Established 1829
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
Established 1894
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.
Established 1970
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.
John Smedley
Established 1784
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.
Established 1773
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
Established 1854

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.

Established 1923
Since we started out in 1923, We’ve exclusively used our own factories. This is our way of ensuring each and every GRENFELL coat and jacket achieves the levels of quality, Luxury and performance you have come to expect from us. Today, All GRENFELL garments are crafted in our east London, Meaning we are a truly British brand.
Established 1969
Our story begins in 1969 in Lavenham, a small village in Suffolk, England. Mrs Elliot – as she always preferred to be known – sought better quality horse rugs for her stables.
The brand’s iconic Raydon jacket – the prototype for quilted equestrian jackets the world over – was conceived with the sartorially aware rider in mind: slim cut, with back vents to sit over the back of a saddle, finished with a neat corduroy collar and simple press stud fastenings. Still manufactured in England, using British materials wherever possible, the styling of the jacket remains largely unchanged today.
Merz b.Schwanen
Established 1911
Founded in 1911 by Balthazar Merz, the family-business was one of the leading clothing manufacturers in the Swabian Alps during the 19th century. In 2010, the Berlin based designer and studied menswear tailor Peter Plotnicki discovered an original workwear-shirt by the historic manufacturer at a flea market. Inspired by the touching story the textile was telling, he and his wife Gitta Plotnicki embarked upon a journey into the past and breathed new life into the brand. Since then, the distinctive products of Merz b. Schwanen are again, just like back in the day, manufactured in the Swabian Alps on rare original loopwheelers from the 1920s to the 1960s and are sold all over the world.
Established 1892
Corgi was founded in 1892 by Carmarthenshire draper Rhys Jones who, having purchased some second hand knitting machines, began to produce thigh high woollen stockings for the local colliers He then began to produce a range of finer quality socks, ideal for men to wear to chapel on Sundays. From the beginning, Rhys paid very close attention to detail and quality and as the reputation of his products grew, demand spread across the whole of South Wales and beyond.
Established 1777
Dent’s of England has handmade the world’s finest leather gloves since 1777. Today, the best traditions of this time ­honored craft are combined with contemporary design and luxury leather in stylish accessories including gloves, handbags, wallets, and belts.
Yarmouth Oilskins
Established 1898
On 1st February 1898 Johnson and Sons, as it was known, became a limited company. Three days later four of the partners joined forces with other local businessmen to form Yarmouth Stores Ltd. The objects of the new firm were “To carry on business as retail outfitters, clothiers, hosiers, shoes, oils, waterproof clothing of every description, drapery, knitwear, goods of all kinds…”
All the waterproof and protective clothing ranges were relabelled “Yarmouth Stores” and the company went on to export oilskins, knitwear and clothing to markets throughout the world. The company opened stores in ports throughout the UK and before the Second World War employed more than 1200 people, the majority of them machinists making overalls, uniforms, smocks and other workwear in our factories in Great Yarmouth.
Established 1937
The history of the Baracuta brand originates in Manchester, an industrial heartland in the northwest of England. Given the industrial background of the city and its climatic conditions, it is understandable that a number of cotton-rainwear manufacturers began operating in the area. One of them was a company called Baracuta, owned by brothers John and Isaac Miller. Their principal activity was the production of raincoats for brands such as Burberry and Aquascutum.
In the 1930s the Miller brothers began to develop the Baracuta name as an independent brand, and they created a number of unique designs, each with an alphanumeric codename. At the time, the success of their manufacturing business had afforded them the opportunity of joining Manchester’s social elite by becoming members of the local golf club, and in 1937 they developed a short, waterproof zipper-jacket that could be worn on the course. The design offered sufficient freedom of movement to allow players to strike the ball without restriction; it eventually became know as the “swing jacket” in Japan, but the company referred to it by the designated codename, G9 (the G indicating “Golf”).
The Baracuta G9 jacket has been worn by everyone, from rock legends and movie icons to sports-stars and street-gangs to James Bond and Superman. It is an original British classic that has been much copied but never bettered, and a garment that all men should have in their wardrobes at some point in their life.
In the style stakes you cannot beat originality, so no matter what colour you prefer, if you are considering the purchase of a Harrington jacket, make sure it’s a Baracuta G9.