Our guide to the best kit that Britain has to offer
From silk scarves to corgi-adorned mugs, Britain excels in every category. Here are some of the best British products on offer.
BEST OF BRITISH KIT
Get set with the latest colours of this double-breasted waistcoat, made from 100% Italian linen in England. Wedding season, the Derby, Royal Ascot; summer is on.
♦ Price £175
♦ Tel 020 7127 4213
Digitally printed on 100% silk made in an English mill, with hand-rolled edges and pin fringe detail. Add flair under sporting clobber or with a jacket and shirt for dinner.
♦ Price £110
BERKELEY DOG BEDS
Made from bridle leather in the UK, stitched by hand. Buckles and D-rings cast as solid pieces of brass. Available in black or dark brown to take dapper dogs from the village show to the field.
♦ Price £75
♦ Tel 01264 861143
JUBILEE CORGI MUG
KILLY & CO
Hang the bunting, put the kettle on and toast Her Majesty with a corgi cuppa. Limited edition, made in Stoke-on-Trent. Available in pink, blue and red.
♦ Price £22
♦ Tel 07968 973764
Canvas and vegetable-tanned leather with solid brass fittings, zipped internal pocket and quick-release shoulder strap. Named after the 19th-century Scottish-born hunter James Sutherland. Comes in a selection of hides or coloured canvas and leather.
♦ Price £1,295 for medium canvas and leather
♦ Tel 0121 333 1900
AGA HOB COVER
THE HERITAGE HARE COMPANY
The solution to keeping Aga lids mark-free, with a pheasant who knows how to pose. Made in the UK by a small family business whose HQ is nestled at the foot of the Malvern Hills.
♦ Price £16
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A FATHER’S ADVICE
Illustrated by artist Alice Peto, Mark Hanbury Beaufoy’s poem serves just as well now as a mantra for the budding sportsman as it did when it was written in 1902.
♦ Price £60
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Constructed in Devon from Isle of Harris tweed, with a water-resistant wax cotton base. Folds into the neatest of packages and is just 44cm square when unrolled. A place to rest weary legs on the hill.
♦ Price from £63
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Red-gold windowpane tweed made in the Borders, with patch pockets, back vents and a handy internal chest pocket. Throw on for anything from the county show to a day on the river – or even a trip into town.
♦ Price £355
♦ Tel 01544 322311