a merino sweater will be thinner,
softer and more durable, although for the most part not as warm as a lambswool.
Lambswool is collected during the first shearing of a lamb and is probably the most common type of yarn. The great thing about Lambswool over other yarns, is that the fibres are very short and soft which allows for a great insulating and breathable sweater that is extremely comfortable to wear. For this reason, the Lambswool sweater makes an excellent choice for the winter season.
Shetland sweaters, made from that wool, are not bulky like cable knits or thin like merino; they’re as warm as they are airy, packing a dense weave with an oven-like effect of keeping heat in without weighing you down. Like most wool though, when made into knitwear, it is very warm, even if slightly rougher in feel than lambswool. The knitwear, like the sheep, is very long wearing and relatively easy to look after.
Cotton is a very common yarn, which is durable, lightweight and cool. It’s especially popular for wearing in the spring and summer to ward off the late night chill. Cotton sweaters don’t provide much protection from the cold, but they are a step up compared to just wearing a shirt. Since they’re so light, they can easily be tied around your neck. Mostly used in casual dressing.
Knitwear design encompasses style as well as practicality; this is what makes knitwear a versatile and functional piece of attire. With this in mind, as with design, when purchasing knitwear, the visual should only be part of the consideration, with the practicality being the other.
What is your
favourite style of knitwear and how do you wear it?
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James Meade is a British outfitter of traditional classic attire for the town and country gentleman. Proud of our heritage, we have been designing, making and selling high quality classic menswear for over 35 years.
Our collection is especially tailored with the more mature gentleman in mind and our design techniques reflect this. We care about giving our customers the very best purchasing experience, from great customer service through to receiving superb quality clothing with an excellent fit.
Our dedicated team of in-house menswear experts search internationally for the finest quality fabrics at the best possible prices. This allows us to provide you with a complete menswear collection to meet your needs.
Versatile Clothing for both Town and Country
An established mail-order company, our customers stretch all the way to the other side of the World. But closer to home, we recognise that because our designs are deliberately classic and timeless, our menswear collection is just as appealing to the man living in town as it is to the man living more rural and further out ‘in the country’.
The Mature Man
For most mature men, age does play a role in personal style. This doesn’t mean dressing like a younger man, it means ‘dressing well for a man your age’. Wearing suits will likely have less importance as dressing for comfort becomes more of a priority. At James Meade our experienced team are passionate about helping our customers achieve that desired comfort without compromising on style.
Our multitasking men’s separates are exclusively designed to accommodate the mature man’s changing shape. It can be tempting to just buy a larger size from brands who do not specialise in mature clothing, however this can lead to clothing looking baggy and unflattering. Properly fitted clothing will allow you to go about your day confident that whatever you may have planned (walking the dog, visiting grandchildren, attending an event or taking a weekend break), you look smart and feel comfortable.
The Finest Fabrics
Choosing the correct fabric for the right time of year is also important. Our menswear collection will have you covered all year round. Lighter fabrics in the summer and heavier fabrics in the winter. Our men’s chinos, tropical weight cotton trousers and men’s cotton mix shirts are very popular in the summer months. Throughout winter however, our customers update their wardrobes with warmer clothing. This includes men’s thermal underwear, men’s cotton and wool mix shirts, corduroy, cashmere, merino wool and lambswool.
A Brand You Can Trust
It is becoming harder to find great quality men’s clothing for the mature man at a reasonable price on the high street. This is why so many of our customers return to us time and time again, to a specialist brand they can trust. A brand that strives to make your buying experience as easy, enjoyable and personalised as possible; a brand that will not compromise on fine quality and exceptional customer service.
Unbeatable Returns Policy
Purchase from James Meade Menswear in confidence. You can return your garments for free, at any time and for any reason. That is how confident we are that you will love our collection of classic and timeless menswear.
Order early to secure your favourite pieces as we have limited stock and sizes – shop early to avoid disappointment.
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The James Meade men’s winter sale is now on! packed with reductions and special offers.
Update you winter wardrobe with some stylish and warm menswear, take a look at our winter sale now. We offer a large range of reductions, including up to £40 off on selected products.
Shop online for quality end of range menswear. Choose from a wide range of traditional men’s clothing at reduced prices.
As always the goods offered in the sale are all first quality and come with our unequivocal guarantee. Please order as soon as you can as stocks are limited. Browse the wide selection of quality menswear from James Meade. We offer Free Returns and no time limit product guarantee.
James Meade has been producing quality men’s knitwear and other classic yet contemporary men’s clothing for over 30 years. Most noteworthy our line of Shetland knitwear is exclusive to James Meade and made in the UK. Shop Knitwear Sale Here >
Pure Cotton Shirts
Save ££s on selection of pure cotton shirts and cotton & wool country checked shirts. Exclusive designed shirts are fully machine washable and reasonably priced. Shop All Men’s Sale Shirts Here >
Take advantage of the fantastic savings during the winter sale. Offering exclusive designs, and with our free returns and no-time-limit guarantee, we make the online shopping experience as simple as possible. Shop Men’s Sale Winter Clothing Here >
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No wardrobe is complete without the essential white blouse or classic white shirt. Choose from long sleeve, short sleeve or 3/4 sleeve lengths. Versatile white blouses are available in a variety of collar styles and sizes 8 to 24.
Ladies pure cotton white blouse, give your outfit a sophisticated finish, chooses yours.
Discover Essential White Cotton Blouses such as:
Audrey Blouse (pictured) – A classic style cut from pure cotton with delicate self stripe; two piece collar and gently rounded hem. Available in long and short sleeve lengths.
Judy Blouse – A continental style blouse with two-piece collar and ‘V’ neckline, cut from pure cotton with delicate self stripe. Feminine 3/4 sleeves, designed to cover the elbows and versatile straight hem.
Erin Blouse – Mandarin collared style blouse cut from pure cotton with long sleeve and delicate self stripe.
Hilary Rever Blouse – This elegant blouse is cut from pure cotton with delicate self stripe; short sleeved style with mock turn back hems.
The attractive pure cotton blouses can easily be dressed up or for special occasions or dressed down for more leisurely days.
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