Knitwear Know How

All great knitwear stories start with a good yarn… Cordings have always been trusted to create quality garments from our tweed jackets to our Mackintosh coats, and our knitwear collection is no different. Working with small makers and mills in Scotland, England and Wales using time honoured techniques, the seasonal and core ranges are created … Continued

What to wear to The Cheltenham Festival

The Cheltenham Festival is the most anticipated event of the National Hunt calendar, attracting enormous crowds to enjoy (and famously roar at) four days of spectacular jump racing, alongside superlative hospitality and a surprisingly eclectic programme of entertainments. The Gold Cup, the most prestigious and sought after title in jump racing is run on the … Continued

The origins of the Tattersall

Tattersall, now synonymous with country style, has an interesting pedigree. These immediately recognisable, simple two or three colour over checks started life as lowly horse blankets. First commissioned by Richard Tattersall in 1766, for use on the race horses auctioned at his eponymous auction house, near Hyde Park, in what was at the time on the … Continued

When Clapton met Cordings

It took a certain type of entrepreneur to step in when a shop as unique and special as Cordings was in need of support. Someone with a passion for clothing, an eye for detail and an understanding of the importance of preserving British heritage. Step forward Eric Clapton. Aware of the country clothing store in … Continued

The Mackintosh Inverness Cape

John Charles Cordings first opened his store in The Strand in 1839 offering a collection of practical outerwear, made using cutting edge technology –‘vulcanised’ rubber bonded onto a sturdy cotton drill. His garments, created in collaboration with Thomas Hancock and Mackintosh were immediately hugely sought after. Practical and stylish they were the original performance coats … Continued

Prince Philip – A Life In 9 Outfits

As Cordings joins the nation in mourning the sad loss of the Duke of Edinburgh, we pause for a moment to celebrate the life and style of a truly elegant royal gentleman who set the highest standards of dress throughout his life, both on duty and off. When His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke … Continued

The British Warm

Steeped in history, the British Warm is an icon of men’s style. Originally created as a military greatcoat for British army officers during the First World War; its weight and durability made it an indispensable part of their wardrobe. Often associated with Winston Churchill who favoured it for its practicality and effortless style it has … Continued

How to wear Plus Two’s and Plus Fours

For a more formal shoot, breeks are a must, but in reality plus twos or fours are the most versatile and practical garments you can have in your country wardrobe repertoire. If you are lucky enough to have been invited on a more formal shoot, on a driven day where a certain dress code is … Continued

Salt Water New England

We at Cordings became aware of Salt Water New England, created by Muffy Aldrich a few years ago. Beautifully written with evocative photography, it is the perfect place to spend a relaxing hour. Covering all aspects of Connecticut living; the towns, history, shore and style. Muffy shares our ethos of understated quality, an appreciation of … Continued

HOW TO DRESS LIKE BOND, JAMES BOND

The most stylish spy on the planet, James Bond will be back later this year with No Time to Die. Here’s the intel on the Daniel Craig suits and James Bond outfits we can look forward to. In an uncertain world, we need our heroes more than ever … and we prefer ours shaken but … Continued

The Wedding Guide: Dress Codes Explained

Weddings have evolved over the last few decades from formal affairs that followed rigid dress codes to more creative and informal affairs that give the happy couple the chance to really put their individual stamp on the day. With more locations than ever allowed officiating over the wedding service, this has meant that in the … Continued