The History of Casentino Wool
From Italy to London
There’s a reason we’ve been banging on about Casentino for a few years now. Casentino workshirt this, Casentino trench that, buy this overshirt, look here’s a new colour, isn’t that lovely. So, we owe you a bit of an explanation, and here is the background on our very favourite type of wool…
What is Casentino Wool
Casentino wool is a notoriously soft and warm, high quality fabric used in menswear to create durable, functional and undoubtably stylish (in Percival’s case) pieces like overshirts, fleeces and trackpants.
History of Casentino Wool
Casentino wool originates from a town of the same name in Tuscany, Italy. It was developed around the 14th century and was originally intended for people and animals working outdoors. The wool came from Casentino sheep on Casentino farms, the local rivers powered the mills for production, and the timber from nearby Casentino forests was burnt to heat the water during the dyeing process.
Casentino Wool Menswear – Made in London & Portugal
The Casentino Workshirt is as Percival as you can get. As you’ve read, we didn’t invent Casentino fabric but we have dressed it up in a perfect package of workshirt comfort. You love it so much, we have even expanded the range to include fleeces and trackpants for a head to two Casentino wool look. Every Casentino wool garment is handmade in either our East London factory or in Portugal.
As you have probably established, we love Casentino wool, and we hope you do too. You’re now not only equipped with a whole host of mens overshirts, fleeces and trackpants to choose from, but also some top tier pub trivia to bore your mates with when they ask about your woollen garments.
You’re very, very welcome.