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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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Magee of Donegal

Magee, a fifth-generation Irish family business, boasts an impressive legacy spanning over 150 years in the art of crafting exquisite fabrics and clothing in the heart of Donegal. The journey began over a century and a half ago when John Magee laid the foundation for this enduring enterprise. In the 1860s, he embarked on a…

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Corgi Socks: Where Heritage Meets Craftsmanship

For over 130 years, Corgi has been expertly crafting, in Wales, socks and knitwear across five generations of the Jones family, maintaining a tradition of excellence that dates back to its founder, Rhys Jones. A Family Tradition Today, the family business is overseen by Lisa Wood and Chris Jones, great-great-grandchildren of Rhys Jones. They’ve embraced…

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Cordings Christmas Gift Guide

William Morris, founder of the Arts and Crafts movement famously stated “Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful” and here at Cordings, we feel the same philosophy should be applied when choosing Christmas presents. Whether you are looking for a last minute stocking filler…

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The Follifoot Coat

This heritage full-length Raglan sleeved coat was introduced to the Cordings collection several years ago to fulfil a need for a less formal coat that has the flexibility to be worn both in the town and the country. The shoulder construction takes its name from Baron Raglan who adopted this diagonally cut sleeve during the…

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King Charles III – 75 Years Of Royal Style

The Prince of Wales, ascended to the throne following the passing of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, on September 8, 2022. As November 14th, 2023 approaches, the King is poised to celebrate his 75th birthday. To honour this milestone, we've curated an article delving into the remarkable life he has led. His understated British style…

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Stay Warm, Look Cool: Dressing for Bonfire Night With Cordings

What’s the history of bonfire night? In 1605 Guy Fawkes and his associates attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament and assassinate King James I. To celebrate the fact that the king had survived and the plot was thwarted, people lit bonfires around London which started a tradition that has lasted for centuries. In…

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From the Archives – An Interview With Harry Knight

The following is a short chapter from a book by Thomas Girtin, in the 1950’s Girtin interviewed various clothing makers for his book ‘Makers of Distinction’ including one Harry Knight from Cordings. Mr Knight relays stories of working his way from being a fifteen year old apprentice to manager. Along the way he had the…

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Grey Fox X Cordings Autumn 2023

David Evans AKA Grey Fox started writing about style for the older gentleman in 2011 and is a well-respected voice on how to dress well at any age. A conversation between Justin our Design Director and David about a vintage 40’s tie last year was the catalyst for the creation of the first collaborative styles…

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