Category Archives: Made in Britain

Pocket Knives and the Art of the Little Mester

There are a few things without which any pocket  is incomplete. Such things are staples of everyday life, tools that become lifelong friends. One such item is the humble pen knife. I can clearly remember my first pocket knife, given … Continue reading

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The Simple Pleasures Of Life At The Good Life Experience

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to find myself at the Harwarden Estate north Wales for The Good Life Experience. A newcomer to the festival scene, this was the first year of the family festival which aims to offer … Continue reading

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Enstone Leather

Perhaps it is due to growing up with a furniture maker father and a sewing motherbut from an early age I’ve always had a fascination with the traditional skills of those individuals who produce, by hand, simple, everyday and yet … Continue reading

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A Look at Life: Motorcycling

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Cafe Racer Jackets # 3: Aero Leathers Cafe Racer

‘Cafe Racer’ jackets vary hugely in design, deceptively so. At a glance they might look pretty similar, after all they’r all simple slim fitting jackets with two chest pockets and a stand collar, how different can they really be? To … Continue reading

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ARN Mercantile

There are a lot of different reasons to like the ‘workwear’ aesthetic, for some its the rugged had wearing nature, for others it’s evocative of another era, for me it’s functionality and simplicity. The term ‘workwear’ is somewhat overused (almost … Continue reading

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Apparel of Desire No. 3 and No.4: Old Town Clothing

This is more of an excuse to post some of Old Town Clothing’s fantastic work, than anything else. In truth All of their designs are items that I have spent many hours looking at again and again, but here are … Continue reading

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J & FJ Baker & Co: Britain’s last remaining oak bark tannery.

Now I’m from Devon in rural England, it’s a wonderful part of the world and one I’m very proud to have come from. About an hour away from me tucked away in the small village of Colyton is J & FJ Baker … Continue reading

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