Unfortunately, a luxury expedition to Africa is not on my agenda this year (or even next year), but were I on my way, it would be in full “Safari Style” and I’d be shopping at my new favorite store in the whole world, Frosdick of London.

From their press:

  • launching its first line of bespoke*, vintage-inspired safari-style boots called the “Out of Africa” collection. Taking design cues from the British Colonial “great white hunter’s” classic attire, the boots are made entirely by hand in Northamptonshire, UK, using only the finest leather from Italian tanneries combined with pure cotton 20-ounce canvas woven in Scotland’s Dundee. The boots, available for both men and women, are lined with the softest calf leather for comfort and durability and trimmed with elegant, Italian solid brass buckle fastenings. The canvas uppers can also be finished in genuine Burchell’s zebra skin and ostrich leather, both ethically sourced in Africa.
  • The bespoke products will be available starting this summer with prices expected to begin at about $6,000 for boots and $4,000 for bags. Other items can be custom made and are limited only by your imagination.

No website, sorry, contact davfro@btinternet.com for more info.

* Bespoke (pronounced bih-spohk’) is a British English term employed in a variety of applications to mean an item custom-made to the buyer’s specification . . . the term historically was applied only to tailored clothing, shirts and other parts of men’s apparel involving measurement and fitting.


Bespoke Definition courtesy of Wikipedia