Eric Musgrave

Since 1980, menswear & fashion retail commentator, opinionated thought-leader,
event host & all-round top bloke. Contact me to discuss working together.

Bobbing around at BoB

My congratulations go to Antony Wallis, the founder of Best of Britannia (BoB for short), a showcase of lovely things that are made in the UK. The event, which is aimed at consumers and trade buyers alike, runs from Friday Oct 5 to Sunday Oct 7 at the rather splendid Farmiloe Building at the Smithfield end of St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1. See http://www.bestofbritannia.com/for details.

I took the opportunity to catch up with some mates. I was glad to show off my beloved Cherchbi Black Sail rucksack to its creator Adam Atkinson (see www.cherchbi.co.uk).

Douglas Cordeaux of Fox Flannel was presiding over one of the best stands at BoB, representing both the Somerset mill itself and its related luxury British goods website The Merchant Fox – very desirable stuff indeed. (www.foxflannel.com and www.themerchantfox.co.uk).

As always, Gary Bott of Globetrotter had interesting new product to show from the British luggage maker, including a collaboration with The Merchant Fox in which Globetrotter’s signature cases are lined with Fox Flannel cloth. I suspect a lot more joint initiatives will come out of the networking at BoB.

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