CORDINGS: Classic British Country Style

by Elysian Magazine

Neigh on Two Centuries of Country Sport Dressing

John Charles Cordings opened his store on The Strand, London, in 1839 and since then, the practical and stylish clothing designed and produced for countrymen and women has been worn by blueblood royalty, such as the Queen and her husband, the late Prince Philip, and entertainment royalty, such as Eric Clapton and Sean Connery in his role as James Bond. Today, Cordings is as stalwart in the field as ever, thanks to maintaining the highest standard of craftsmanship and materials. Queen Elizabeth and her late sister, Princess Margaret, pictured below, wore country sport clothing from Cordings in the field and when riding. Tweed jackets, though fashionable, are dependable in all weather conditions. Made from densely woven, 100-percent wool, tweed keeps you warm and dry.

Princess Margaret models different clothes from Cordings.CORDINGS’ WORTHING COTSWOLD FIELD COAT is designed to withstand the most serious weather. Made of 100-percent British wool, this heavyweight coat with traditional raglan sleeves sports a heavy gauge, two-way brass zipper with snap buttons, two fleece-lined handwarmer pockets and two large, cartridge bellow pockets with flap retaining straps for easy access. Lined in pink salmon breathable drop lining, it will give you years of service in in the field, in town, and in the city. “PHEASANTS IN FLIGHT” COUNTRY PRINT SHIRT, above, is 100-percent cotton. The LADIES WOOL FEDORA FEATHER HAT is both stylish and practical with its wide brim, which keeps rain and wind from the face. For much more, log onto

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