Our line of underwear from Stanfield’s dates back to a time when they were made by Nova Scotia Textiles. The common name for the woolens was black underwear because of the dark color of the wool used. Nova Scotia Textiles made them with 100% wool. You might think that adding the nylon was a step backwards, but the 20% nylon combination makes them machine washable and allows the user to tumble dry (under low heat) the underwear. With 100% wool, the underwear needed to be placed flat on a table to air dry.
Below is an old excerpt from our Fall and Winter 1996-1997 catalog:
Nova Scotia Textiles is an old-line Canadian company, incorporated by two Nova Scotia Scots in 1883 on the basis of a business founded in 1868. It is still a family corporation, maintaining an on-going reputation as a manufacturer of top quality, basic knitted fleecewear and underwear.
Here is a photo from that catalog:
Spring 1996 David Morgan Catalog
When Nova Scotia Textiles closed down in 2005, the building was left empty. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been any new tenants. Attempts were made to refurbish the building for condos, but the plans fell through. Let’s hope the 130 year old building finds a new owner!
You can get a glimpse inside the building with this YouTube video by Terra Spencer. Enjoy!
If the cold weather has got your toes numb, David Morgan has socks designed for the coldest temperatures. Made of wool and nylon, they’ll do the trick.
30 Below XLR Sock JB Field’s Extreme
Our 30 Below Socks by Stanfield’s is a hard wearing technical sock made of 70% Merino wool, 25% nylon and 5% spandex. The inside of both foot and leg are a comfortable terry knit, 80% Merino with 20% nylon, for long reliable wear. The arch and ankle are supported by spandex to ensure the sock stays in place. The outside of the sock has more nylon to give good wear resistance.
50 Below Socks by JB Field’s
For even colder temperatures, we recommend our 50 Below Socks. This thick sock has a turn down gumboot cuff. We recommend wearing these thick socks with a sock liner or a thin, under-sock for the ultimate in warmth and comfort. Made of 85% preshrunk wool and 15% nylon.
Wool Toque, Green. Made in Canada by Stanfield’s
Also, for a solid head cover, our heavy-weight wool toque has two layers of wool to withstand the cold, Canadian temperatures. The ribbed knit allows it to stretch to fit your head comfortably. There is a soft, microfleece ear band lining. One size fits most. 75% wool, 25% nylon.