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Cut from a different cloth
Cut from a different cloth

Cut from a different cloth

The Collections

Sartorial stories celebrating Britains' unique style heritage

Knitwear Guide

All great knitwear stories start with a good yarn… Cordings have always been trusted to create quality garments from our tweed jackets to our Mackintosh coats, and our knitwear collection is no different. Working with small makers and mills in Scotland, England and Wales using time honoured techniques, the seasonal and core ranges are created…

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The Mackintosh Inverness Cape

John Charles Cordings first opened his store in The Strand in 1839 offering a collection of practical outerwear, made using cutting edge technology –‘vulcanised’ rubber bonded onto a sturdy cotton drill. His garments, created in collaboration with Thomas Hancock and Mackintosh were immediately hugely sought after. Practical and stylish they were the original performance coats…

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Prince Philip Style – A Life In 9 Outfits

As Cordings joined the nation in mourning the sad loss of the Duke of Edinburgh, we paused for a moment to celebrate the life and style of a truly elegant royal gentleman who set the highest standards of dress throughout his life, both on duty and off. When His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke…

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The British Warm

What is the British Warm Coat? Steeped in history, the British Warm is an icon of men’s style. Originally created as a military greatcoat for British army officers during the First World War; its weight and durability made it an indispensable part of their wardrobe. Often associated with Winston Churchill who favoured it for its…

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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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Salt Water New England

We at Cordings became aware of Salt Water New England, created by Muffy Aldrich, a few years ago. Beautifully written with evocative photography, it is the perfect place to spend a relaxing hour. Covering all aspects of Connecticut living; the towns, history, shore and style, Muffy shares our ethos of understated quality, an appreciation of…

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HOW TO DRESS LIKE BOND, JAMES BOND

The most stylish spy on the planet, James Bond has been a style icon since the early 1960s. Here’s the intel on the Daniel Craig suits and James Bond outfits we can look forward to. In an uncertain world, we need our heroes more than ever … and we prefer ours shaken, not stirred, and…

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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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Wedding Dress Codes Explained

Weddings have evolved over the last few decades from formal affairs that followed rigid dress codes to more creative and informal affairs that give the happy couple the chance to really put their individual stamp on the day. With more locations than ever allowed officiating over the wedding service, this means that in the space…

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