Store Visit | Grants. 1856


After mentioning Grants. 1856 in my last blog post, I got in touch with them to see if I could do a feature about the store.

Owner Paul Grant (above, left) kindly allowed me to visit the store in the seaside town of Cleethorpes last Friday. 

Grants is a store that holds a great amount of heritage. It opened originally in 1856 as a milliners and a haberdashery before serving as a ration shop during the First World War.

Paul’s grandparents met here with his grandfather owning the butchers next door. 

Upon their retirement, Paul bought the two premises and merged them whilst maintaining the building’s original features to bring you Grants. 1856. 






Now, after several months of planning and a three day visit to Berlin’s trade shows in June last year, Grants. 1856 is host to some serious menswear. 

Brands such as Norse Projects, Folk, YMC, Universal Works, Our Legacy and TukTuk can all be found here alongside the finest footwear from Red Wing shoes and Clarks Originals and some classic Japanese denim from Edwin. 

Whilst visiting I managed to pick up a complimentary TukTuk leather card holder along with some discounted Norse accessories. So thank you once again to Paul Grant, Paul Smith and Mark Wheatley. 


Head over to their blog to find out all about the pop-over shirt they have released in collaboration with TukTuk which I managed to get a sneak peak of on my visit.
78-80 St. Peters Avenue, Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, DN35 8HU 

The inspiration for a ‘store visit’ post came from men’s fashion, design and lifestyle blogger Matthew Pike and his blog – Buckets & Spades. See all of his visits here.



A Product of the Cold Cold North


Norse Projects x Elka Classic Anker Jacket


Despite establishing as an in-house brand in 2009 from a store of the same name, Norse Projects only really grabbed my attention around a year and a half ago.

Now, however, it has quickly become one of my favourite brands to wear and I barely ever leave the house without it.

Norse Projects are known for doing simple things well. Their minimal but functional approach make for desirable collections and their collaboration with fellow Danes, Elka, shows why.

Norse Beanie | A.P.C Logo Sweatshirt
Norse Beanie | A.P.C Logo Sweatshirt


Made from a huge chunk of PVC, the Norse Projects Elka Anker Jackets are 100% waterproof and perfect for the rain and cold ridden winter months ahead.

Due to their welded seems and classic oversized raincoat fit, there is plenty of room to squeeze a couple of layers in and they’re pretty warm themselves, too. 

Elka have been keeping people dry for over 50 years so if you’re looking for a raincoat, don’t be afraid to put your trust in these guys.

This particular colour was a last minute summer sale pick-up from Grants 1856 but there are plenty of other colour ways knocking about. 


New Balance M575SNG (Made in England)

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