Five things you didn’t know about Dubarry of Ireland

We all know that Dubarry of Ireland is the archetypal Irish company; famed worldwide for their fantastic collection of stylish, high quality boots. However, here are five things that you may not have known! 1.     The brand is named after the eighteenth century courtesan and mistress to the …

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Dubarry of Ireland – The quintessential Irish brand

Although distinctly French sounding (I’ll explain why later!) Dubarry is a classic Irish brand. Famed for its collection of country and sailing footwear, it was initially established in in 1937 to manufacture specialist hand-stitched moccasins. The original idea behind its creation was to stem the widespread emigration that was endemic …

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Jam season begins!

Jam Season - Kilner Jars

June is one of my favourite months of the year. There’s (hopefully!) endless summer days perfect for lots of al fresco dining, the quintessentially British tennis competition Wimbledon (come on Murray!) and last but not least the beginning of the UK strawberry season. Although they can be bought all year …

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Barbour Tartan Guide

Barbour is renowned for their iconic Tartan linings, it often adds to the authenticity of a real Barbour classic. For me, Barbour’s Tartan represents continuing pride in their roots, and celebrates their Scottish heritage. It’s brilliant that Barbour have not lost touch with this inherited legacy, and continue to include snippets …

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Review – R.M. Williams Comfort Craftsman boot

May is now over and we’re heading towards the mythical British summertime. However, as much as we wish that it will be a perfectly delightful three months filled with sunshine, ice-creams and ice cold drinks, we all know that we need to be prepared for all weathers. Thankfully this is …

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No More Socks – Father’s Day Gift Guide

Why is it that buying for Dad is so much more difficult than buying for Mum? This can’t just be my observation? Let’s be honest, Mum’s love flowers and chocolates, but Dad’s get bored of receiving a new tie or socks year after year. So what to buy them? I’ve …

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R. M. Williams – The iconic Australian brand

RM Williams, the Outback Outfitter, is the quintessential Australian company. Established in 1932 by Reginald Murray ‘RM’ Williams, it has grown over the years into a great antipodean cultural icon, symbolizing the spirit of the outback. Countless generations of Australians have fallen for the brand’s premium products, and the company …

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