ALAN PAINE

Alan Paine

After discovering some hand knitting machines in his family’s timbered warehouse in Godalming, William Paine taught himself to knit and within a few years his hobby turned into a business where he arguably developed the first cable knit sweaters.

These sweaters quickly grew popular and sales of knitwear increased which enabled the company to widen its outlets into London and throughout the rest of the country.

After the Second World War, the company heralded a new era when Alan Paine, William’s son, took over from his father. Alan Paine’s re-launch of the business saw a trading establishment within the US.

In the 1970’s Alan’s two sons joined the business and the focus moved to developing the European market. The Paine family sold the business in the early 1990’s and several years later, James Hinton, who joined Alan Paine in 1986, became the proud owner of Alan Paine.

Over recent years the brand has developed far beyond their core base of classic knitwear to incorporate a successful English Lifestyle range into the collection, featuring complementary jackets, coats, shirts and sports coats. More recently, Alan Paine has launched its exciting Country Collection, a range of stylish classic and contemporary coats, jackets, waistcoats and accessories for both men and women in a variety of stunning fabrics, all offering the characteristic quality associated with Alan Paine.

English Explorer Collection
The English Explorer Collection features updated classic English garments reminiscent of those worn by the eminent mountaineer, George Mallory. Mallory took part in three expeditions to Mount Everest, the final one being his last. When his body was discovered, one of the numerous items of clothing recovered bore the label WF Paine, High Street, Godalming. This was the shop owned by Alan Paine’s father, William Paine, and the place where William founded his knitwear business in 1907.

DYLAN

DYLAN

Stantt

Stantt

Saxx

Saxx

S.Cohen

S.Cohen

Madeline Finn

Madeline Finn

Mizzen + Main

Mizzen + Main

Criquet

Criquet

Faherty Brand

Faherty Brand

Taylor Vintage

Taylor Vintage

34 HERITAGE

34 HERITAGE

MAVI

MAVI

ALAN PAINE

ALAN PAINE

BILL’S KHAKIS

BILL’S KHAKIS

PETER MILLAR

PETER MILLAR

TRUE GRIT

TRUE GRIT

DUBARRY

DUBARRY

ROBERT TALBOTT

ROBERT TALBOTT

COPPLEY

COPPLEY

BARBOUR

BARBOUR

HARDWICK

HARDWICK

FILSON

FILSON

SOUTHERN TIDE

SOUTHERN TIDE

KÜHL

KÜHL

MOUNTAIN KHAKIS

MOUNTAIN KHAKIS

HIGH COTTON

HIGH COTTON

JOHNNIE-O

JOHNNIE-O

SOUTHERN POINT

SOUTHERN POINT

OVER UNDER

OVER UNDER

FISH HIPPIE

FISH HIPPIE

MARTIN DINGMAN

MARTIN DINGMAN

SOUTHERN PROPER

SOUTHERN PROPER

WOLVERINE

WOLVERINE

CARROT & GIBBS

CARROT & GIBBS

SOFT SCIENCE

SOFT SCIENCE

PEACH STATE PRIDE

PEACH STATE PRIDE

ST JOHN

ST JOHN

SEXUAL FRESH

SEXUAL FRESH

BERETTA

BERETTA

SMATHERS & BRANSON

SMATHERS & BRANSON

TASC

TASC

PAUL BETENLY

PAUL BETENLY

BRACKISH

BRACKISH

MADISON CREEK

MADISON CREEK

JACK BLACK

JACK BLACK

CORBIN

CORBIN

EYEBOBS

EYEBOBS

SWIMS

SWIMS

ROBERT GRAHAM

ROBERT GRAHAM

OXFORD SHIRT COMPANY

OXFORD SHIRT COMPANY

DYLAN

DYLAN