The British Champions Series is now under way, culminating in British Champions Day in October. To celebrate a Great British summer we’ve selected our favourite patriotic products that are made in Britain:
Isabella Josie’s red white and blue Megan perching hat is handmade using traditional handcrafted milliner techniques and would make an ideal raceday headpiece for Royal Ascot or Glorious Goodwood for example. The hat looks very different from each angle so you will attract admiring glances all round!
This smooth ivory Italian leather leather handbag pays homage to the lion; a powerful, patriotic symbol of strength. In gleaming gold-tone metal, the lion’s head is intricately rendered and placed centre stage. Expertly hand-crafted, the bag is structured and compact with shimmering grosgrain-lined interior, featuring several handy pockets. With choice of top handle or the detachable cross-body strap, it’s available in five colourways. Pictured is Smooth Ivory.
Aspinal of London is an English luxury lifestyle brand offering women’s designer handbags and purses, men’s wallets and luxury leather gifts.
Each piece is handmade by genuine leather craftsmen and women in its West Sussex Headquarters.
The Derby picnic hamper is presented in a subtle sage and tan colour scheme and recalls the luxury and style of the 1930s and is packed full of luxury items. The picnicware includes Fine English gold edged bone china mugs & plates; polished stainless steel cutlery; tempered champagne flutes in wicker tray, airtight food storage boxes; co-ordinated Flectalon insulated fabric food box covers; Thermos® flask; Cole & Mason® miniature salt and pepper mills; white damask napkins; and the essential corkscrew/ bottle opener.
Amberley is a family business which in 2019 celebrates its 30th year as creators of luxury hand-fitted traditional wicker picnic hampers.
The Patriot Cap is made from British tweed, sporting an eye-catching Union Jack in red appliqué and fully lined for comfort. Each cap is hand-cut and made exclusively by one of the Maude & Fox team.
Based in Dorset, Maude & Fox creates products based on ‘Tweed with a twist’. Style is urban country chic using traditional materials selected from mills in Yorkshire and Scotland. Contemporary designs take tweed to new levels, and the Union Flag features frequently in their clothing and accessories.
Price: £130 from Maudeandfox.com
New for SS19 the Mortson T-Shirt with its bold retro stripe and flattering women’s cut will show your true (British) colours! Made from 100% Organic Cotton, it is also available in Pink and Navy.
Based in Norfolk, Ellie Wales Ellie founded Whale Of A Time Clothing in 2016, with a vision to provide fun, affordable casual wear with a retro-inspired twist on timeless pieces.
Price: £29.95 from Whale of a Time.
Take the British seaside with you wherever you go! Goldsmith Isabella Day found a tiny pebble on the beach at Fishcombe cove in Brixham which she cast to make silver charms handmade round 3mm thickness silver bangles.
The bangles can be made to order to fit you but the standard size is 65mm. You can have one pebble or more, silver or gold, and you can have the pebble(s) personalised with your initials. Gold bangle also available.
Price: from £84 via Etsy.
Forming part of the final Palace Collection this silk scarf from Hobbs features a quintessential English rose for a current yet timeless affordable luxury. The racehorse trainer Henry Cecil was famed for his roses almost as much as his horses so your scarf will be totally in keeping when worn on racedays!
Now a high street name, Hobbs was established in 1981 in Hampstead, London. It brings modern cuts and feminine tailoring to heritage craftsmanship. Inspired by London, designed there and brought to life by their in-house atelier.
Price: £65 from Hobbs.
Crafted from fiery red lizard printed suede, this style has been detailed with a softly pointed toe and has been set on an elegant kitten heel. Cut low, this design will elongate the leg whilst the pretty bow trim adds a feminine finish. Wear as a slip-on mule or utilise the elasticated ankle strap for added security when dashing between the Parade Ring and the Stands.
Another Great British high street name, Russell & Bromley has remained synonymous with expert craftsmanship and fashion-led design since 1880 and is still owned and run by the Bromley family. Specialising in luxury shoes and handbags for men and women.
Price £225 from Russell & Bromley.
Fish’n’chips – a favourite British meal and often on offer at racecourses! Bring some bling to your takeaway with this solid sterling silver fish and chip fork. Hallmarked in London, it can be engraved with a name, date or special message – commemorate a winner or startle your raceday guests with this unique silver gift.
C. Hersey & Son Ltd is a Silversmiths workshop based in London manufacturing sterling silver tableware as well as jewellery and silver gifts. Michael Hersey established the business in 1971 and his son, Stewart, joined him in 1981 after training as a silversmith. Today the company comprises a team of silver spinners, silversmiths, polishers and engravers as well as a friendly bunch in the office looking after customers.
Price: £32 from Hershey.co.uk
We know how much the English love their gardens… Sitting in his own garden and enjoying the sight of the little birds pecking at his fat balls Simon Carter decided to create a blue tit in his favourite medium of enamel. Each cufflink is hand made, and the slight translucency of enamel over metal gives a jewel-like, softly glowing effect. Charming, bright and gentle. Part of the mini ‘English Country Garden’ range.
Simon Carter Ltd. Is a British fashion design company specialising in men’s accessories and menswear, founded in London in 1985 by its eponymous director.
Price: £50 from Simon Carter.
The Barker McClean is a classic full brogue with a modern twist, and with intricate wingtip and toe punched detail it’s perfect for impressing at work or out for a racing day out.
These laced brogues are available in many colour combinations, and we’ve chosen the patriotic combination of red and blue (and almost white sole!). This shoe is made on the 443 last for a slightly elongated look and feel, so make sure you try on a pair for your ideal size.
Enjoy the great British tea tradition with a Union Jack mug made by British success story Emma Bridgewater.
Also available (while stocks last) is the (Seconds) British Bulldog 1/2 Pint Mug, a national icon in teatime form. This has been classified as a second meaning the fault or faults may be in the finish, the decoration or the shape. The faults are not structural.