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Yorkshire’s best independent shops and boutiques
June 2022
Reading time 5 minutes
Living North keeps it in the county, guiding you through the most stylish stitches found or made in some of Yorkshire’s best independent shops and boutiques.
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1.  Sedbergh Lace Up Boot
York’s Watkinsons have been purveyors of luxury shoes for over a century, a standard they haven’t let slip an inch. When it comes to boots, Loake are a cut above – cobbling up stylish yet durable footwear that elevates an outfit effortlessly. Good lasting boots in a soft finish are a versatile addition to any wardrobe, like these Sedbergh lace ups that opt for much cooler ringlets rather than your standard eyelets.
Boots, £220 Loake at Watkinsons, York

2. Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch 42mm Hesalite Glass Men’s Bracelet Watch
A hesalite version of the iconic Speedmaster Moonwatch, this ticker is a 42mm stainless steel fourth generation of the original design. The black chronograph dial is equipped with a 30-minute, 12-hour and small seconds sub-dial as well as being water resistant up to 50 metres. It’s also technically flight certified by NASA, although we’ll just have to take their word on that one.
Watch, £5,710 Omega at Berry’s Jewellers, branches Yorkshirewide

3. Deaf Identity Beanies 
Deaf Identity have lots of different personalised options to choose from – all very minimalist and incredibly high quality. Originally designed in Harrogate before moving to a Leeds studio, these comfy threads spread awareness for the deaf community. You can read our interview with the designer of these expressive and inclusive clothes in the This Month pages of this issue.
Beanie, £16 Deaf Identity, Leeds

4. Beams Plus x HIP Harris Tweed Patchwork Blazer
Leeds’ HIP have teamed up with Tokyo-based streetwear brand Beams Plus to bring us an unlikely but brilliant collaboration. The melding of these cultures and styles is best seen in this patchwork blazer, a bold and experimental take on Yorkshire tweed with a colourful Japanese twist.
Blazer, £360 Beams Plus x HIP at HIP, Leeds

5. Caminar Card Holder
We love the versatility of a good card wallet, perfect as a means of keeping your money together without weighing down your pockets. York artisan leather craft makers Morgan and Wells have a brilliant one, in three different styles, cut from Walpier Buttero and Badalassi Pueblo Carlo leather – designed to look better as it becomes worn over time.
Wallet, £38 Morgan and Wells

6. FOG The Overcoat SN22
Fear Of God’s SN22 is a statement coat that reeks of style, available at Flannels branches across Yorkshirewide. This ultra premium overcoat is great for a black tie event or smart evening out, easily fitting over suits or jumpers.
Coat, £1,965 Fear Of God at Flannels, branches Yorkshirewide

7. EA7 Emporio Armani Multi Logo Trainers
You can’t beat a good pair of trainers that you can slip on and off. This shouldn’t come at the expense of style, though. In an extremely competitive premium market, these Armani trainers are a reliable option for pavement kickers that both look and feel good.
Trainers, £160 Emporio Armani at Bronx Clothing, Hull

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8. Men’s Midweight Merino Fell Shirt
The perfect hybrid of stylish and warm, this merino shirt made in Huddersfield is ideal for the budding outdoor adventurer or those who don’t want to wear multiple layers on windy days. Stitched to last, these premium shirts come in many different colours, weights of wool, and styles. We’ve gone for this bright blue because of its bold and rich colour.
Shirt, £335 McNair Shirts, Huddersfield

9. Drax Men’s Duffle Down Jacket 
With the weather still hit and miss, this slim duffle jacket by TOG24 is perfect for an extra layer that won’t bulk up. Designed in Yorkshire, with an inventive pack down feature folding up to fit in a chest pocket, this is a great jacket for spring walks in the Yorkshire countryside.
Jacket, £79 at TOG24, branches Yorkshirewide

10. Askwith Polo Belt
A countryside classic handcrafted with smooth leather, the Askwith polo belt by Rydale features cotton embroidery and a shiny brass buckle. Well priced considering its undeniable quality, these belts come in seemingly endless colour combinations. We like this complementary mustard and navy finish, adding a pop of colour without looking out of place.
Belt, £25 Rydale Country Clothing, Driffield

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