From the moment my brother tried on his first pair of Barbour shoes he was sold on the comfort and quality. The problem was they were such good quality he didn't get to choose his next pair for some years!
Connolly Hide Care was developed for use on the leather upholstery of Roll Royce cars. At Cox the Saddler we use it and its accompanying cleaner on everything from handbags to sofas and from bellows to briefcases.
Here images from amongst the greatest treasures the National Gallery has to offer have been transposed onto the surface of a range of folding and height adjustable walking sticks. Great gifts for the art lover.
E. Jeffries continues it's use of the best materials and the most skilled artisans in the production of even the smaller items of bridlework such as lip straps, Newmarket couplings and Pelham roundings.
Dogs are so much a part of the British country lifestyle and Barbour caters for them beautifully, now offering everything from waxed dog coats, collars and leads to comfy beds and even a special dog cologne.
Shooting sticks and seat sticks have an enduring place in British country life. They provide a resting place for those enjoying all our national pastimes from a day at the races to a visit to a stately home.
Yet another Aladdin's cave for leatherworkers and other artisans. We even have money clips for wallets, key hooks for key cases and different sizes of rocking horse stirrups. This section is one to explore.
Emergency replacements for the little tags that help pull along a zip runner. The things that are always falling off - hence these replacement parts. Useful for bags but keep one in your pocket for when your outdoor jacket fails you.
This section is a real Aladdin's cave of lengths of leather strapping, binding and thonging for handbags etc. plus finished leather straps for picnic or cat baskets. We even have thonging thick enough to be used as sewing machine belting.
Barbour's range of accessories began with their robust waxed cotton gaiters and the essential thornproof dressing for re-waxing. Now it includes everything from re-useable coffee cups to wash bags. All are good quality and well branded.
Having started out with shooting gloves and plain waxed knitted gloves to complement the outdoor country lifestyle, Barbour has since moved into leather gauntlet style gloves and ladies gloves made with fine gloving leather.
This range of flat handles was intended for use on suitcases and briefcases but includes the traditional box sprung handle which our customers have used for many projects over the years including on vintage speakers and handmade wooden backgammon sets.
Each one of these horn gifts from Abbey Horn owes its individuality to the changing shades of colour found in natural horn. Shades vary from pale translucent amber to jet black. The range includes unusual items such as tiny salt spoons and traditional gifts i.e. combs and bowls.
These are the little tags that help pull along a zip runner. The things that are always falling off - hence these replacement parts. We have included a huge range of pretty replacement leather pull tags for Radley handbags.
These high quality replacement leather shoulder straps are used on handbag brands such as Hidesign, Tula and Radley. They smell wonderful. Hopefully they will help you prolong the life of your handbag.
Whatever you call them, these Italian Leather bum bags or fanny packs are the best of their kind and so useful for travel or dog walking. I use mine to carry dog treats and even a small bottle of water and folding dog bowl.
Tiny accessories like these are just as important as larger items, they are often used daily for years. Whether its a credit card holder, a passport wallet or a key ring you need, you can rely on Cox the Saddler to select those made from only the best leather.
These tough nylon hooks are similar in shape to those found at the end of a dog lead. They are commonly used to fasten straps to shoulder bags and holdalls. They will all require stitching or riveting in place.
These strong nylon webbing shoulder straps are used on some handbags, briefcases and holdalls. Hopefully they will help you prolong the life of your bag. Just clip on the replacement strap and you're away.
For those looking for a leather gift with a twist, how about these English made stainless steel hip flasks and spirit cups? Some are bound with leather from the same company which makes our English saddles.
Only Barbour gift sets could be so beautifully packaged. Most come in sturdy white gift boxes with a linen texture, printed with the renowned Barbour logo and gold embossed with their royal warrants. Gifts to treasure.