Fashion: British Heritage
It’s getting cold, in-fact scrap that, it is already very cold! But fear not, with the re-emergence of quint-essential British Fashion in recent years, you will be able to keep warm, look cool and stay close to the proud British Heritage.
We have brought together 4 of our favourite British fashion houses (with a twist), Grenson Shoes, Barbour To Ki To, Gloverall and Fred Perry x 6876 to set you up just perfectly this winter.
Grenson shoes have been making beautifully crafted boots and shoes for over 140 years, manufactured from the highest quality leathers and assembled with traditional methods. Using Goodyear welt, one pair of shoes can take up to six weeks to complete and use over 200 individual operations!
The Rushden range is a great mix of classic English styles with modern shapes, details and finishes. This season is all about the classic Oxford Shoe, check out the Archie (top) or if you want a slight twist then the Stanley (bottom) maintains the original style with those subtle differences.
Grab them here.
Barbour To Ki To
Barbour needs no introduction, you can’t walk down the street without seeing a quilted Barbour look-a-like, and although great Autumn and Spring jackets, they won’t keep you warm and dry this winter. Their iconic wax jackets should be your weapon of choice (I had one all the way back in the 80’s!), and if you want to stand out from the crowd, you need be kitted out in the limited edition Barbour To-Ki-To.
Launched in 2009, the range features the distinctive heritage and country craftsmanship of Barbour with Tokihito Yoshida’s signature design. You will notice the garments special features include zip on/zip off detachable hoods, detachable padded gilets, integral storm skirts and cuffs, and water resistant pockets and compartments (as pretty much standard).
We fell for the Shoreman jacket with you can grab in either Olive or Brown and will ensure you stand out from the crown this winter.
Grab it here.
If wax jackets aren’t your cup of Yorkshire tea, then these will be for you! Not a brand many of you have heard of I am sure, but did you know that Gloverall actually designed and made the very first Duffle Coat?? After specialising in Army wear, the coat assisted the British Navy with its double faced fabric, horn toggles and leather fastenings. The toggles could be unfastened whilst wearing thick gloves and the bucket hoods were designed to fit over the peaked naval caps.
We love the Paddington bear look, smart enough to be worn with a suit, yet casual for an evening down the pub. If you are looking for a smart jacket with a difference this winter, look no further than these Classic Dufflecoats.
Grab it here.
Fred Perry x 6876
Fred Perry has been in fashion ever since the man picked up a tennis racket, timeless classics cloaked in British tradition. In this latest collaboration the fashion house teams up with 6876’s founder Kenneth Mackenzie to produce a set of garments which provide the perfect cross of cultured fashion with the edge of the latest technology and fabrics.
You know when you remove that jacket everyone will be expecting the latest jumper, and this Split Roll Neck Sweater which mixes a reworked, archive 6876 piece with classic Fred Perry is sure to make you stand out from the crowd.
Grab it here.
There you have it, our tips for looking cool and keeping warm this winter. We want to thank Philip Browne’s Menswear for letting us take apart their shop and hunting down the classics we like. Check them out online now.