Magee 1866 - a fifth-generation Irish family business with over 150 years’ experience in designing, weaving and tailoring luxurious fabrics and clothing in Donegal.
Our weaving mill in Donegal Town, on the banks of the River Eske, is still the beating heart of everything we do at Magee 1866. We are proud to support a tradition of weaving and manufacturing textiles in the northwest of Ireland, bringing a contemporary edge to an age-old craft.
The Spring Summer 2024 collection captures the essence of nature and the soft rugged beauty of Donegal. There is a real empathise on texture throughout the collection.
The blazer collection features textured, lofty basket weave cottons, lightweight wools, merino & linen blends and a touch of silk and cashmere. Colours are muted, easy to wear and timeless – moss greens, blues, minkes, mushroom browns, oats and a hint of rusty orange. The gilet makes a perfect alternative to a blazer, and we have two styles in a range of fabrics. The Cavan in spring weight tweeds and linens and the lightly quilted Patrick in faux suede.
Suits are classic two piece tailored & regular fit with separate waistcoat options. Highlights include a navy Irish linen & Donegal tweed blue crossed with rust & ochre - the perfect wedding suits. The core collection is made up of plains, micro hounds-tooth and subtle birdseye designs in lightweight wools and wool blends. The design is simple and straight forward, allowing the wearer to ‘adapt the suit’ for multiple styling options, trousers & waistcoats can be worn with casual separates.
Our knitwear collection showcases colour across cottons and merino. Nautical summer stripes, and chunky flecked cotton rib sweaters compliment a core collection of plains, cables and birdseye structured knits. The shirt collection features Irish linen and beautifully soft summer flannels. Summer cotton chinos in a tailored and regular fit complete the smart casual look.
Polos complete the collection featuring a classic cotton pique and a luxury hemp & organic cotton blend. Colours are chosen to work throughout the year – rich navy and teal sit alongside washed out pink, blue and rust.
We continue to draw inspiration from our surrounding land and seascapes in Donegal and across Ireland, each piece is carefully executed from concept to design to make, ensuring that these products stand the test of time and can be worn in conjunction with past and future collections.
We feel strongly about this message in a time of increasing awareness and action around a more sustainable world. Magee 1866 have by default been a ‘slow fashion’ brand with a focus on natural fibres and high-quality products and while we work on subtle updates each season, we want you to buy now and keep forever.