In a recent post on Roberts Supply Co, I showed an image of a black wool henley sweater made by Windsor Wear. As it turns out, Windsor Wear is out of business and this henley is no longer in production (despite the fully stocked shelves at Roberts). Thanks to some research by readers, I discovered that Windsor was bought out by Stanfield’s, although I’m told that the Stanfield woolens are no longer made out of 100% wool.
Here is a note I received from a salesperson at David Morgan:
Windsor Wear was bought by a company called Stanfield’s. While they are still producing the union suits, tops and bottoms in the “black” underwear line, it is no longer 100% wool. It is now an 80/20%, wool & cotton. We have a small top and a medium bottom in the old style (100% percent wool) and have the suits, tops and bottoms in the new style. If you do a search on our site for wool underwear you should come up with them.
Engrave Windsor Wear on the memorial garden marker alongside Frost River, Hebden Cord, Alpendale and [X?].
Here’s what happens when quality brands pass into the ether.