Fashion, Shop

Posted on September 13, 2019 by Alex Perrins

While your Monday to Friday business wardrobe may be relatively easy to sort – suit, white shirt, patterned tie… you get the picture – many men struggle with the idea of weekend casual. How do you still remain smart without looking like you’re popping into the office?

Equally it’s easy to rely on those trusty sweat pants and well-worn tees. So give your AW19 look a stylish overhaul with this season’s key shades of brown, berry and olive, and opt for classic fits, deconstructed tailoring and comfort-first fabrics with a ‘where me anywhere’ appeal.


Chinos should be top of your must-own list; these versatile essentials work for all those weekend diary dates. Team these Dsquared2 Cool Guy camel chinos, £335, with a military-style jacket, from Norse Projects, £225, a plain tee and trainers. All from Harvey Nichols.

THE CLASSIC DUFFLENothing says English Heritage quite like a duffle coat and this one, £350 from Burrows & Hare, is made using the finest wool, making it ideal for even the most discerning gent. The checked lining and beechwood toggles tick those traditional boxes.

THE ESSENTIAL POLO SHIRTMade from super soft, 100% Merino wool, this long-sleeve knitted polo shirt, £245 from Paul Smith, may conform to a classic design but its on-trend chocolate brown colour and red trims around each arm brings it bang up to date.


Invest in a great pair of boots this season and you’ll be wearing them year after year. Available from English Brands, these Joseph Cheaney wing-cap brogue boots, £395, are made from almond grain leather and feature all those design details that ensure these will always remain a classic.


Accessories maketh the man. OK, maybe not – but they will complete your look. Backpacks remain a fashion favourite and this full-grain leather one, £270 from Emporio Armani, features simple lines, minimalist design and an embossed eagle logo for a practical, yet stylish choice.

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Fashion, Shop

Posted on September 13, 2019 by Alex Perrins

As we head into a new season, there’s never been a better time to invest in new footwear that oozes sophistication, whilst celebrating English craftsmanship.

Whether you’re heading to the office or hitting the town for an event, English Brands offers a superb range of stylish shoes that will take your outfit to the next level.

Founded by Michail Bolohs, English Brands was born with the concept of shining the spotlight on British fashion, stocking some of the highest-quality heritage brands including Barker and Joseph Cheaney & Sons, alongside popular names such as Barbour, Loake and Sanders.

After opening on Level 2 of the Mailbox in winter of 2018, English Brands has continued to bring an unrivalled selection of shoes, winter boots, mens bags and accessories to Birmingham. From the humble Chelsea boot to sleek and stylish loafers, here’s our guide to the best footwear you need in your wardrobe this season, available exclusively from English Brands at the Mailbox.

Go Versatile With The Chelsea Boot

Whatever the occasion, the Chelsea boot is a popular choice if you’re looking for a touch of versatility. Easy to get on and off, these John White boots blend traditional style with a modern touch. Available in snuff brown suede, they’ll go with everything from skinny jeans to navy trousers. 

You can buy these Chelsea boots in-store with 10% off at English Brands, quote 10%MB

Channel Your Inner 007 With The Chukka Boot

Available in chocolate, dark brown suede and snuff suede, these Chukka boots by Sanders played their part in the last action scene of Spectre, so if they’re good enough for James Bond, then they’re good enough for you. Dress them up with a suit, or team them with jeans for a weekend stroll.

Shop the Sanders Chukka with 10% off in-store at English Brands, quote 10%MB

Switch Up The Classic Brogue With Barker McClean

Designed and made in Northampton, these Barker McClean brogues are a true celebration of premium craftsmanship. Offering hand-stitched detailing and a full leather insole and lining, these modern takes on the classic brogue are a firm favourite for grooms to be.

Shop these autumn staples with 10% off in-store at English Brands, quote 10%MB

Keep It Traditional With The Iconic Cheaney 

Crafted by Joseph Cheaney & Sons, this traditional shoe balances a classic style with a hint of country. Handcrafted again in Northampton, this style of shoe is known for its signature narrow toe, while featuring a double weight Goodyear welted Dainite studded sole with storm welt for additional water resistance. 

Shop with 10% off in-store at English Brands, quote 10%MB

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