Men of Action

There’s a totally 1930s vibe about this outfit and I’m really okay with it.

Photography: Gallucks

I’m wearing:

I’m a massive champion of British brands and I’m proud to say that this outfit is 100% British… if you can count mass-market ASOS in the mix. Of course we can!

The turtle neck I’m wearing is from The Beehive Brand who specialise in British manufactured knitwear, inspired by post-wartime industry. It’s part of their Men of Action collection, a range of jumpers with designs based on original knitting patterns from the 1930s.

It has a fantastic shape and the quality of the wool is insanely good. It’s also super thick and definitely doesn’t require a coat when you’re wearing it. Seriously!

In keeping with the overall look, I’ve paired with wide legged trousers, cut loosely around the thigh and tapered from the knee to the ankle.

And to finish, I’m wearing Dr. Martens Adrian loafers in cherry red. Made from Arcadia leather (a traditional grain leather), they are extremely soft and took no time to break in. Other DMs that I’ve owned have left my feet battered and bleeding, but these slipped on (quite literally) and were comfortable from the get-go.

I’d like to spend this year uncovering more British brands. We have such a rich textile heritage on this tiny island and there’s an abundance of fantastic design talent too.

It would be lovely to provide a platform to lesser known brands and help them to showcase their offerings to the world.


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The turtle neck and shoes were gifted to me. As ever, I was under no obligation to feature these on my blog.