Eric Musgrave

Since 1980, menswear & fashion retail commentator, opinionated thought-leader,
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The flaps are down

My little corner of deepest Kent usually escapes the worst of British weather but we have just had a real helping of snow. The biting cold called for drastic action – it was time to unleash the tweed deerstalker.

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This 100% wool model by Failsworth is called, predictably enough, the Sherlock. It might look a bit odd, but it sure keeps one’s head and ears warm. My wellies are from Aigle, the jacket is by Barbour, the tweed trousers are from Gurteen and the rabbit fur-lined leather gloves are by Dents. Unseen are several layers of Scottish cashmere sweaters from Johnstons and a cashmere scarf by Begg & Co.

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Jimmy the lurcher, who bizarrely enough loves the snow, was feeling snug in his tweed coat, which was made for him by H Huntsman of Savile Row. www.h-huntsman.com This venerable firm, renowned as the most expensive tailor on Savile Row, has yet to offer to make me a winter coat, but I live in hope.

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Jimmy is still mystified why he didn’t make this year’s lurcher calendar. He is such a handsome dog.

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