Guest Blogger – Fashion for Lunch









I may live in London now, but this has not always been the case, I grew up in the countryside and my mum spends half her life in Jodhpurs. I rode horses too when I was younger and so did my sister, in fact, even my dad is a keen rider!

Both my mum and sister own Lavenham jackets, they are the best as they are so warm and comfortable. Those who ride know that it can get pretty chilly on horseback in the Winter, you use your thigh and core muscles mostly and when your horse is walking, it isn’t long before you notice how cold it is. Lavenham jackets keep you cosy because the brand started out making horse rugs. Their quilted nylons and wools are made to withstand the wind and the rain and keep both you and your horse warm, no matter what the weather is!

My sister has the Cropton Ladies Toggle jacket with Sherpa lining. It is the perfect shape for horsing riding; the back slits give you the movement you need, while the sleeves are long enough to cover your wrists when your arms are outstretched holding the reigns. The pockets are deep enough to hold all your necessities (most ladies don’t carry a handbag while on horseback) and the hood is the perfect fit to keep your ears covered and your head warm.

Lavenham have a great selection of women’s and men’s jackets and gilets to choose from. Some styles are more classic equestrian styles, while others are a little more fashionable. In the past they have used Liberty cloth in their collection and are currently working with Fred Perry. The Cropton Ladies Toggle Jacket is from the Lavenham A/W14 collection, it has all the benefits of a classic Lavenham jacket, with a few extra details which make it a little more fashionable. I love the horn toggles, the terracotta check and the slightly exposed Sherpa lining. Perfect for horse riding, but also a great jacket to wear with jeans and boots on a cold winter’s day around town!

By Kirsty/Fashion for Lunch

This entry was posted on Friday, January 9th, 2015 at 9:34 am

Guest Blogger – The Style King

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Now that winter has firmly arrived and Christmas is fast approaching, it seems like the perfect time to find a stylish and practical jacket that looks great and keeps the chill out. Lavenham has all the right qualities which make choosing a jacket for yourself or a loved one a little easier.

Lavenham, have been making jackets since 1972 when the company expanded into outerwear after creating rugs for horses. Located in the picturesque village of Lavenham, they started to expand into quilted jackets for those who enjoyed the country life. Since their first collaboration with one of my favourite brands, APC in 1993 when the jackets became a hit with the urban cool set.

My favourite style is the Denham which has become an iconic signature piece for the brand. The 2” diamond shaped quilted jacket comes with two front pockets, cord collar and press stud fastening. A design classic which will never go out of style, the Denham looks great with skinny jeans, boots and a cashmere sweater for a urban cool vibe.

As well as the design classics the Autumn/Winter collection also includes cool collaborations with another iconic British label – Fred Perry and Tine Tempah’s clothing label Disturbing London. Great accessories including ipad, laptop cases and picnic blankets make for the perfect Christmas gifts.

Now, one of the leading makers of quilted jackets in the world Lavenham is an iconic and truly British label that has stayed true to its’ original roots whilst expanding and collaborating with some of the most unique British labels which create innovative, modern and wearable outerwear perfect for the country or city life.

By The Style King


This entry was posted on Monday, December 15th, 2014 at 10:20 am

Guest Blogger – Rosie Glow

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Whenever I tell people I live in Manchester, the first thing they say is how cold and rainy it is! Well, that may be true, but for a coat and jacket addict like me, it just means I get more opportunity to wear all my favourite coats when it comes to Winter!

It can be hard to find a jacket that’s waterproof and blog-worthy, but I seem to have hit the jackpot with the Holbrook camo-print Lavenham number. It’s great quality; a stylish fit and also looks pretty damn cool while keeping the rain out! I love to mix prints so for my outfit post I paired mine with a tartan scarf and a slogan tee for an effortless casual look for every-day, even when it’s raining!

I first came across Lavenham as a brand earlier this year and after styling my blog post, I now think the brand is ideal for festivals, especially in the UK with our weather. The collection has a large range of jacket and coat styles for both men and women but I think the Holbrook Camo style is a stand out piece for me.

Head over to my blog to see more of my daily looks and inspiration!

This entry was posted on Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 at 2:33 pm

Lavenham Blue Collection

 The Lavenham Blue Collection has been inspired by the village of Lavenham.
In medieval times the village of Lavenham made its riches by producing a Lavenham Blue Broadcloth, the colour was created by dying from a herb called Woad which made the indigo blue colour.

 Lavenham has worked with Abraham Moon & Sons to replicate the colour Lavenham Blue which has been translated in to a Shetland Wool.

Lexham UK191336 Blue Wool (1)

Lexham Men’s

Saxham Ladies UK281211 Blue (1)

Saxham Ladies

Cockfield Patchwork Lav Blue (1)

Cockfield Men’s

Cropton UK281332 Lav Blue (1)

Cropton Ladies


Raydon Mens BB

Shop the Lavenham Blue Collection here;
Men’s Lavenham Blue Collection
Ladies Lavenham Blue Collection 



This entry was posted on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Guest Blogger – The Everyday Man

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October is here and that heralds the beginning of the gloomy winter months. I really hate winter in general but I do like the excuse it brings to find some new warmer clothing.  Top item on everyone’s list is a new jacket, so I have started to scout around some of the most practical but fashionable styles for AW14 from Lavenham.

Back in 1969 Lavenham produced their first quilted horse rug which gave birth to the range of outerwear that we see today. The designs still stay true to the original English templates but add modern twists to keep the collections looking up to date and fresh.  For AW14 in particular, sitting alongside the classic Lavenham range is a special collaboration with Fred Perry with a capsule collection for both men and women.

The classic styles however are the stand out options for me, and in particular I have my eye on the Craydon which is a hooded quilted style. Available in both black and navy it can be styled up with just about any look you choose.  The added hood is a welcome bonus in my opinion for all those icy cold mornings that we unfortunately have ahead.  At least you can enjoy your commute wrapped up in a Lavenham quilt while knowing you still look the part.

Watch the AW14 Film here

Guest Blogger:

The Everyday Man

Twitter: @everyday_man

This entry was posted on Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 12:39 pm