“Great British Excellence” is the calling card of Holland Cooper – a womenswear & equestrian brand which specializes in British tweed and contemporary country clothing designs. I’ve been a fan of British clothing retailers for many years, such as Reiss and Ted Baker. This is why I’m very happy I can now add Holland Cooper to that list and thought I’d share this brand with you all here on the blog!
I’ve been keeping my eye on Holland Cooper for over a year, yet it was only recently I decided to take the plunge and make a purchase. We’re now in autumn here in Australia so I’m thinking about refreshing (and replacing) items in my closet to prepare for the cooler months ahead. Given I’ve recently developed an attraction to neutral colours for my wardrobe (which I speak about here in my latest haul article) and have recently developed a taste for the “country look”, it shouldn’t be surprising I ended up on the Holland Cooper website.
The knitwear section of my wardrobe is in dire need of updating – I had a couple of wool jumpers which were unfortunately ruined last year, plus a couple fine knits which simply need replacing after a few years of wear. I spent a fair amount of time browsing the knitwear section on Holland Cooper’s site, carefully reviewing their different styles, colours and fabric compositions.
The country crew neck knit
Ultimately, I decided upon their country crew neck knit in the latte marl colourway. A slim-fit jumper, its distinctive features include quilted elbow patches and a suede gun patch on the right shoulder. Horn style buttons on the shoulders & on the sleeve cuffs add another point of interest. Apart from these design details, what I really adore about this jumper is the fabric. Made from 100% wool, it feels soft to the touch and certainly is a practical choice, especially for winter.
I selected the latte marl colourway as I don’t have many pieces in these tones and thought this jumper would style well with dark blue jeans. It’s a lovely light coffee brown shade which works surprisingly well against my cool-toned complexion. For accessories I’m envisioning neutral or brown-tones, such as boots, handbags, coats and jackets. Holland Cooper’s country crew neck knit is also available in a dark green colourway called forest marl, which would pair perfectly with the abundance of British country inspired tones from the HC range.
In terms of the online ordering experience, I have to say I was incredibly impressed. The delivery from England to Australia via DHL was far quicker than I expected, given I received my jumper within a week! And the jumper was packaged thoughtfully, arriving carefully wrapped up and placed within a green Holland Cooper (recyclable) box. When your purchase from overseas arrives faster than expected and packaged in a loving way, it adds that little bit extra to the entire shopping experience!
Given I was so impressed with my first purchase experience from Holland Cooper, don’t be surprised if you end up seeing me in more of their items! I have my eye on a few of their jackets and gilets from their “Country Collection” – which I feel would pair beautifully with the new jumper. I’m also loving some of their hats, in particular the wool and baker boy caps, for the winter season. If you’re interested in exploring the Holland Cooper range of clothing, accessories and footwear you can visit their website by clicking here.
I hope you have enjoyed this article on my first purchase from Holland Cooper. Are you a fan of this brand as well? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!