Barbour x Grenson: Best of Britain².

Inevitably enough, what was to be an afternoon of dissertation research on fashion documentaries, has instead become an afternoon of viewing the original Brideshead Revisited adaptation featuring he of the incredibly enivable cheekbones Jeremy Irons and the equally handsome Anthony Andrews. Living with an English Rose, an occurrence such as this isn’t exactly an anomaly either.

^ A sea of soles at the Grenson factory

And as if to cement my West Brit-status even further, there’s this collaboration between Barbour and Grenson that begs to be blogged. It really doesn’t get more English than this, with two of England’s most heritage-steeped brands (Grenson dates back to 1866; Barbour began in 1894) coming together to pool their shared interests in quality, durability and understated yet unmistakable luxury.

^ All handcrafted in the Grenson factory, this limited-edition collection of brogues and boots incorporates waxed fabrics (a nod to Barbour’s signature) and the calf-grain leathers Grenson have already made a name for themselves with.

^ Surely the undisputed highlight of the collection. Buy me these and make me the happiest man alive.
^ See a pair go from start (leather-cutting) to finish (shoe-boxing) in this video from Barbour…
And discover the inspiration behind the collaboration below with Tim Little, owner of Grenson, who makes some really commendable points on the contemporary craze for collaboration…
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Available from £350 at select stores around the UK – check Grenson and Barbour for details. Aphrodite have a select edit of the collection online here.
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