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What goes into a John Partridge?

Wherever possible we use locally sourced fabrics and accessories. We use British waxed cotton- the cotton comes from Egypt, but the treating and waxing is done here. This does not necessarily make the coat better but our suppliers have been doing it for over 130 years so we know they know the difference.

Studs are made by hand- we have no choice but to use the best in the World- and that means Japan, but only the best will do.

We choose fabrics that are the very best of their kind- for example in our little knitwear studio we don`t use cashmere- those Scottish experts are better at that than us, but we do use the finest Merino, Shetland and British wools. It is surely better to buy the best you can afford, rather than some cheap, ersatz, version of the real thing?

The market is flooded with cheap cashmere. Now either there are an awful lot more cashmere goats now than a few years ago, or what you are buying is a poor imitation. In our view, buy the best you can- it won’t ever let you down.

Pure luxury, as defined by Coco Chanel, is not the opposite of poverty, it is the opposite of vulgarity.

The love and care comes from within.