We touched on it recently with the Fred Perry x Liberty floral shirt, but we haven't mentioned the wider Fred Perry British Collectables range, much of which is now available to buy online from Fred Perry and a few specialist retailers.
Part of the Fred Perry Laurel Wreath Collection, the British Collectables range offers up clothing, accessories and footwear which has, wherever possible, been produced from British made fabrics and made in British factories. Everything from Guernsey Woollens sweaters to Smyth & Gibson shirts, Liberty Print shirts and Alfred Sargant Woodstock Chelsea boots, plus much more besides.
Most of it is now available to browse or buy at the Fred Perry site – the Chelsea boots are really eye-catching. But we've picked out two staples that aren't yet available online, but should be very soon.
Both the British Millerain cotton harrington jacket and the Brisbane Moss moleskin reefer jacket are made in the UK by Cooper & Strollbrand, a company that's been making outerwear since the 1930s. The harrington has a finished hem, slant pockets, a contrast inner collar and some minor matching detailing, while the reefer jacket keeps things simple, with just some contrast stitching jumping out as obvious detailing. Aside from that, it's all about the quality of the garment.
Neither come cheap when they do land – £295 for the harrington and £350 for the reefer jacket. Browse everything else online.