Stay warm and dry with our Top 20 British coat brands – all made in Britain
The British know how to make coats and jackets to cope with our changeable weather, so let us introduce you to the Top 20 British-made coat brands to help you wrap up warm.
All the products are designed by the founder, Elizabeth Martin, and hand made by local staff in Scotland using Harris Tweed, Egyptian Cotton, Satin and Silk. Elizabeth designs for women with individual style, who appreciate quality over quantity in their purchases. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Lanark, Scotland.
Manufacturing quality clothing in the UK since 1968, Oxford Blue specialise in tweed and wax coats for both men and women.
Aclimatise is the clothing brand created by APT Fabrics Ltd, offering innovative clothing systems manufactured in the UK. APT research and design technical and performance fabrics, and also offer a bespoke service that can find the right material for their clients.
Shackleton is an authentic made-in-Britain brand, inspired by the legendary Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, and part-owned by the great man’s granddaughter, Alexandra. Shackleton is now a producer of quality and stylish coats, outerwear, knitwear and footwear all produced in British factories and workshops.
Since 1987 Glencroft have produced quality branded sheepskin and country wear. Many of their products are still manufactured using the same methods as when they began 30 years ago. Their experience sourcing and producing British Wool, Harris Tweed, sheepskin, cashmere and other natural fibre products ensures a high quality that lasts many years.
The unapologetically British Teddy Edward offers 100% British hand-crafted collections. Their coats are made in Suffolk and their jackets are made in Birmingham. From the buttons to the fabrics, they are authentic and committed to British quality and inspired design.
Mackintosh is a contemporary luxury brand built on true craftsmanship and British heritage, making the finest quality outerwear since 1823.
Private White V.C. is committed to producing quality everyday menswear using British materials and craftsmanship. The collection is designed by former head of Dunhill menswear, Nick Ashley and directly influenced by Jack White’s own wardrobe. The result is wearable contemporary garments which balance both style and functionality.
Barbour is an English luxury brand founded by John Barbour in 1894, that designs, manufactures and markets weatherproofed outerwear, for men, women and children. Founded in South Shields, England, as an importer of oil cloth, J. Barbour and Sons Ltd. has become well known for its waxed cotton jackets which are a common element of British country clothing. Some of their outerwear is still made in South Shields, although not all.
Lavenham is an equestrian outfitter but today makes clothing and has collaborated with the a number of brands such as of Kenzo, Joe Casely-Hayford and iconic brand Fred Perry. Lavenham remains true to its origins as an equestrian outfitter, with a dedication to providing the best things on horseback; fit for purpose and unmistakably British.
The original manufacturer of the Harrington Jacket, Baracuta was formed in 1937. Originally commissioned to make rain proof outwear for Aquascutum and Burberry, they branched to create the G9 jacket which was created as a waterproof jacket for golf before it subsequently became an iconic piece of British fashion. In 2012 Baracuta restarted the UK manufacturing of it’s G9 and G4 jackets.
Founded in 1951 from the words Glove & Overall, Gloverall has gained iconic status as a design classic with their coats still being made in England. Playing a part in fashion and culture through the last 60 years, Gloverall has become a respected and loved British outerwear brand.
Community Clothing is a manufacturer’s cooperative with a simple mission; to make excellent quality affordable clothes for men and women, to create great jobs for skilled workers and by doing this help to restore real pride in Britain’s textile communities.
Burberry has launched a made to measure tailoring service for its signature trench coats. The label’s latest initiative, entitled Burberry Bespoke, will give buyers the chance to customise their own trench coat online, with over 12 million available design variations, from the choice of fabric and colour of the fabric to the type of buttons and style of lining.
Cording offer classic field and shooting clothing amongst their collections. Designed to resist the elements, they prove the country saying that there is no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes. Co-owed by Eric Clapton, Cordings is arenowned for British country clothing and tailoring.
Realm & Empire is a contemporary menswear brand, building collections inspired by the findings uncovered in the Imperial War Museums archives. They engineer garments that are built to last and age with character to create honest, original garments that offer modern fits with strong historical links.
Grenfell, a British clothing brand established in 1923, is made in London. Favoured by British Royalty, adventurers, aviatrixes, racing drivers & style icons it is named after pioneering missionary Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell. Grenfell and its signature Cloth soon became known as the best technical fabric around, with this so-called ‘wonder cloth’ a must-have item for those in the know.
Pajotten is a new sustainable British clothing brand for men and women. Pajotten is about simple, quiet, wearable clothes with a contemporary feel to them. Detailing is considered and kept to a utilitarian minimum.
Nigel Cabourn has worked in the industry for over forty years producing collections, which are not influenced by ‘fashion’ trends but driven by inspirational stories of real people in history and vintage military, outdoor and work wear pieces.
Hancock is a label that draws inspiration from Thomas Hancock, the English inventor who founded the British rubber industry. All their vulcanised articles are handmade exclusively in rubber bonded (vulcanised), natural cloths such as 100% cotton, wool or silk. Still produced at the original Victorian mill in England, two-layers of cloth are bonded with a layer of rubber in-between creating an impenetrable barrier meaning the finished cloth is 100% waterproof.
Peregrine was and still is very much is a family brand. Every step from the very first design to the finishing stitch is been executed here in the UK, producing the same British clothing staples that have been worn and cherished for years but with a contemporary twist
Jack-it-bag is a newly launched company, selling unique, stylish jackets that cleverly convert into neat, compact bags. The dual-functioning jackets/bags provide a burden free experience, whether at a festival, on a day out, out shopping, at parties, globetrotting or just out walking the dog. The design ensures that possessions are zipped away in secure pockets whether worn as jacket or a bag and that the jacket can be converted to a bag or the bag to jacket in four easy steps without the need to remove any items.
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