Category Archives: Hats and Scarves

Patrick Macnee (6th February 1922 – 25th June 2015), RIP

Patrick Macnee | Patrick Macnee.

I am sad to learn of the death of Patrick Macnee; one of my heroes; RIP.

Avengers star Patrick Macnee dies http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-33279566
Patrick Macnee (6th February 1922 – 25th June 2015).

http://www.patrickmacnee.com has a short history of his life.

John Steed’s Flat is a fansite about the fictional character John Steed from the British TV series THE AVENGERS which ran from 1961 – 1969 and from 1976 – 1977 as THE NEW AVENGERS. John Steed was portrayed by actor Patrick Macnee (1922 – 2015) who created an iconic character in TV history – http://www.johnsteedsflat.com

Patrick Macnee as John Steed in the Avengers, Escape in Time, 1967.

Patrick Macnee as John Steed in the Avengers, Escape in Time, 1967.

Gareth Hunt (as Gambit), Joanna Lumley (as Purdey) and Patrick Macnee (as Steed) in the New Avengers, 1976-1977

Gareth Hunt (as Gambit), Joanna Lumley (as Purdey) and Patrick Macnee (as Steed) in the New Avengers, 1976-1977.

Patrick Macnee in A View to a Kill playing Sir Godfrey Tibbett and posing as his chauffeur, 1985. Interestingly Honor Blackman played Pussy Galore in Goldfinger; Diana Rigg played Teresa di Vicenzo in On Her Majesty's Secret Service; and Jonanna Lumley also played in a Bond girl in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (in which she had two lines as a British girl among the villainous Ernst Stavro Blofeld's "Angels of Death").

Patrick Macnee in A View to a Kill playing Sir Godfrey Tibbett and posing as his chauffeur, 1985. Interestingly Honor Blackman played Pussy Galore in Goldfinger; Diana Rigg played Teresa di Vicenzo in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service; and Jonanna Lumley also played in a Bond girl in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (in which she had two lines as a British girl among the villainous Ernst Stavro Blofeld’s “Angels of Death”).

Photograph of Patrick Macnee from http://www.patrickmacnee.com

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Clothing made in the UK – British clothes manufacturers and British Made Clothes – UK made clothes and accessories. Who made your clothes?

British made menswear, British made womenswear, British made children’s clothes.  Clothing made in the UK.

Is ANYTHING you’re wearing made in Britain?

#BuyBritishMadeClothes

This article on British made clothes is very comprehensive – please give it a few seconds to load. You may wish to use ‘find on page’ to help you look for something in particular.

I sense a revival of British clothes manufacturing. Much has gone, but there is still a fantastic choice of British made clothes out there, whether you want to spend a lot or not very much money.

Here you can find links and information, in no particular order, about British made clothes, for men, women and children. This article is ongoing and I will add to it when I discover more British clothes manufacturers and suppliers. Only companies that actually make or supply clothes made in the UK will be featured here, not simply companies that used to make clothes in the UK or are just selling clothes in the UK. The products I list here are genuinely made in the UK, not simply labelled to imply British heritage or manufacture.

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British made hats and British made scarves – Hats Made in the UK – Scarves made in the UK

If you want to get ahead, get a hat

A hat worn well is part of a British gentleman’s heritage.  These days it probably won’t be a bowler you choose, but perhaps it’s time to rediscover the hat? For ladies it is said a hat for every occasion is required.

Get ahead, get a British made hat!

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English Heritage Clothing Made in the UK | Peregrine Clothing

English Heritage Clothing Made in the UK | Peregrine Clothing.

Peregrine is the brand name of J G Glover & Co Ltd. A longstanding British manufacturer with over 200 years experience proudly producing quality crafted knitwear in the UK.

“All garments are manufactured in England” it says on their website.

Available online and they have a by appointment showroom in Bristol.

They manufacture fabulous wool jumpers and accessories (hats, scarves, socks) and wax jackets for men and women; and picnic bags.

Great quality and great customer service.

http://www.peregrineclothing.co.uk

https://twitter.com/PeregrineUK

Firmin Group – Firmin and Sons, Kashket and Partners Ltd., E.C Snaith and Sons, Patey Hats / Hand and Lock

Royal Warrant holders the Firmin Group make and sell uniforms, ceremonial uniforms, metal badges and buttons, epaulets, horse furniture, medals, headdress, swords, uniforms, caps, gloves, clothing for films and theatre, civilian suits, and civilian hats. The oldest part of the Group, Firmin & Sons was established in 1655. The Firmin Group has factories in London and Birmingham, producing the majority of their products. The Firmin Group incorporates – Firmin and Sons, Kashket and Partners Ltd., E.C Snaith and Sons, and Patey Hats.

http://www.firminhouse.com

Patey Hats – http://www.pateyhats.com – Royal Warrant holders – Riding hats, top hats, bowler hats, military hats and caps, peaked caps, ceremonial hats, trilby hats, fedora hats, hat boxes / bags and so on – Patey Hats also offer monogrammed initials embroidered either inside, or on the back of the velvet lining by Hand and Lock, and hat repairs. Prices are not given on their website, but you can see prices of some military items on their E.C Snaith and Sons website.  They have a store in London (and no other stores) near Oxford Circus and sometimes visit shows. I am not sure if all their hats are made in England – you will need to ask. I hope to visit their store sometime.

Wedding of Prince William and Catherine (Kate) Middleton, London, 29.4.11 - Princes William and Harry.  Uniforms by Kashket and Partners, buttons and accesories by Firmin & Sons, fabric by Hainsworth.

Wedding of Prince William and Catherine (Kate) Middleton, London, 29.4.11 – Princes William and Harry. Uniforms by Kashket and Partners, buttons and accesories by Firmin & Sons, fabric by Hainsworth.

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Hand and Lock – http://www.handembroidery.com – fine hand embroidery since 1767 – M Hand and S Lock merged in 2001 to form Hand and Lock – Civilian and Military Regalia and fashion embroidery – Hand embroidered badges for clubs, institutions, societies, liveries, and masons; military laces and accoutrements; bespoke hand embroidery – They have a store and workshop in London – I am not sure how much they use British made materials or if all their items are made in the UK.

Coat of Arms - British Royal Family - embroidered by Hand and Lock

Coat of Arms – British Royal Family – embroidered by Hand and Lock