London’s stylish men understand that there are two wardrobe items required twelve months a year: a good coat and a good pair of boots. Bitterness about the weather aside, here you will find a selection from two of our favourite brands, this might save you some time roaming the shop’s in the (summer) rain.
These stylish and timeless coats are created in the heart of Manchester by Private White V.C. Run and managed by World War I Victoria Cross recipient Private Jack White’s great grandchildren, who all share his undying love, passion and dedication to British textiles and local industry. In operation for over 100 years, the brand continue to produce garments in an honest and traditional way; using only the finest British fabrics, trims and components, sourced locally where possible.
The collections all share a luxury casualwear consistent and it’s Manchester factory invests hard work into developing only the most luxurious and exclusive British garments. These coats are an exquisite example of how fabrics seamlessly marry practicality with pure luxury, built on a firm foundation of both quality and timeless classics.
Collection’s are designed by Nick Ashley, Private White V.C.’s Creative Director. Nick has a long and illustrious history in the fashion industry. The son of Laura Ashley, the renowned fashion and interiors designer, Nick is from good stock. Hard working, self made stock.
Looking at the wider collection, it is clear Nick’s designs are influenced by Private Jack White’s wardrobe, as well as his passion for motorcycle and car racing.
Shop the coats and more via: privatewhitevc.com
Gaziano & Girling is a unique shoe company. Founded in 2006 by Tony Gaziano & Dean Girling, it has become one of the most innovative and versatile shoemakers in England, combining handcrafting and manufacturing skills to put itself at the top of both the bespoke and benchmade industries.
Tony and Dean worked for a variety of bespoke makers, designers and Northampton manufacturers before coming together to launch Gaziano & Girling. Their aim was to bring a new look and quality standard to a sometimes somnolent industry, with fresh designs in bespoke and unprecedented handwork in their benchmade shoes.
The result is clear, beautifully made footwear that suits men both young and old, conservative and contemporary. Traditional English models are updated with touches of continental flair, in the last, a shaped waist and design elements that together raise a functional shoe into a work of art.
When the rain is pouring and you don’t want to torture your suede loafers and expose your ankles to the harsh conditions, pop on these boots and with the craftmanship from both Tony and Dean, you shall be wearing them for many summers and winters to come. A Gaziana & Girling shoe is a true investment produced by multi-faceted craftsmen at their factory in Kettering, just outside Northampton.