Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Fishermen drive new fashion trend on British high streets
Fishermen drive new fashion trend on British high streets
08
Oct '12
Fishermen have been named as the driving force behind a new trend hitting the British high streets this winter. The popularity of exciting and macho fishing television programmes such as Deadliest Catch and Extreme Fishing with Robson Green have made fishing cool again and transformed the image of clothing traditionally associated with seafaring pursuits, says fashion store Debenhams.

Demand for duffle coats, cream cable knit jumpers, chunky woollen socks, stripy t-shirts, and rugged boots has soared over the last month with further increases expected as the cold weather continues.

Currently up on the year are chunky boots – up 81 per cent, boat shoes – up 195 per cent, thick woollen socks - up 27 per cent, duffle coats – up 25 per cent, striped t-shirts – up 25 per cent, thermal underwear – up 67 per cent and heavy knits – up 55 per cent.

Inspired by the likes of One Direction, David Beckham, David Cameron and Noel Gallagher, it seems British men are falling hook, line and sinker for the look.

Says Lizzie Singleton, spokesperson for Debenhams, “No longer just the hobby of a solitary riverbank dweller, these TV shows have made ‘fisherman fashion’, the humble duffle coat, waterproof trousers and obligatory chunky socks and thermals, the must have look for autumn/winter 2011.

“Even Trawlermen, documenting the tough times of the Peterhead and Fraserburgh fishing fleets and arguably the most unlikely fashion icons, has shown the average British landlubber the masculine appeal of a hardy seaman”.

Influenced by designers such as Alexander McQueen, Burberry and Paul Smith parading the angling look on the autumn winter 2012 catwalks, the on trend way to wear fisherman fashion is in bold colours, with large pockets on duffles, teamed with boots and a beanie hat.

Debenhams has also seen the look start to translate into womenswear with bright duffle coats, cable knit jumpers and chunky cardigans worn by the likes of Alexa Chung leading the way.

Debenhams’ Lizzie Singleton Said: “The tough, capable image of seafaring clothing seems to have chimed with the mood of the nation during the financial difficulties.

“Knowing that you are well equipped to cope with everything life can throw at you – no matter how hard the going becomes – is now seen as essential to weather the economic storm.

“Warm, hardwearing and now stylish, these items herald the return of practical fashion that will see you through the season and beyond”.

Debenhams

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 25th Mar 2017

GST to positively impact retail value chain: CBRE

The implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill in India...

Textiles | On 25th Mar 2017

MEGlobal to build first ever US MEG plant

Monoethylene glycol (MEG) producer MEGlobal plans to construct a new...

Courtesy: Ulster Carpet

Textiles | On 25th Mar 2017

Ulster Carpets acquires Griffith Textile Machines

Northern Ireland based manufacturer of carpets, Ulster Carpets said...

Interviews View All

Abhishek Ganguly
Puma India

‘As a brand, Puma is always looking for new and innovative ways to inspire ...

Janak Dhamanwala & Sunil Dhamanwala
Jansun

Moving towards sustainability is also a social change

Sachin Sharma
Gem Enviro Management Pvt Ltd

There are no significant differences between virgin yarn and PET recycled...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
March 2017

March 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search