Whereas the British Millerain is best known for its waterproof waxed cotton and Harris Tweed is famous for their warm knitwear, Fox Brothers of Somerset is the leading supplier of wool fabrics. In operation since 1772, the clothmaker for the Royal Household helped to create the iconic grey flannel suit and is still the go-to source for Ralph Lauren.
In light of Saint Andrew’s Day, a holiday honoring Scotland’s patron saint, Nike asked Fox Brothers to “clothe” its iconic Nike Air Magma boot in the Black Watch-like tartan (or “plaid”). Additionally to the Royal Regiment of Scotland‘s official colors, Nike included leather laces, heel plate, tongue, and sockliner to complete the premium design. Very limited in availability as a “Tier-0” product, the Fox Brothers x Nike Air Magma, along with other Fox Brothers x Nike collabs, will be available this coming Saturday, December 7, at select Nike Sportswear retailers, including the Aberdeen-base Hanon Shop.
Release Date: December 7, 2013 (Saturday)