Eric Clapton - Musician and Shop Owner
Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (b. 30 March 1945) is an English blues-rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. Eric has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Yardbirds, of Cream, and as a solo performer, being the only person to be inducted three times.
Although he has varied his musical style throughout his career, it has always remained grounded in the blues. Yet, in spite of this focus, he is credited as an innovator in a wide variety of genres including pop, rock and even a venture into reggae with "I shot the sheriff."
I had walked past Cordings for many years admiring the styles until eventually I went in and found that the cut of the jackets fitted me perfectly, so I bought one and I kept going back until, well, the rest is history. I suppose I am a particular fan of British clothing, I like the country tweed and think that Cordings are unparalleled when it comes to producing the pure, original look.
My favourite item I have bought from Cordings is of course its famous Covert coat. I have four, two in each colour!
I do like to be involved as much as my other commitments allow, particularly when it comes to choosing the tweeds.
Graham Coxon - Musician, Artist
Graham Leslie Coxon (b. 12 March 1969) is a German-born English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and painter. He initially came to prominence as the lead guitarist, backing vocalist and occasional lead vocalist of rock band Blur. His artistic and musical contribution is prominently featured on the band's first six albums, from 1991s Leisure to 1999s 13.
He is also a critically acclaimed solo artist, having recorded seven solo albums. Four of them were recorded while a member of the band. Graham is capable of playing several other instruments, besides guitar, and is famous for recording his albums single-handedly, without much help from session musicians.
In terms of fashion, I'm like two fish swimming in opposite directions. I've never stuck with any particular look. I want to look like an old colonel and a sharp indie kid. Usually I settle for a look that, to me, is classically English. That's why I do most of my shopping at Cordings.
Harry Meade - International Event Rider
Like Father, like Son
Cordings is a very proud to be associated with Harry Meade, International Horse Trials rider. Harry is following in the footsteps of his eminent father former Olympic Gold Medallist Richard Meade. At Cordings we empathise with this totally as we have been clothing father and sons for the past 170 years and pride ourselves in being able to spot future champions sartorial and equestrian! In Harry we have identified a future champion who leaves no stone unturned in his preparation to the World's premier events which is exactly the approach we take when we choose our new ranges.
Harry has completed both Badminton and Burghley and won the coveted Jemima Johnson Memorial Trophy in 2007, he also has been leading rider under 25 two years running at Badminton. He has recently been selected for the World Class Development squad which is Lottery-funded, and is for athletes considered to have medal-winning potential during the London 2012 Olympics.
Timeless, British and, above all, stylish. Cordings get it just right!