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Bamford and Sons Have Left Us















Bamford & Sons Were a Welcome Addition to British Menswear


The stone-coloured cotton drill trousers were from London-based Bamford & Sons. I love these things. Super quality, well-constructed and heavy but very soft cloth. Side fasteners. Made in Italy. Worn for all but the three hottest and three coldest months of the year.  A great purchase.
























I'd like to sing praises at this point, but I believe Bamford and Sons ceased trading last year. Created out of the Bamford family, of JCB fame, it was a menswear label I had high hopes for and thought it would be here to stay. Lots of understated muted tones, quality textiles and wearability.

Lady Bamford is still involved in womenswear with label Bamfords, and is also busy with her Daylesford Organic concept. Maybe menswear will return, but high-end watch customization seems to have taken centre-stage in the male direction with Bamford Watch Department.

I was looking to buy another pair of these trousers, so I guess I'll need to start what should be a very enjoyable search to find out where they were produced or to find comparable replacements. For the past couple of years I've found none that can compare, so this might be a tricky mission that I've willingly accepted for myself. Can a British manufacturer step into the breach...?

Comments

  1. Good Chance if they were 'Made in Italy' and from Bamford and Son they will be Loro Piama fabric.

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  2. Thanks. They were my prime suspect. Lovely fabric.

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  3. Got 2 coats from B&S.... speechless. .. great quality
    Expensive as well.... too much

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  4. Got 2 coats from B&S.... speechless. .. great quality
    Expensive as well.... too much

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    1. Thanks Karl. I wish I'd grabbed a few more pieces when they were active. Trousers still going strong. Best wishes, Tweedy

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