Happy New Year. Enjoy this great article from the Grey Fox.
Turnbull and Asser is a shirtmaker and clothier and Royal Warrant holder established in 1885, with a beautiful flagship store on Jermyn Street in London. Now owned by Ali Al-Fayed, younger brother of Mohamed Al-Fayed, former owner of Harrods. They have their own factory in Gloucester, as well as using other manufacturers. An exclusive traditional outfitters, selling off-the-peg and custom made shirts, knitwear, braces, boxer shorts, scarves, pyjamas, socks, handkerchiefs, umbrellas, bow ties and ties; with the majority of items made in Britain. Note that not all their items are made in the UK, but country of origin is given on their website. Turnbull and Asser remains, quite simply, one of the best shops in London and online.
S.E.H Kelly makes garments with the makers of the British Isles. Jackets, shirts, knitwear, trousers, scarves.
S.E.H Kelly makes garments with the makers of the British Isles. Cloths are sourced from an assortment of regional mills, and garments are cut, sewn, and finished by hand by a handful of workrooms and factories, many of them specialist makers of one particular type of garment.
“Made in Britain using the best of British fabrics & manufacturing wherever possible” according to their website. Everything I have seen from James Aubrey is made in the UK, but their website is clear about the fact that some of their products (for example their shirts) are not made in the UK, so as always please select carefully only those things that are really made in the UK.
I was looking at their reasonably priced British wool made in Britain men’s jumpers yesterday (December 29th 2012) in Daniel of Windsor Department Store and they look fab.
James Aubrey make and sell very nice men’s duffle coats, reefer coats, overcoats, tweed sports jackets, wax jackets, knitwear, shirts, trousers and accessories. Their waxed jackets uses fabric made by The British Millerain Co. Ltd and they use Abraham Moon fabric in their tweed jackets.
Additional – Their products are available in “in a number of leading independent stores around the country.” Their website went “informational only” in September last (although strangely most of the information on it has been removed!) and their products are no longer available online. Further additional – Unfortunately James Aubrey is no longer trading (as of 5/10/16 when I looked at their website).
Cock and Bull Menswear are a new brand manufacturing small runs entirely in the United Kingdom. Full details of the sourcing of their products and raw materials are on their website. They have beautifully made men’s garments, including cotton men’s boxer shorts, tweed flat caps, t-shirts, shirts, tweed waistcoats and knitwear. Cock and Bull menswear currently have a stand at the fabulous London Sunday UpMarket, at the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane selling their menswear and are well worth a visit.
You can find great stalls and upcoming businesses, many selling items made in Britain at the London Sunday UpMarket, together with wonderful foods from all over the world and up-cycled clothing.
At the Sunday UpMarket as well as made in England Cock and Bull menswear you can find, for example, made in England Walsh casual and sports trainers, ReVampit up-cycled textile vintage gifts (made in Peru as well as Essex) cushions, knitted items, and furniture and by the same people English Eccentric cushions, Union Flag cushions, Christmas decorations, egg cosies and suchlike. Also, Jo Jo Accessories – made in England headbands, Union Jack flag bags, pencil cases, purses and cushions, etc. Reloved – bags and pouches made with recycled denim and leather and Highland 2000 quality made in the UK British wool from British sheep hats and scarves (these are mostly sold to Japan usually). Stores at the market change quite often.
You’ll also find great stalls at other markets and shops nearby (many selling British made items), for example at the Old Spitalfields Market.
At Old Spitalfields Market for example you can get one of Andrew Duncan Graham’s wonderful handmade in the UK lavender Scottish cats or dogs.
Nearby the Spitalfields Market you can find Albam, who sell some UK made menswear. Nearby the Sunday UpMarket you can find London Undercover, who sell a few UK made umbrellas. There are loads more interesting shops and stalls to see, with some selling British made goods.