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

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

Dressing the Man(nequin) with Marnie Gooch

This week we have asked Marnie, our assistant menswear buyer and the newest member of Cordings’ head office team, to design an outfit around the Moleskin Wayfarer Jacket. This jacket comes in both a brown and a smart forest green, which as Marnie will explain, lends itself beautifully to pinker hues. Take us through the … Continued

Dressing The Man(nequin) with Conrad Manasseh

This week we are putting the spotlight on Cordings’ striking Lemon Yellow Corduroy Trousers. As our experienced sales associate Conrad Manasseh will explain, these trousers are the perfect garment for your summer social calendar! With the lemon cords taking the leading role, let’s see the outfit that Conrad put together this week. Take us through … Continued

How To Wear British Style – With Grey Fox, Tusting and Loake

Our Grey Fox Competition is now LIVE. Ends 29th May. Enter here for a chance to win wardrobe icons from Cordings, Loake and Tusting. The Grey Fox Photoshoot There is an understandable mutual appreciation society that exists between David Evans AKA Grey Fox, Britain’s best known sartorial blogger specialising in style for the over forties, … Continued

Dressing the Man(nequin) with John Twitchen

A closer look at Cordings’ Spring/Summer 2022 Men’s Collection… For the next couple of weeks we will be putting the spotlight on different items from men’s SS22. Every week a different member of Cordings’ talented sales team will style a mannequin based around a garment from the new season. This week I caught up with … Continued

A Trip to Adamley Silk Printers

A visit to Adamley Textiles is the best way to experience the exquisite art and craftmanship of serigraphy. The Silk Town of England As you step off the train in Macclesfield, the unassuming spires divulge little of the remarkable history of this humble town famous not only for Hovis’ bread, but for England’s silk manufacturing … Continued

Malcolm Appleby MBE Engraver

We are proud to be working with one of Britain’s most outstanding and influential engravers alive today on our latest cufflink collection. Malcolm Appleby is one of Britain’s most celebrated silversmith-engravers. He has recently been awarded an MBE for his services to engraving. His work is commissioned by The Royal Family, the V&A Museum and 10 … Continued

David Evans – Grey Fox

David Evans started his blog in 2011 as a means of honing his writing skills. His choice of subject – men’s style for the over 50’s – was chosen simply because it was a subject that he could write about from a personal viewpoint. With no background in the fashion industry and no prior knowledge … 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