For 180 years Tricker’s shoes have been handmade in Northampton. The year was 1829 when Joseph Barltrop founded the company. To set the scene from an historical perspective, that same year saw Robert Peel establish London’s first uniformed police force, whilst in America, Abraham Lincoln gave his first political speech. Louis Braille invented his system of finger reading for the blind and Queen Victoria’s ascent to the throne was still eight years away. Tricker saw the birth of the modern world, a time for great enlightenment, learning and social reforms. This was the world in which the first retail orders for Tricker’s shoes were secured.
Barbour & Barbour international
Since launching in 1894, Barbour has defined the essence of a true British brand becoming a major style authority appealing to both country lovers to fashion forward shoppers and industry insiders alike.
An authentic and quintessential brand, Barbour provides a wardrobe of clothes for country living and the fashion savvy, whilst remaining true to its roots, heritage and original values.
Designed for layering for fresh and functional outfits Barbour offers the ultimate garments for the Great British weather whilst continuing to make its mark on the international style map.
Its history as makers of traditionally made, hand crafted sporting accessories goes back to the 1970s. It was then that Jackie Croots parents, John Smith, a representative for the renowned Hull Cartridge Company, and his wife, Margaret, decided to turn their hands to the creation of quality sporting luggage. Field Sports Products was born.
Croots produce Quality Leathergoods handmade in England.
The John Smedley story began over 230 years ago in 1784 founded by Peter Nightingale and John Smedley. Today, John Smedley is distributed in over 40 countries worldwide and present in the USA, Europe, India and Asia.
Christys’ London™ was established by Miller Christy in 1773 and has been manufacturing fine hats in England ever since. We are proud of the generations of British craftsmen who have made Christys’ hats famous throughout the world. From Kings and Queens, the police and armed forces through to the fashion catwalk, Christys’ hats have been the headwear of choice for designers and connoisseurs for centuries. Such an accolade requires each hand crafted hat to be made with enduring quality and style. We sincerely hope this is evident in the hat you have purchased and that your Christys’ hat serves you well for many years to come.
Taylor of old bond street
Jeremiah Taylor first founded Taylor of Old Bond Street on September the 1st, 1854. Jeremiah opened his salon in London’s fashionable Bond Street and gained a reputation in British Society for his botanical extracts. The Taylor tradition continued through the next generation with Sidney who opened our now famous flagship store in Jermyn Street, London.
The ‘Taylor’ brand epitomizes classic British style and understated elegance, reliability and quality. Our products are manufactured and designed to meet the highest standards and are made out of natural ingredients where appropriate. We strive on providing both exceptional customer service and products.