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James Aubrey – Made in Britain (well most of it!)

James Aubrey – Made in Britain.

“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.

http://www.jamesaubrey.co.uk

http://pinterest.com/jamesaubreyuk/

https://twitter.com/JamesAubreyUK

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).

JAMES AUBREY WOOL BLEND DUFFLE COAT

JAMES AUBREY WOOL BLEND DUFFLE COAT

JAMES AUBRAY BRITISH WOOL SHAWL PULLOVER

JAMES AUBRAY BRITISH WOOL SHAWL PULLOVER

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Jacksons of Reading – in praise of a good old fashioned department store

Jacksons of Reading

Jacksons of Reading is a rabbit warren of a department store in Reading, Berkshire, England where you can get all those things you can’t find anywhere else and in a fabulous environment with lots of wood panelling, wood and drawers and counters.  For example gifts, accessories, sewing stuff, knitting stuff (I found acrylic made in England from companies like Robins but sadly no British wool), linens and haberdashery, textiles, a good shoe department (specialising in wider fittings) and a large crafts section.  They have a massive school and scout uniforms department, dancewear, bowls clothes, lingerie, nightwear, ladies fashions and a superb menswear department.  Yesterday (8.12.12) the store was quite busy and I came across UK made HJ Hall socks at very reasonable prices and lovely James Aubrey men’s duffle coats.  You’ll find brands like Peter England, Tootal, Somax and Double Two here too, but these days such brands manufacture abroad. Plus they have a great suits department and they sell things like British made braces.  Look for the giant Jacksons Corner neon lights!  Open Mon-Sat 09:00 – 17:30. The store unashamedly markets itself at the over 40s and prides itself on serving customers. This is most definitely not a self-service store.   It is a beautiful building inside and out, with a fabulous pneumatic tubes system to handle cash.  Founded in 1875 and still family run, this store is a must visit place when shopping in Reading.

http://www.jacksonsofreading.co.uk

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