British fashion – and style – is quite unlike anything else in the world. No other nation seems to be equally as proud of its heritage as it is willing to embrace new trends, emerging talent and innovative designs. Old is mixed with new, both high end and high street sit in every Brit’s wardrobe, eccentricity is very much welcomed, and clothes are so much more than just clothes; they’re part of British culture and identity and can quickly become symbols of political and social movements (just look at Maharishi or the Clarks Originals Desert Boot). British style wouldn’t be anywhere without the brands leading the way; here are some of our menswear favourites.
Hailing from shores of South Shields, Barbour knows a thing or two about creating outerwear. Famous for its quilted and wax jackets originally designed to withstand the elements of the north east, Barbour has become a British institution worn by everyone from members of the royal family to country dwellers and city slickers. Today, Barbour draws on its rich history (over 120 years and counting) and contemporary style to create some of the best menswear in Britain.