BEST OF BRITISH: The Stories Behind Britain’s Iconic Brands

Craig of That Dapper Chap takes a look at the book BEST OF BRITISH: The Stories Behind Britain’s Iconic Brands

Time to settle down for a good read

As a menswear enthusiast I’m often found with my nose buried in a magazine or book, so when I received a copy of BEST OF BRITISH: The Stories Behind Britain’s Iconic Brands I couldn’t wait to read it.

Lock & Co the oldest hatmaker in the world

John Lobb shoes 5 generations of hand made shoes

It’s a bumper book, packed with amazing images from our best loved and iconic brands such as Barbour, Mackintosh, Dents and Dunhill to name just a few.

Fine tailoring from Anderson & Sheppard

Conceived of and designed by Creative Director Toby Egelnick, featuring photographs by Horst A. Friedrichs, and text by ‘Permanent Style’s’ Simon Crompton, the imagery is truly stunning and encapsulates the individual brands and their history really well, giving us a beautifully detailed behind the scenes insight.

James Smith & Sons umbrellas make their mark
Anderson & Sheppard 

Packed with facts that you may know or that may be new to you, it’s a great book for any discerning gentleman with a keen interest British fashion or British brands.  Do you know for example which brand made the slip on shoe most favoured by Frank Sinatra or who made Nelsons iconic Bicorne hat?

The James Smith & Sons shop in New Oxford St, London

Find out all about Brooks makers of leather good and saddles

Available in all good bookshops and online, get one on your coffee table for around £35.00.

All the best till next time!