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The British Country Look: The Essentials

The Great British Weather can be a wonderfully mercurial thing. Just ask Donald Trump when he visited Scotland in a bid to buy up some land for his luxury Scottish golf resort. His delicate wispy-combover was under constant attack from the merciless offshore winds. The House of Bruar prides itself on perfectly-crafted men’s country clothing, and believe their Scottish knitwear is all you need to take-on the unpredictable Great British weather.

For a bit of extra warmth on those breezy days check out this Mens Shooting Waistcoat. Just when you think you couldn't look any sexier carrying a gun; this fantastic waistcoat in Harris Tweed looks great with the rest of The House of Bruar's Shetland knitwear. It comes equipped with large patch pockets to store those banana clips, and a single back vent with a stand collar. Fully lined.

All of The House of Bruar country clothing is finely crafted to the masculine form and flatters any shape. Take this quality cashmere, low 'V' neck button down cardigan. Its surprisingly lightweight and so cosy, you'd want to take a nap the minute you slip it on. With two traditional low placed pockets this piece is a great fitting and classic too. Professionally dry clean, do not wring, do not let your crazy girlfriend tumble-dry it as a revenge tactic for not noticing her new haircut.

Check out these Men's Harris Tweed breeks. As Tom Cruise once said, "I feel the need, the need for tweed" (That's right baby, that's why I get the big bucks). They're cut with buckle fastening at the calf, side pockets and one hip pocket. Made from pure wool, they will go well with a Merino V Cardigan, a Tweed Bond Cap, and a tumbler filled with scotch.

It's no wonder that people wax-lyrical about this Chelsea Wax Jacket. Made in the UK using traditional British Millerain antique waxed cotton cloth, this jacket is built to last, as waterproof as waxed cotton can be, ensuring that when the heavens open, you'll stay dryer than a popcorn fart. With a checked lining, zip and stud fastening, patch pockets, storm flap, cuff tab, side studded vents and a drawstring bottom. 

The House of Bruar have carefully developed their range of men’s leather shoes to ensure that they are of the finest quality. This waxy commando shoe is styled in the classic Northampton style, made from quality leather and has impeccable hand stitching. These shoes will last a lifetime and offer you durability and comfort at Bruar’s exceptional prices. It also has the word Commandoin the title, is there any other word in the english language that exudes masculinity more?

If browse through The House of Bruar's online store you'll find a wide selection of products, from shoes to shirts and hats to hampers. You'll find this men's Chrysalis tweed shooting coat. This coat is waterproof and comes with a breathable membrane. As my Granddaddy used to say, "There's nothing worse than an un-breathable membrane." Other features include a padded lining complete with storm cuffs and collar flap. 

Finally no trip to Scotland is complete without a visit to The House of Bruar's most prestigious, independent store, conveniently situated on the A9, nine miles north of Pitlochry. There you'll be able to CHECK out this Barbour Scotland Check 1 shirt. Made from 100% cotton this smart shirt has a delicate check design. A classic shirt perfect for any occasion.

Peter Brooker

Peter is a published author on men's style, a huge James Bond fanatic and the host of our very own Menswear Style Podcast. His new book 'From Tailors with Love: An Evolution of Menswear Through the Bond Films' is available now.

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