Back for a limited time, the Waffle Cardigan by Trickett is available to pre-order now ahead of a May launch date.
And it’s a welcome return, too, as this was hugely popular last time out. Not least, because the market leader in this design, Mikkel Rude, is no longer trading. I have a Mikkel Rude one, and it’s still going strong almost a decade on. Anyway, due to a lack of a modern maker, when this last appeared, the stock was snapped up with the idea that the limited edition was unlikely to return. But it has come back in limited numbers.
Why? Well, the maker and seller Trickett is celebrating a 10th anniversary this year and, as a result, is bringing back some of its more popular designs. According to Accrington-based Trickett, the last run was shipped all over the world, with emails asking weekly if the cardigans are coming back.
So here they are – for the last time – and if you want one, you will need to order ahead of the launch date so someone can make you one. This isn’t a big factory. This is small makers producing a limited edition.
As you might expect, this is a replica of the original 1960s cardigan beloved by both Mods and skinheads, not to mention many other people since. They take 6-8 weeks to make, and they are made in the same factory that produced them decades back.
The factory has ‘dusted off the patterns’ for an exact replica of what was worn during the original period, right down to the leather football buttons. There are also two front pockets, a thick placket around the neck and down the front, and a slightly oversized fit. One hundred per cent wool construction, of course.
As I said, a slightly oversized cardigan. So if you would like a slimmer, more contemporary fit, perhaps order a size down from your normal.
This time out, the cardigans are just available in the navy or camel colours, and if you want to pre-order, the price is £120.
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