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...