After the terrible week that showed the worst of Britain, I want to celebrate some of the best parts of British Heritage. It seemed the perfect thing to write about was the soon to be launched Montague Burton Collection that will be available in selected Burton’s stores in the Autumn.
Montague Burton was the founding father of the Burton’s menswear stores, launching the chain in 1904. The collection launched in his name celebrates the best of British in terms of fabrics, manufacturing and design. Digging deep into the Burton’s archives, the design team have produced the classic ‘Charlie’ coat that is fashioned from a coat that belonged to Montague himself. The collection also has two 1950s style wool suits that have adapted a 1958 design. They come in two colours, brown and a salt and pepper tweed which I’m sure is currently being sported by Ben Whishaw in The Hour!
The country ‘hunting, fishing and shooting’ style knit wear is beautiful. Featuring chunky arran and cable style knit jumpers and cardigans, this will be perfect if we have yet another horrendous winter. I love details such as the rope, football and toggle effect buttons which seem to hark back to the days when every granny knew her way around a knitting pattern.
There are many other wonderful pieces in this collection that just seem to echo the days of ‘The Shooting Party‘. Jackets with leather patches on the elbows, a trapper hat and a flat cap called ‘William’ and ‘Harry’, and the use of fabrics like tweed, wool and suede, make this a collection to love and cherish. In addition to all this, the collection is truly British, being made in British Mills, using British fabrics/ Clearly something we can all be proud of.
The Montague Burton Collection will launch into selected stores in October and also online at www.burton.co.uk
- Burton’s perfect grey suit – what every man needs in his wardrobe! (fashion-mommy.com)