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Menswear: Patriotism From Head To Toe

Menswear: Patriotism From Head To Toe

In the run up to Christmas I have been showcasing the best of British - this post will be displaying the best in Men's fashion, all designed and made on home soil. 

Many men, particularly men concerned with politics and high minded pursuits tend to put shopping or indeed fashion on the back burner. Many chaps tend to let their spouses do the shopping for them or god forbid, their Mums.

While I can understand fashion and being 'trendy' isn't for everyone, the political and economic act of purchasing clothing is tremendously important. Fashion, just like any other business or industry is both a job and wealth creator for our people and our economy. Simply nipping into a shop on the High Street and purchasing the least offensive item, churned out in a grotty factory in China for the lowest price, isn't doing the best you can to support U.K manufacturing, design and fashion. 

The direct value of the UK fashion industry to the UK economy alone is £26 billion. To Put that into perspective that figure is over half of the reported Brexit bill of £50 Billion. In a time where so many of us Brexiteers wan't to champion British industry and goods to the world outside of a stagnant Europe, it perplexes me why we aren't going out of our way to actually buy British goods. 

Below are some of my favourite British designed and manufactured Menswear brands. To do your bit to support British Industry and the post-Brexit economy, put something British into your stocking this year.

Enjoy the threads...


New Balance, a U.K Footwear brand, famous for their sneakers, manufacture premium quality treads in their Cumbria factory. Over 35 of their styles and colourways are exclusively made in the U.K. In my opinion New Balance are just as comfy as other big brands such as Adidas and Nike, but because of their superior build quality and materials they tend to last a lot longer. Way more bang for your buck and true British bargain.

Based in the heart of Manchester, Private White V.C. is managed by World War I Victoria Cross recipient Private Jack White’s great grandchildren. 
Their Manchester based factory even uses some of the finest available British fabrics and trims for their outstandingly well crafted fashions. Private White even try and source materials as local to their factory as possible, making the brand not only a proudly British, but a local champion for the North of England. 

Albam Clothing

Albam a London Brand by way of Nottingham have some absolutely gorgeous garments to offer - and many of their products are still made here in the U.K. Albam Knitwear is  exclusively made in Nottingham, their Work-wear in Leicester, while the designers and production team are based in London.

Henry Hales, founder of Sir Plus started off his business making high quality boxer shorts from surplus fabrics, obtained from some of the U.K's best shirt makers and garment houses - over time the brand has expanded to what we see today. They make shirting, waistcoats as well as their classic Boxers. And best of all it's all made here, in the U.K.  


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