Abbeyhorn

Crafting high-quality goods from animal horn takes enormous skill and know-how, qualities that Abbeyhorn has in abundance with more than 260 years’ experience in the field. With a team of just nine artisans, the company expertly produces all of its items in the UK using local raw materials whenever possible.

Abrams

Mr Harry N. Abrams established his eponymous publishing house in 1949 as the first company in the United States to specialize in making and distributing art and illustrated books. Dedicated to reproducing high-quality prints and illustrations, the firm is known today for its exceptional arts and architecture output.

Acne studios

Its name standing for “Ambition to Create Novel Expressions”, the Swedish design collective Acne Studios came to the attention of the fashion world in 1997 when founder Mr Jonny Johansson designed 100 pairs of raw-denim jeans and handed them out to friends and family. Since then, the label has branched out from denim and is now a byword for sleek, easy-to-wear modern classics

Aesop

Australian grooming brand Aesop has won plaudits for its face, hair and body products which are as stylishly presented as they are effective. Artificial chemicals are eschewed in favour of the finest plant-based ingredients and fragrances, while the uniform bottles and tubes always look great on your bathroom shelf.

Alfred Dunhill

When Mr Alfred Dunhill took over his family’s saddlery business in 1893, he dedicated himself to creating fine men’s accessories and clothes, as well as motoring goods. In the days before cars were sold with accessories, Alfred Dunhill famously provided “everything but the motor”, from dashboard clocks and horns to driving goggles and overcoats. In 1922 Mr Dunhill took out a patent for an interior light for bags, which he had developed to allow his wife to apply her lipstick with ease during ballet performances. Innovation, functionality and luxury have always been cornerstones of Dunhill, which has grown into a quintessentially British, men’s luxury brand. The focus is squarely on timeless, masculine clothes and accessories, all created with great care and attention using only the best materials.