The Essex town of Southend-on-Sea, a place famed for having the worlds longest leisure pier and being one of the most popular holiday destinations in Britain during the seaside boom of the 40s & 50s; mainly due to its nigh on 7 miles of sandy beaches. However, some of you may not be aware that it’s also home to one of the finest stockists of gentleman’s fashion in the South of England, Fields Menswear.

The Field families roots in men’s fashion date as far back as 1912, with a particular focus on supplying formal tailored clothing with sartorial workmanship. Their values are simple; offering value for money with unrivalled customer service, now you can’t really argue with that. Add a growing online presence into the mix and the future looks bright for the Essex independent.

What’s stands out for me is the stores impressive range of accessories & footwear from British heritage brands such as Loake and Barker’s. I’m a big admirer of these quintessential Northampton shoemakers and Fields currently have a great collection in stock, including the new Loake Donington suede driving shoe featured below.

Loake Donington Suede Shoe

Barkers Shoes - Fields Menswear

Now I’ll be the first to admit I don’t take good care of my footwear. However, this fantastic Loake valet box featured below could go a long way to ensuring my shoes are with me for the long haul. The valet box features cloths, 6 different polishes, brushes, suede cleaner / protector, waxed / oiled leather protector and a trusty shoehorn.

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Loake Valet Box

Finally, Field’s the collection of neckwear from their Essex neighbours Van Buck really do match the stores core values. Van Buck manufacture a range of ties/cravats with a focus on producing high quality attire at a competitive price. Their current tie collection has a noted contemporary feel to it, featuring a bold colour palette and pastel shades making them a great choice for a summer statement tie.

Van Buck Ties

With over a century of fashion retail experience in their locker and a clear passion for British heritage tailoring, I’ve no doubt there’s a lot more to come from Southend’s fashion gem. Fields Menswear … 100 years young and counting.

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This article was sponsored by Fields Menswear.