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British Heritage at Stuarts London

In keeping with our British heritage, you will find a vast selection of brands born & manufactured right here in the UK at Stuarts London. Check out the history & heritage behind brands including Baracuta, Dr. Martens Made In England, Fred Perry Reissues & more below.

The G9 Jacket is as British as it gets. First Introduced in 1937, the jacket is the first of its kind & considered by many as the original Harrington. It was created by the Miller Brothers after seeing a gap in the market for golf jackets. The G9 doesn’t just stop in the UK, it has reached every corner of the world, not only for its long-lasting quality, but it’s sheer aesthetic, captivating celebrities & subcultures reached. It’s such an inclusive jacket that anyone can wear, it’s 100% genderless. You can recognise a G9 by its ribbed hem and cuffs, as well as its Fraser Tartan lining and umbrella yoke on the back. It’s become one of the most iconic jackets ever made, and it's made right here in the UK to this day.

Fred Perry himself shot to fame in Britain as the first tennis player to win a ‘career grand slam’ at age 26 in 1935 when he won all four major singles titles. In the 1940s, Fred Perry was approached by an ex-Austrian football player Tibby Wegner, this is when the brand Fred Perry as we know today was born. The Fred Perry Reissues collection recreates some of the brands classics with a heavy dose of vintage style straight out of the 60s & their archives. Meticulously made in the same fabrics and colours as the originals, the reissues collection focuses on some of the brands retro styles which translate exceptionally well to modern style. Core lines in the collection, such as the iconic M12 Polo Shirt, is made in England and has been for the last 60 years.

The name Dr Martens means a lot of different things, to a lot of different people. But for many, the name has stood as a symbol of authenticity, individuality and freedom – a message that is today broadcasted up and down city streets all over the world. The Made in England range from Dr Martens is crafted from the finest materials using traditional, age-old shoe-making techniques right here in the small English town of Wollaston since 1901. This elevates recognisable silhouettes and the core spirit of Dr. Martens to a whole new premium level with also the addition of exclusivity.

Established in 1923, Shetland Woollen Co. specialise in crafting sweaters and knitwear from authentic local Scottish sources. The factory to this day is located on the small Scottish Shetland Islands, a beautiful tourist hot spot with a small population of around 22,000 located halfway between mainland Scotland & Norway. Due to the stocky nature of the local Shetland sheep, the woollen jumpers were able to remain fairly thin and lightweight thanks to the unusually fine wool that was yarned. Thanks to the passing trade these islands soon became renowned for woollen Shetland sweaters and became a major export for the area. By the late 19th century the ‘Shaggy dog’ sweatshirt was the layering piece of choice for the many taking the trip up to Scotland, usually to partake in grouse and bird shooting & remains the brands flagship model to this day - still manufactured in Scotland.

The Barbour story is one of true heritage, craftsmanship and nothing less than iconic. Interestingly, the Barbour we all know today has come a long way from when it all started in 1894. Although Barbour continues to source and design products from around the globe, Barbour’s classic wax jackets are still crafted by hand in the factory in Simonside, where it all began. Year after year, Barbour continues to adapt, innovate and conquer. In 1974 Barbour received the first Royal Warrant from HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, with the second received in 1982 by Her Majesty the Queen & the third 5 years later by by HRH the Prince of Wales.

Sanders & Sanders Ltd. (originally named Sander Bros.) was established in 1873 by Brothers William and Thomas Sanders of Rushden, Northamptonshire. William Benjamin Sanders started off as an apprentice in the shoe and boot trade and then followed on to working in London as a clicker, then returned to Rushden in 1871 with the idea of starting up his own shoe making business with his brother.By 1873, The Sanders brothers had their own workshop in the centre of Rushden town along with 5 craftsmen but it wasn’t long before they eventually moved into a larger building. As the factory started to expand and the orders were increasing, the brothers employed more and more craftsmen and out workers and in 1912 they and their 70 workers relocated to the outskirts of Rushden to Spencer Road, however the uppers were being crafted in the surrounding area and were brought back to the factory to be finished. To this day all Sanders & Sanders are made right here in the UK.

From classic Scottish cashmere to bold argyle diamonds and from Grace Kelly’s twinset to golfing icons, over two centuries Pringle has become renowned for quality knitwear, embracing the traditional, the innovative and the unexpected. Pringle is recognised as a pioneer of British knitwear and a champion of British heritage and fashion talent, with modern knitwear collections celebrating two-hundred years of knitting knowledge and expertise - combined with a progressive outlook on modern life and style.

The story of Fox Umbrellas began in 1868 during the reign of Queen Victoria. Mr Thomas Fox opened a shop in Fore Street in the City of London (later becoming London Wall after the bombing during World War Two when the roads were rebuilt) making and selling umbrellas.  Some 12 years later he sold the shop bearing his name to Samuel Dixon, the grandfather of June Dixon. The process of making Fox Umbrellas has changed very little. To obtain the high quality that has come to be expected it is still necessary to rely on the skill of hand workers rather than machines and today the quality and attention to detail are still the hallmark of a Fox Umbrella - with every umbrella still produced here in the UK.

Heath was founded in 2017 by a father and a son pairing from London, after debating what they really expected from a grooming regime. They noticed that they all needed easy-to-use, moderately priced and well designed goods. Made locally in England and powered by only the strongest active ingredients, Heath is loved by its community. Not just because it works to hydrate, cleanse and protect the skin, but because it also leaves you feeling the best version of yourself every day.