Magee – A Family Business Since 1866 – Courtesy of GunsOnPegs

We spent a moment speaking to GunsOnPegs partner Charlotte Temple, who is the Sales & Marketing Director of her family’s business Magee 1866, to find out more about their wonderful country clothing.

Magee 1866’s History 

The business now has 3rd and 4th generation family members at the helm. Magee was established in Co. Donegal, Ireland 149 years ago.

Originally the company was founded on handwoven tweeds – these fabrics were course and hardwearing, designed to dissipate the damp and cold weather so often associated with the northwest of Ireland.

Looking to the future…

Fast-forward to today, Magee still weave their fabric in Donegal, however these fabrics are far softer and more luxurious than 140 or so years ago! Charlotte said ‘The ever-changing land and seascapes surrounding us inspire our fabric designs’.

Magee weave both summer and winter weight fabrics, using natural fibres – silk, linen and cotton and lambswool, alpaca and cashmere.

The spring summer 2015 collection is a colourful showcase of what they do best – beautifully designed garments and unique, high quality fabrics.

Charlotte commented, ‘Our jackets are the core element of the collection – tailored to perfection with special attention paid to the trim details and fit. Fabrics include natural silk and linen mixes in cobalt blue and raspberry and camel.’

As we all know the Irish and British summer can be pretty chilly, with this in mind, Magee offer their classic country and Donegal tweeds all year-round.

For a more casual look their bright cotton chinos, seasonal knitwear and shirts are the perfect weekend option. The suit is making a comeback for many – their tailored fitting 3-piece options in a lightweight salt & pepper tweed and summer-weight pure new wools are a key staple for the more formal wardrobe.

Magee offer a capsule women’s wear collection and home accessories – the latter of which are made in Donegal, Ireland.

Magee’s collections are built on their 149 year heritage but with a contemporary, and importantly an Irish twist.

For more information on Magee’s wonderful products go to www.magee1866.com 

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