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Celebrating the British countryside
Celebrating the British countryside

Celebrating the British countryside

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Dressing the Mannequin – Cheltenham Special

The renowned Cheltenham Festival is not only one of the most iconic events of the National Hunt racing calendar, but equally a celebration of the classic British style.  A style that has stood the test of time for hundreds of years and encapsulates understated elegance. A style that has evolved in a climate often beset…

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Malcolm Appleby MBE Engraver

We are proud to be working with one of Britain’s most outstanding and influential engravers alive today on our latest cufflink collection. Malcolm Appleby is one of Britain’s most celebrated silversmith-engravers. He has recently been awarded an MBE for his services to engraving. His work is commissioned by The Royal Family, the V&A Museum and 10…

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Christmas Presents For The Fieldsports Enthusiast

Chosen by Martin Puddifer – editor of the Shooting Gazette until 2021 The run-up to Christmas needn’t be a time for mass panic-buying of gifts that risk being forgotten faster than the smoothie maker still boxed up in granny’s pantry. While the smiles of loved ones opening unexpected gifts on Christmas morning can light up…

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How to Wear Plus Twos and Plus Fours

For a more formal shoot, breeks are a must, but in reality plus twos or fours are the most versatile and practical garments you can have in your country wardrobe repertoire. If you are lucky enough to have been invited on a more formal shoot, on a driven day where a certain dress code is…

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What to wear to The Cheltenham Festival

What is Cheltenham Festival? The Cheltenham Festival is the most anticipated event of the National Hunt calendar, attracting enormous crowds to enjoy (and famously roar at) four days of spectacular jump racing, alongside superlative hospitality and a surprisingly eclectic programme of entertainment. The Gold Cup, the most prestigious and sought after title in jump racing…

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The Glorious Twelfth

The start of the red grouse shooting season falls each year on the 12th August. It is renowned worldwide among the field sports community as the ‘Glorious Twelfth’. What makes Grouse so special? Grouse can reach speeds of up to 80 miles an hour after just a few beats of their wings, and can change…

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The Game Fair: Festival Of The British Countryside

What is the Game Fair, and where is it held? The Game Fair is the world’s largest celebration of British field sports and country life. Held each year at either Ragley Hall in Warwickshire or Hatfield House, Hertfordshire – two stunning backdrops that set the tone for the spectacle dubbed as ‘Glastonbury for the green…

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Best Shooting Gifts For Him

Choosing the best shooting gifts for him can be daunting if you aren’t familiar with the required kit. Safety and comfort are paramount in the field, but at Cordings we believe that one should always combine these essentials with craftsmanship and style. Whether for your father, your husband, son or friend, this article explores Cordings’…

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Sharp Shooting Glorious 12th Style

Fashion editor, stylist and Harrogate resident Stephanie Taylor shares her insider tips on where to go – and what to wear – in this quintessentially stylish town. You don’t have to be a top gun or stalwart field sports enthusiast to know that the Glorious 12th is big news – and big business – in…

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