Shopping: Things that are catching my eye this Autumn…

Today I have taken a look around at what is available online and have picked out a few bits and pieces that have caught my eye. Something I may buy, a couple of items I already have, and more bits that I’ll just have to yearn for.

SEH Kelly: Balmacaan in tobacco-brown Donegal tweed


Described as a walking coat. This is made in a heavy herringbone Donegal tweed and lined with wool from Yorkshire. Lots of nice design features and that tweed just looks gorgeous. Also available in grey. Made in England. LINK


Barbour Latrigg Jacket


Barbour have made some weird and not so wonderful jackets in recent times. To my eyes the Steve McQueen and Land Rover collaborations were a total failure, as was the White Engineering. They do much better things when they stay closer to home, such as this field jacket inspired number. Lots of nice details and looks very well made.  LINK


Battenwear 60/40 Northfield parka


A parka is always good, and a good parka is even better. Much like Monitaly and Engineered Garments, Battenwear have a good understanding of what it takes. This one gives the Monitaly Mountain Parka a run for it’s money, with heaps of pockets and details and a full fleece lining. Nice colour as well, and made in teh USA. LINK


Gloverall: Men’s Racing Monty


The Racing Monty is part of the new 1951 Gloverall collection. What with the vintage racing images and inspiration, it’s right up my alley. This is a version of their classic Monty duffle, but in a showerproof bonded cotton, contrasting hood trim and lining. Still with the wooden toggles and jute roop fastenings, but backed up with a hidden zip. Detachable hood as well. I like it a lot. Made in London. LINK


Panton Pilot Jacket | Green


This one is inspired by WW2 wool coats supplied to British pilots. The shawl collar can be worn up or down, an gives room for a decent scarf. The forearm patches are inspired by coastal command jackets. Good pockets, well made and fits nicely. Lovely red lining as well. I’ve already got mine, so I know how nice it is. LINK


Joe & Co “Maudsley” loden wool jacket

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A lovely forest green forestry working jacket in a mix of loden wool and alpaca. Fully line, cord adjustable cuffs, 4 utility pockets, one with a button flap. Made in the North of England. Looks like a great piece of woollen workwear styling for the cold season to me! LINK


London Undercover City Gent Defence Umbrella


I quiet rarely use an umbrella, but when I do I would really love to have one described as a “defence umbrella”. Add in that it has superb details, excellent materials and is hand made in the UK and I’m pretty much sold on the idea. LINK


Mark McNairy Commando Sole Brogue Boot


I like brogues. I like commando soles. I like boots. These are designed by McNairy and made by Sanders & Sanders in Northampton, so all is in order there. They look quite marvellous. LINK


Solovair Black 6-eyelet Derby Boot


Solovair in Northamptonshire made shoes for Dr Martens for over 30 years. This new Derby Boot is part of a new premium line of new designs. Similar in design and materials to the traditional designs they have been making. This pair have a similar sole technology to Dr Martens and similar leather, only superior to what DM are making these days. Goodyear Welted, leather insole and the vamp is lined in leather. Great boots for Autumn weather. Handcrafted in the UK. LINK



Yuketen Maine Guide DB Boot


A traditional American heritage design here, updated by Yuki Matsuda (of Monitaly etc). The materials and workmanship are flawless, numbers limited, and a design you either love or hate. They are really comfortable though! The Vibram sole is no good on snow or ice though (and this also goes for Red Wings using the same sole). LINK



Fracap M120 Ripple Sole Scarponcino Boot

13-08-2015_fracap_m120ripplesolescarponcinoboot_tan_1_jtlItalian Fracap have been handmaking this style of hiking boot for ages now. Excellent leather and comfort in a very traditional style. I’d love to try a pair of these ripple soled ones though. I can only imagine the traction they would give on packed snow. LINK




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