The Skipton Years
This is a very rare find. Not the first Rohan catalogue but maybe the second, circa 1975/76.
All three pages are on the Rohantime Gallery on Flickr, increase the viewing size on the gallery to make it more legible.
A brief synopsis:
The late Paul and Norman Howcroft, Sarah Howcroft and Sally the dog all in the catalogue. Rohan Striders, Salopettes the first Rohan garment, the first Rohan Jacket The Starkhorn Jacket , Windlord Fabric and the Norfolk Jacket replica all illustrated.
Note the Striders had no contrasting knee patches, that was still to come. The two photo’s of Paul Howcroft in a suit taken in Tokyo. This was before Rohan Bags and even before the Super Strider. Look carefully at some of the garment photos you can see the design lineage of Rohan.
Rohan started in Skipton, North Yorkshire. This catalogue was produced while the company was in Brook Street having moved from Raikes Road Skipton.
Sarah Howcroft Co Founder Rohan Designs