Why not trot to Cheltenham in Magee classic style!

Check out Magee's carefree, summer style

by Rose Barrett
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Are you trotting off to Cheltenham for its epic jump festival? Why not check out Magee 1866 for their classic style for both men and women. Racing fans won’t look out of place in their earthy casuals – their men’s jackets go well with denims, suede or corduroy trousers – or even create a squire look with their brown herringbone or tweed jackets!

Magee 1866 -Sheelin Irish Linen Quilted Jacket in Navy – €375 – Valentia Cotton Cable Knit Jumper in Sky Blue – €110

When designing their collections, Magee 1866 draw inspiration from the land and seascapes of Donegal where they have been designing and weaving natural fibre fabrics and creating iconic clothing and accessories for over 150 years and five generations.  

Each piece is carefully executed from concept to design to make, ensuring that they stand the test of time.  

Magee 1866 – Liffey Irish Linen Jacket in Blue Check – €449 – Valentia Cotton Crew Neck Jumper in Orange – €99 – Dungloe Chinos in Navy €139

Men’s spring summer 2023  

Magee 1866 have been tailoring since the 1940s, this season the suit designs are simple, straightforward, and timeless. The fabrics are a carefully curated selection of wools and linens in earthy shades of brown, camel, and green and classic greys and navy. 

The signature blazer range embodies the best of what they design and weave in Donegal. Heavy wools are replaced with lightweight alternatives for warmer months – merino blends, silk, linen, and cashmere – in classic checks, plains and the two “true” Donegal Tweed patterns, Herringbone and Salt & Pepper. 

Magee 1866 – Fincashel Donegal Tweed Bomber in Navy Salt & Pepper – €349

There is a strong focus too on casual styles, pieces to pack for breaks away. The knitwear range showcases fresh colour across cottons, merino and cashmere blends and Spring Summer 2023 also brings a bright collection of cotton pique polos.  

The outerwear range spans both casual and tailored with transitional seasonal pieces – packable raincoats, short faux suede and tweed bombers and Donegal tweed shirt jackets. Tweed and linen gilets complete the collection. 

Women’s Pre-Season 

Magee 1866 – Jane Merino Cable Knit Jumper in Green – €125 – Hannah Shirt in Pink Liberty Print ‘Survival’ – €139

The Magee 1866 women’s pre-season collection continues the focus on natural fibre fabrics. In knitwear, the popular organic cotton and cashmere styles return in neutral, capsule wardrobe-worthy shades. New additions in 100% merino wool make for great layering styles, ideal as the seasons transition.   

An easy-to-wear piece, the oversized Aisling shirt comes in Irish Linen or a luxurious blend of merino wool and modal – an eco-friendly fibre spun from beech tree cellulose. Style with the Irish Linen Tina trousers for the ultimate beachy look. 

Magee 1866Magee 1866 – Susie Shirt Dress in Pink Liberty Print ‘Adeoye’ – €250

Bold colour is provided by the Rebecca and Susie dresses in vibrant Liberty of London prints and striking Irish Linen patterns, designed, woven, and finished at their mill in Donegal. 

“It is so important to us when putting together our collections that the pieces stand the test of time and can be worn in conjunction with past and future collections.  

Magee 1866 – Rebecca Shirt Dress in White Liberty Print ‘Adeoye’ – €299 – Linen Blend Puppytooth 2-Piece Suit in Brown – €650

“We feel strongly about this message in a time of increasing awareness and action towards a more sustainable world. At Magee 1866 we have always, by default, been a ‘slow fashion’ brand with a focus on natural fibres and high-quality products and while we work on subtle updates each season, we want you to buy now and keep forever,” said Charlotte Temple, Design Director Magee 1866. 

Shop in any of their three stores – Magee of Donegal, Magee 1866 at Arnotts, Magee 1866 at South Anne Street – or magee1866.com from March 2023. See www.magee1866.com  (shop in store or online).

Featured image: Magee 1866 – Aisling Merino Blend Shirt in Oat – €110 – Clady Linen Blend Jacket in Rust Orange Herringbone- €349


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