Heritage Headwear

Craig from Eldred Grove introduces us to CTH Ericson, a Swedish hat and cap store with an established heritage and a great range.

The History of CTH Ericson

Founded in 1885 by Carl Theodor Ericson who opened their very first store selling hats, CTH Ericson is now a well established hat and cap manufacturer selling its pieces across the globe to men, women and children.

Businessman and founder Carl Theodor Ericson

In the early 1900s the company expanded its business from a single store selling other peoples hats and began making his own. The business grew and in the 1950s the number of employees reached 230 people. At the time, CTH Ericson was the largest workplace for women in Borlänge. Even today, they hear many stories of Grandmothers and Aunts who have been involved and contributed to CTH’s history. View Post

Product Review – The Burton Miliary Coat

Craig from Eldred Grove reviews the Burton Menswear military style coat which came top of his recent blog on top five coats available from the current collection

We all know the Burton brand. Now owned by the Arcadia Group who also look after Topman, it’s a well established British institution. With over 400 stores in the UK you’re never far from a store.


For this product review I am focussing on the coat which came top of my recent blog on winter coats available from Burton menswear.

As we know, a lot of coats are inspired by military design, for example, the trench coat and the pea coat all have their roots deep in military soil. This coat however embraces this fact and doesn’t pretend to be anything other than a Naval coat. With its wide ample collar, double breasted front and metal buttons embossed with Anchors, it’s not a shy piece and is more of a statement coat compared to others we’re seeing on the high street. View Post

Bags by Antoni Manuel

Craig from Eldred Grove meets the guys behind high end brand Antoni Manuel and talks about their range of leather bags and accessories where fashion meets functionality.

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The Vintage Leather Duffel Bag £360
A young company, based in London and trading for just 12 months, Antoni Manuel have already created a buzz with their range of high quality leather bags and accessories. The hugely sleek and stylish range is firmly aimed at the professional gentlemen, that busy guy who runs from meeting to meeting and needs to be thoroughly organised perfectly presented.
The Capsule Briefcase in Brown Croc effect leather

After chatting to Emmanuel online, who heads up the marketing side of the operation, we agreed to meet for a collaboration. After just a short time with Emmanuel in their office suite in the heart of London’s financial district, it became acutely apparent that the Antoni Manuel team strives to produce the highest quality products that they can, meshing amazing style with impeccable attention to detail.

Emmanuel’s passion for their range of high-end gentleman’s accessories is obvious. It is also heart-warmingly refreshing when in an age of mass production and a ‘throw-away’ mentality, these items are made to the highest standard and are intended to last.

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