BILLY RUFFIAN. From a Bedfordshire family which has worked with leather for 140 years comes a brand-new shoemaker. Billy Ruffian (named after the sailor's nickname for HMS Bellerophon, which fought at the Battle of Trafalgar under Nelson) specialise in brogues, Oxfords, loafers and boots at highly reasonable prices, and they all come with a free pair of odd socks! Billyruffian.co.uk

WATCH ME GO. Quality purveyors of vintage watches, with a hand-picked selection of men's dress watches and day-to-day timepieces, plus ladies' cocktail watches and pendants. An online trove of vintage and design watches of every period and description, with free UK delivery. Watchmego.co.uk

LOCK & CO. Founded in 1676, Lock & Co. is the oldest family-owned hat shop in the world. Styles include Ascot silk top hats, traditional bowlers (or "cokes" as they are known at Lock & Co.), stylish Monte Cristi panama trilbies and fedoras, cotton travel hats and linen caps. Lockhatters.co.uk

CLASSIC HATS. Gentleman's hat, cap and accessory emporium catering for the chap, gentleman, cad and dandy and even the discerning lady, based in the achingly fashionable area of Columbia Road in London's East End and also with a branch in Covent Garden. Thelaird.co.uk

PATEY (LONDON) LTD. British hat makers purveying bowlers, top hats, pith helmets, riding headwear and renovated silk top hats all made in their London workrooms, plus their Town & Country collection of trilby, fedora, panama hats, tweed caps, hat advice and expert fitting service from their shop on Connaught Street, London W2. Pateyhats.com

RETROSPECS. Robert Roope opticians, based at St Albans, and an on-line store for vintage eyewear of every period and description. Many of the vast selection of frames are the genuine article from the 1950s onwards, while others are well-crafted reproductions. RoopeVintage.com

GEOFFREY BREEZE. Purveyor of a vast selection of antique gentlemen's canes, swagger sticks and umbrellas, as well as ladies' canes and brollies dating back to the 18th century. Antiquecanes.co.uk

OLD TOWN. Vendor of high-quality ties, braces and waistcoats made from authentic 1930s patterns. Old Town also make splendid suits of a similar vintage, in their charming factory in Norfolk where every stage of manufacture is carried out. Old-town.co.uk

DARCY CLOTHING. You've purchased a fabulous whistle with a vintage cut - how about some shirts with authentic period details to go with it? Their range of button braces is virtually unrivalled, and they stock every conceiveable shape and variety of stiff shirt collar, as well as the shirts to go with them, along with 1930-s style spearpoing collared shirts.Darcyclothing.com

BRENT BLACK. The effects of global warming will soon make it panama hat weather all year round. Be prepared by visiting Brentblack.com

PACHACUTI. The hat department of this fair trade company offers a diverse range of authentic Ecuadorian Panamas shipped directly from where they are made. Panamas.co.uk

HERRING SHOES. Can't decide whether your feet would be more accommodated within a Church, a Tricker or a Cheney? Then proceed to Herringshoes.co.uk, where you will find the best of British footwear under one Goodyear-welted roof.