The Classicist: Bamford's New Fall Favorites
Bamford's sporty classics with a bit of a natty twist - check out this cashmere shooting jacket paired with a purple cashmere sweater - are known for being extremely comfortable and well made. The company's motto is "A man's life should determine his clothes; not vice versa." Their craftsmanship and blend of "innovation and heritage" calls to mind a classic British sportscar with beautiful burled walnut inlays, chrome gauges and hand-stitched leather seats.
For fall, traditional items such as this shooting jacket, the classic pea coat, tweeds and trench coats are given a lighter, more contemporary feel. Organic, sustainable and natural fibers are used, never synthetics. It may surprise you to know that not only is this shooting jacket water-resistant, but it is treated with a natural moisture repellent derived from the lotus flower rather than any nasty chemicals. If you bought one of those beautiful $100,000 Asprey shotguns we wrote about, this is the jacket to do it justice.
Gallery: Bamford & Sons for Fall
This kind of ingenuity paired with luxury on such a scale is realized by very few companies today and puts Bamford on a par with top of the line names like Loro Piana and John Lobb. While something of a sensation at home in the UK, the brand is less well known in the U.S., though their wares are carried at Bergdorf Goodman. The company seems content to let the cognoscenti blaze the trail here rather than dilute the brand with crass commercialization.
In addition, Bamford is launching a new Bath & Body line with an invitation-only press event at an NYC hotel later this month. It too is focused on the natural and organic. The range of lotions, shampoos, soaps and so on are made from "botanic ingredients and essential oils of unmatched purity and refinement." Clearly these are core values of the Bamford universe, and The Classicist wholeheartedly approves.