Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Damart


At this time of year, hereabouts, you might be told to "Get tha Damart on" if it gets particularly chilly. Damart is a brand of thermal underwear, made from Thermolactyl, a unique patented man-made fibre. The Damartex brand is French but for many years the UK head-office has been here in Bingley, at Bowling Green Mills, beside the canal. The company have a large mail-order business, mainly selling classic clothing, underwear and homeware. I do have some Damart thermal wear, dating back to when I had a season ticket for the local football team, Bradford City. Thick, fluffy thermals were very necessary on the stadium terraces in winter and I can testify to their cosiness. Of late, I have favoured merino wool baselayers, finding them more comfortable and breathable for active walking, which is my favourite winter pursuit these days.

4 comments:

  1. I doubt they sell them here, though there are counterparts. I like this view.

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  2. I've yet to get out the thermals this year. It hasn't been cold enough!

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  3. I recall that CF Taylor on Otley Road, Lower Baildon used to spin and weave wonderful mohair.
    Their foreign correspondence in several European languages was dealt with by my aunt.

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  4. It seems odd to see the modern Damart sign on the traditional old building. And I didn't expect an exposé about your undergarments! My mind is now running away with such scandalous thoughts!

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