We review the 10 best British style and clothing brands. It is important to look stylish when you travel, although this is hard after a long haul flight. Having to use communal toilets to touch up your makeup and the general sweatiness, stress, and dirt of travel doesn’t help any traveler look glamorous.
However, if you choose a clothing brand that offers well made and well-cut quality clothing, you can maintain a slick, stylish look on your journey, even if your insides are feeling crumpled.
Even better, choose a British clothing brand and you can take a little piece of home with you, wherever you are in the world. Here are some wonderful British clothing and accessory brands that produce some gorgeous products; read on for my top 10…
1. Winser London
For both sunny and colder trips travels, it simply has to be the beautiful and luxurious women’s clothing from the fabulous Winser London. Their sumptuous fashions have been worn by celebrity fans such as Annie Lennox and Emma Watson and are widely featured in the fashion press and blogs.
The owner and founder, Kim Winser OBE, set up the business in 2013, following an impressive fashion career spanning the likes of Marks & Spencer, Pringle of Scotland, Aquascutum, and Net-a-Porter.
Winser now offers a stunning range of versatile, well-cut, high-quality clothes that translate into the ideal stylish wardrobe for those luxury travels, as well as for day-to-day wear. They very cleverly meet a gap in the market for high-end, luxurious garments that are sold at sensible prices.
There’s something for every type of woman, regardless of age or figure. The fabrics are of high quality, as you would expect, and the knitwear uses luxurious yarns. For the cold, there are some lovely jumper styles ranging from polo necks to looser swing designs. In the blouses, you can find some sophisticated floaty shirts that will look great on a hot summer day as well as the air conditioning of a plane.
The range of colors coordinate nicely and manage to be on-trend but also have a timeless appeal. Check out their collections of knitwear, dresses, skirts, leggings, capris, trousers, tops, jackets and coats.
2. Strathberry Handbags
How about a British handbag? The key is to find a brand that’s expensive enough to guarantee the quality but to also choose a bag that is not so eye-wateringly expensive that it matches the cost of a deposit on a house.
A brilliant British handbag brand is Strathberry. The beauty of these handbags is that, although they are expensive (which immediately gives you confidence in their quality), if your favorite Strathberry handbag is just that little bit too costly, they do virtually the same handbags in smaller versions, as micro and nano bags. So you can always afford to treat yourself, and these smaller handbags are just as gorgeous. You can see my latest Strathberry handbag on our Instagram channel.
3. Arlo Hudson
Arlo Hudson offers British underwear done properly with sustainable fabrics, innovative design and traditional craft. They aim to change the way men think about underwear. They say “The one product we wear the most, should not be thought of the least.”
Not only do they produce brilliant trunks and boxers but they have also revolutionized the shopping experience through simple online shopping. They say “Underwear is quite frankly a ball-ache to shop for (pardon the pun)…Until now”. They are definitely worth trying.
For a bag that is equally luxurious but is also practical, we love Aruku’s beautiful leather backpacks. If you have ever found yourself wondering why you’re always juggling multiple bags when traveling when one would be so much more practical, these backpacks are just what you have been searching for.
Aruku’s leather backpacks are designed by women, for women and are perfectly organized with a padded laptop pocket and easy access, secure phone pocket, as well as plenty of space and compartments for everything else. The bags are designed in London and handmade in the same factory as other well-known luxury brands and because they only sell directly through their website. They are also great value at only £279 GBP.
5. Smart Turnout
Smart Turnout is a one-stop-shop for stylish watches with standout straps and leisurewear as well as fantastic cricket jumpers, ties, socks, and cufflinks. Established in 1999, they perfectly reflect the meaning behind their regimental name; ‘to look your absolute best, and have a stylish appearance about one’s self’.
6. Cameron Charles
Cameron Charles design timeless leather jackets which combine the contemporary with Rock and Roll. This London based brand combines the traditional silhouette of Savile Row with the deconstructed nonchalant finish found in Neapolitan tailoring. With an excellent fit, a sartorial elegance, that classic British maverick spirit, and a strong belief in tradition and roots; they are a strong British brand with superb jackets.
7. Alighieri, London
Alighieri, London produces wonderful gold hoop earrings and pendant necklaces. Alighieri is a unique collection of jewelry inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy. Each piece corresponds to one of the poet’s 100 works.
Mackintosh, Glasgow produce wonderful mac coats (and more) to fend off any showers. Mackintosh is one of the world’s most influential coat makers for almost 200 years.
9. My Milliner
My Milliner creates elegant British hats using the finest materials and craftsmanship. At their heart My Milliner believes that the most beautiful products always start with excellent raw materials and because of this, they source the best raw fibers, merino wool, and 100% genuine leather bands for their hats.
Their designs are clean, tasteful, and minimalist as they feel high-quality components speak louder than a flashy aesthetic. They create classic hats to compliment any outfit, be it for a wedding, a Christmas event, or some other celebratory engagement.
For a truly premium finish, they offer monogramming of initials on their bands, making them a very personalized Christmas gift. The bands can also easily be clipped on-and-off for the utmost versatility.
My Milliner also ensures the perfect fit for you, because when it comes to hats, one size does not fit all. Each hat also has a built-in adjustable drawstring, which can be tightened for a perfect fit creating the perfect hat!
10. Sporting Hares
The award-winning Sporting Hares design and produce a fabulous and much in demand line of handcrafted wooden sunglasses, acclaimed wellingtons, luxurious socks, and a press-stopping blazer. Originally a sunglasses brand that represented the lifestyles of British countryside bumpkins, they have diversified and are now shaking up the British country fashion scene and are just perfect for your next country retreat.
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