For many years, the majority of waterproof and water resistant jackets that you see out on the hills have relied on a secret ingredient. And it’s not a very nice one. Long chain fluorocarbons are a key part in what is often described by manufacturers as Durable Water Repellent finishes. This is a chemical coating […]
We’re opening our doors on Saturday April 9th from 11am to 5pm so it’s a chance to see where we make the shirts on, try one on, maybe get measured and have a brew. In fact the whole of Upper Mills are hosting an event “Made Beautifully Here” which will showcase world-class skills, and products made locally. Friends […]
It’s easy to make a really soft fabric and it’s easy to make a really protective fabric. Making something really soft and really protective calls for a little witchcraft. McNair is in the little village of Slaithwaite for a reason. This old village is in the heart of Yorkshire’s wool country and within a […]
Snow+Rock’s Daisy Maddinson recently chatted to McNair Shirts co-founder Neil McNair about avalanche safety and the science of snowpacks. (The interview first appeared on Snow+Rocks website). With a slow start to the winter season and following recent weeks of heavy snowfall, snowpacks across Europe can be unstable and prone to lethal avalanches. Whilst you should never […]
The temperature has dropped and the party season is over, so to spread a bit of winter warmth we’re giving away our new Wessenden 360° Merino Neck Warmer with every off the peg shirt sold in the next ten days. The neck warmer is made using the finest worsted-spun merino wool from Yorkshire. It’s very warm, […]
That’s right, we’re launching a new custom tailoring service that allows you to not only order your McNair shirt to your exact fit, but also customise it. As well as being able to pick the weight of the fabric, colour and length, over the coming weeks we’ll be offering the opportunity to also choose the […]
“Absolutely delighted with my first @mcnairshirts shirt! The quality surpasses any garment I’ve ever worn. It’s like a super cozy, heavy duty snowsports coat that’s wind breaking, breathable and so hydro-phobic that water literally beads right off it.” Thankyou Iain. If you’re happy we’re happy. Etc.