Media Archive




The Swaine Adeney Brigg family of brands encompasses its highly skilled craftspeople including our Swaine Adeney leatherworkers, Papworth leatherworkers, Brigg Umbrella-makers and Herbert Johnson hatting teams.  Everything we produce today is meticulously handcrafted from only the finest quality materials by our teams of craftspeople in our British workshops.  We pride ourselves on the bespoke nature and quality of our luxury goods and the talent, knowledge and innovation of our teams of makers.  With so many skills under one roof, we really are a one-stop-shop for an incredibly wide range of top quality products that can be designed and made to our customers personal style and requirements.

Our brands have a rich history and heritage individually and collectively.  We have garnered a great deal of media attention due to our extensive history of collaborations and commissions providing top quality props and hatting to the public as well as the costumiers for television, film, stage, rock stars and royalty.  A list which continues to grow.

Please browse our Press Archive below for more information.

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Our Scoresby Hats Hit the Media!

Our Scoresby Hats Hit the Media!

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The Herbert Johnson Team were delighted to see Mr Lin Manuel Miranda wearing the bespoke 'Scoresby' hats we handcrafted for him as excitement in the media builds ahead of the season 1 premiere of 'His Dark Materials' series coming soon to the BBC & HBO.  Featured on the cover of the Radio Times, in the Irish Daily Mail, Miranda's Twitter account and more....

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Adventurer's Summit 2019

Adventurer's Summit 2019

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We are honoured to once again co-sponsor the Adventurer's Summit for 2019, a great Indy themed adventure packed weekend of talks, celebrity guests, activities and much, much more topped off with a special gala dinner and charity raffle in support of the UKHF charity.  Don't miss your chance to win lots of amazing Indiana Jones gear and prizes including a bespoke Herbert Johnson Poet handcrafted just for you!

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CHAP MAGAZINE (Issue 101)

CHAP MAGAZINE (Issue 101)

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Helen McCrory describes herself as 'a pain in the neck' when it comes to costume.  She gets very involved with all aspects of her character's costume design because it is of great importance to her and if she doesn't like something or it isn't right, she will not wear it.

Having read this excellent article, we are truly honoured that she was so happy with the hats we made for her for Peaky Blinders Series 5.

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METRO : Helen McCrory on what makes Peaky Blinders' Magical...

METRO : Helen McCrory on what makes Peaky Blinders' Magical...

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The Herbert Johnson team were delighted to see two of the hats we created for season 5 of the show featured in this article.  During the interview, Helen McCrory was asked - "what was her favourite moment in the making of the new series?  According to McCrory, it was appearing in a suit, sunglasses and hat, leaning cockily against a period car."  We agree that she did look amazing in that beautifully curated outfit by costume designer Alison McCosh and topped off with our handcrafted 'Origami Darkwood' hat!  Stunning!  Our 'Coral Fan' hat style was also featured in the article.

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BBC DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE (Issue 536)

BBC DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE (Issue 536)

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We are delighted to have been interviewed & featured in Issue 536 of the BBC's Doctor Who Magazine, The No.1 magazine for fans and cosplayers of the show.

"In recent years, Herbert Johnson has started remaking the brown and green Doctor Who versions of the Poet for fans, on request.  In now intends to add the burgundy hat to its range"...

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