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article imageRoyston Buckingham-Hurst: Clothier and founder of Fogey Unlimited Special

By Adrian Peel     Mar 24, 2016 in Lifestyle
Fogey Unlimited is an upmarket clothing emporium dedicated to the procurement and subsequent sale of top quality vintage attire. Sir Royston Buckingham-Hurst is the owner.
Established 10 years ago and based in Gloucestershire - but with an active online presence - Fogey Unlimited specialise in accessories no true gentleman should be without, and they appear to be doing a roaring trade.
"Fogey Unlimited started out as a need to find the type of traditional clothing I love to wear," explains Buckingham-Hurst, an impeccably turned out 40-something. "I lived in New Zealand and couldn't find the items I wanted, such as tweeds, waistcoats, plus fours and cravats, so I started up a business to help other gentlemen find them."
"My store is located everywhere, as it's an online store," he continues. "I named it Fogey Unlimited because I'm a fogey and it seemed like a fun name to have. The whole concept is meant to be a little tongue-in-cheek, not too serious! It started out as a part-time thing and it's now taken over my life."
Sir Royston outside the world famous Huntsman Tailors of Savile Row.
Sir Royston outside the world famous Huntsman Tailors of Savile Row.
Royston Buckingham-Hurst
Asked how long he's been dressing the way he has, the Cheshire-born proprietor states, "I first started wearing traditional and smart attire when I was 11, and as an adult I love to wear tweeds, vintage suits, plus fours and all the correct accessories: braces, sock suspenders, stiff collars, etc.
"I sell many pairs of sock suspenders and armbands. Braces are very popular, as are stiff collars... I tend to concentrate on the accessories side of the clothing, rather than the suits."
Curiously, vintage shops have been springing up all over the country during the last few years to cater for British men who seem now to be making a bit more of an effort.
"It's quite amusing that in the '80s and '90s gentlemen seemed to want to look as scruffy as possible," observes Sir Royston, pondering this recent phenomenon. "It seems that in the '00s they realised that being a little smarter may well stand them in better stead..."
What advice would this smartly dressed Chap give our male readers about how to improve their overall appearance? "It's about a feel for what works well," he replies, "but any man should start with a pair of moleskins or cords, a Tattersall shirt and a tweed jacket. You will feel great and will soon want to get even smarter."
To conclude, this man on a mission outlines his aims and objectives: "To single-handedly have a ban brought into place on baseball caps, people wearing tracksuit trousers in public and on poor attire in general - and to buy more tweed suits."
To peruse the wide range of quality clothing available at Fogey Unlimited from the comfort of your own home. Visit official website.
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