A Fine Man Once Said:

"Part of the 10 million I spent on gambling, part of it on booze, and part of it on women. The rest I spent foolishly."

- George Raft

Sunday, July 21, 2013

More from Scotland: The Cashmere Heritage Center at Johnstons of Elgin (Part Two)

With apologies for the delay, here are more photos from my trip in April to 
Johnstons of Elgin's Cashmere Heritage Center. You can see Part One here.

Johnstons' factory produces men's clothing and accessories for a variety of clients. 
On display at the Center were a variety of scarves, 
including this beautiful multi-colored merino wool piece made for Paul Smith.

The variety of patterns on display were absolutely mind-boggling. 
This small pile of scarves on display offered some idea of the wonderful variety.

Patrick Grant of Norton & Sons/E.Tautz singing Johnstons of Elgin's praises.

The 100% vicuna roll-neck sweater that purportedly sold for GBP 1500. There were actually vicuna samples on display to provide a sense of the softness and feel of the texture versus wool and cashmere. 

While touring the grounds, we passed the visitors quarters  - luminaries such as the Prince of Wales have stayed there when visiting the Johnstons of Elgin factory and the Cashmere Heritage Center. 

Unfortunately, I didn't stay there but it looked lovely, just the same.

All in all, a lovely way to spend a day trip when visiting the Northeast Scottish Highlands.

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