Latest acquisition:  Gieves V-neck Hand Knitted Cricket Jumper

August 5, 2018

Cream chunky hand cable knit cricket jumper with low round neck and deep V. The deep V detail is a blue, red and white striped thick band applied around the neckline. Label: Gieves Ltd. No. 38.  In 1940 during the Blitz, when Gieves Ltd was at 21 Old Bond Street, it suffered a direct hit, and several of the company’s historic ledgers and Nelson relics were destroyed. In 1974, Gieve's Ltd acquired Hawkes & Co. (est.1771), this being another British firm of distinguished reputation, to become Gieves and Hawkes Ltd.

 

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