Alan Paine Knitwear
Alan Paine, Men's luxury knitwear dates back to 1907 when Paines of Godalming was founded by William Paine, who was a self taught knitter. Developing some of the first cable knit sweaters, Paines found a desirable market in supplying local cricket clubs. By adding club colours to the tops via tipping and trims, Paines expanded their business. Unofficial Patron The Prince of Wales (later to become Edward VIII) commissioned his own personal sweaters with his regimental colours. In 1999 A US mountaineering team found the body of British explorer George Mallory on Everest who had gone missing during an expedition to reach the summit in in 1924. Amongst Mallory's possessions was clothing supplied by W F Paine, 72 High Street, Godalming. The company officially changed it's name when William Paine's son, Alan took over in the 1950's.