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If you're looking for some chic Autumn threads (and I mean SERIOUSLY chic), Tredders in Castle Ashby is your go to!

I’ve always liked my wellies, even before I got a dog. But having a dog means I now wear wellies practically from October through to April instead of just when I’m swanning around at festivals! These uber performing, but still utterly cool Le Chameau wellies, are from Tredders in Castle Ashby (what’s that you say, you’ve not heard of them… well I’m telling any Mudsters who like the outdoors, you need to go)!

Tredders is a country clothing retailer, very town and country, but in an inclusive way. Yes the products are on the expensive side, but you’re paying for real quality and craftsmanship. Based rather suitably on the Castle Ashby estate, it’s good to see another solid footwear specialist in Northamptonshire, which we clearly all know is the home of English footwear.

Tredders also does a great line in clothing, which like the footwear is all about durability and comfort but always with style in mind. All the products are carefully handpicked and Tredders sources the finest footwear from manufacturers with long traditions of shoe and boot making, like Alfred Sargent and Regent, as well as modern day manufacturers with their innovative designs, like Muck Boots and Anatomic Gel. Each year they also commission a collection of their own shoes and boots with the bespoke ‘Mr Tredder’ branding on each shoe/boot.

I plumped for Le Chameau Country Lady Wool lined which came in at £129.95. It’s a handmade country wellington boot for all terrains and has contoured calf styling for both comfort and support (I am getting on you know)!
Yes they’re over the £100 mark, but they’re durable and long lasting, so cost per wear (always my go to retail formula, natch), is going to work out a bargain!

I tried on a couple of the jackets while I was there, and again, top notch quality while also being super stylish!

And it’s not just yours truly who has had their head turned by these rubber beauties, Prince Harry and Kate Middleton are both fans, so you’d be keeping rather good company!

Whether it’s wellies you’re after, or any clothing that’s outdoorsy, Tredders is great for his and hers, and the staff really know their stuff, so you’re getting proper boutique retails service. Can’t recommend it highly enough!

I’ve not really had mine off since I got them. They go with skinny jeans, skirts and tights and puddles. Lots of puddles. Because let’s face it, I’m still a kid at heart and these make puddle jumping a much drier experience!

Tredders Quality Footwear,Unit 10 The Rural Shopping Yard, Castle Ashby Estate, Northampton NN7 1LF

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