From a personal hobby of one man who taught himself to knit to a thriving knitwear business, Alan Paine are now manufacturers of quality countrywear which includes shooting clothing, tweed and luxurious cashmere and lambs wool knitwear.
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In 1907 in a small town in Godalming, Surrey an amazing country clothing company was founded by a gentleman named William Paine who had taught himself to knit. Growing his newly found skill from a personal hobby to a thriving knitwear business William Paine supplied many local cricket clubs with some of the very first cable-knit sweaters ever produced.
The outbreak of WW2 in 1942 shook the nation but not Mr Paine who had gained such a reputation for producing quality garments that the company was commissioned to make woollen sweaters for Britain's armed forces. In the 1950's, William's son, Alan Paine, took over the business expanding the company and reaching out across the seas.
In 1999 an American team found the body of George Mallory on Mount Everest who in 1924 made an attempt to reach the summit. Some of his clothing bore the label: W F Paine, 72 High Street, Godalming.
From a personal hobby of one man who taught himself to knit to a thriving knitwear business Alan Paine are now manufacturers of quality countrywear which includes shooting clothing, tweed and luxurious cashmere and lambs wool knitwear.