There are certain products which epitomise the best of British tradition, manufacturing and craftsmanship. Here are four of the best.
The Bag - Mulberry
As the UK’s largest manufacturer of luxury leather goods, Mulberry’s signature luggage and travel bags are regularly seen in train stations and hotel lobbies the world over. This Medium Clipper holdall features reinforced corners and metal feet, proving that style and utility can go hand-in-hand.
The Shotgun - Holland & Holland
The ‘Royal’ label is saved for only the best of British gunmakers Holland & Holland’s catalogue, and this 12-bore is the result of nearly two centuries of fine craftsmanship – evident in the looping acanthus leaf engraving and a made-to-order wooden stock, crafted from deluxe grade Turkish walnut.
The Jacket - Barbour
Having made a name with iconic wax jackets, Barbour keeps out the cold and wet with a 100 per cent wax cotton finish. The Trooper is perfect for either the countryside or your local park: a functional style as impervious to passing trends as to the weather. With a dedicated repair and reproofing service to boot, this is one purchase guaranteed to last.
The Shoes - Crockett & Jones
James Bond’s car of choice may be the Aston Martin, but on foot a pair of well-heeled Crockett & Jones Oxfords will more than suffice. Current 007 Daniel Craig wore four different styles from the Northampton-based shoemakers in Skyfall, featuring full leather lining and skilful Goodyear-welted outsoles.