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The Elegant Art of Side Saddle

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Becca Holland of The Flying Foxes Side Saddle Display Team will be visiting the Highlands!
On Saturday 12th April 2014, Coillemore, Nr Invergordon it is “Have a go at Side Saddle” Day where if you bring your own horse, (a Side Saddle will be provided for you if you do not already have one) you can have a lesson with Becca who will guide you through the first steps for side saddle for both you and your horse!

Then on Monday 14th April 2014 at 7:30pm, Coillemore. Becca will be giving a Side Saddle Lecture Demo that is not to be missed! This Fascinating Lecture will look at the art of side saddle, as well as the history of riding aside, how to get started and the different types of activities that can be enjoyed sideways.

For more information please either visit Black Isle Guys Alternative Riding Skills Ensemble on Facebook
Or contact Jocelyn Danby on 07990606597 /
Or contact Hilary Stewart on 07905611304 /

Looking to get started in side saddle but unable to make the trip to the highlands? Why not take a look at our Side Saddle Turnout Tips or if you are after an affordable Side Saddle Habit why not check out our Everyday Elegance Range!
We also have all the accessories you need to make any outfit complete.

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New Range of Suits

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

We are please to be able to offer a range of affordable Business Suits and Formal Attire! Why not check out what we have to offer on our site, Prices start from £129.99

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10% Sale Ending

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

It is your last chance to save in our 10% Website sale as this offer ends on Friday the 28/02/2014

Thinking of treating yourself to a new Jacket? or maybe your old Side Saddle Habit is looking a bit worse for wear? Why not act now to take advantage of the last few days of our sale!!!

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Waterproof Breeches Review

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Jo Foster from Jo Foster Racing has reviewed our new Waterproof Breeches in an article that was published in the Yorkshire Post on Saturday 28th Dec.

I was lucky enough to receive a pair of made to measure waterproof hunting breeches in white moleskin earlier in the season, made by Alexander James of Pendlebury, the company had been designing a waterproof lining and approached me in Spring to try a pair out they were working on.

I have always struggled to find a decent pair of warm, waterproof and washable white breeches. Most shrink or become impossible to keep clean without bleaching. After our discussions Alexander James took on the task of fulfilling my request to try and make the ideal pair.

The company was set up in 1979 by clothes designer Alan Little, his wife
Margaret and brother George, a cloth cutter. Both their sons now work at the
family firm. What began as a tailoring outfitters expanded in to the equestrian side ‘purely through chance’ explained Mark, Alan’s son. ‘We were approached by the world famous carriage driver George Bowman to make his livery coats and it spiraled from there.’

Now the company sell hunt coats worldwide including to most of the American
packs. They are also tailors to the Beaufort hunt, who have a specifically dyed cloth. All the wool the firm uses comes from Huddersfield.

Alexander James have a unique waterproof jacket design due to a heat sealed
‘storm tech’ lining, the material they have included in my new hunting

Whipping in takes a heavy toll on clothes, en-grained mud from lifting gates,
buttons soon ripped off in a hurry to get back aboard, seeping red stains from a drenched scarlet coat after the wild wet days of mid winter. Some days the cold and numbness gets in to my bones and chills my soul to its very core.

After wearing my new breeches out hunting recently I have given them a fitting trial in all weathers and have probably found the nearest I can to a perfect pair of breeches – they are thick, loose fitting, high backed (the cold creeps in everywhere), stretchy (to get back on) and waterproof. I am finally warm, dry and overjoyed. I have not managed to shrink them yet which is something of an achievement and can recommend them to anyone who feels the cold and wet as I do, no longer need it ruin your day. Anyone interested please contact Mark on for further details.

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Confirmed USA Venue Dates

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

30th & 31st January: Tri-County Feeds, Marshall, VA
4th & 6th February: Equine Divine, Aiken, SC
9th February: Palm Beach Hounds’ Puppy Show, Palm Beach, FL

If you would like us to visit your event or hunt while we are over please feel free to contact us by email:

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10% Sale!

Friday, January 10th, 2014

The Alexander James 10% Sale starts today for a limited time only!

All of our items are included in the sale, with the discount being deducted at the checkout page. Now is the time to purchase that Jacket you’ve always dreamed of!

This 10% Sale is only available through the website and is not available in store or via email or telephone.

For further information or queries, please feel free to contact us on 0161 793 6340 or email

Don’t forget to join our Facebook fan page! when we reach 1,000 fans we will be giving one lucky fan £100 gift voucher!!

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Alexander James visits Florida!

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Alexander James is heading back to America!
We plan to first visit Aiken, South Carolina. We will be in the area from Sunday the 2nd of Feb until Friday the 7th, With trunk shows in Equine Divine on Tuesday the 4th & Thursday the 6th.
We will be then heading to Florida to visit local shops and hunts from Sunday 9th to Saturday 15 of February,

If you would like us to visit your Hunt while we are over, Private Trunk shows can be arranged.

Please feel free to contact us for more information by email:

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Happy New Year!

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

2014 is finally here! We hope you all had a great 2013 and everyone at Alexander James wishes you all the best for the new year!

We have some exciting times ahead of us, with big plans for the year! To start the year as we mean to go on we have just released our new waterproof breeches!

Don’t forget to sign up to our Facebook Fan Page to stay up to date with our latest offers and competitions, Don’t forget as soon as we reach 1,000 fans we will be offering a £100 gift voucher to one of our lucky fans!

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Final Show of 2013!

Monday, November 11th, 2013

The year is almost at an end, but we are on the road again for one final trip of 2013!
On the 7th & 8th of December we will be at the Westcountry Equine Fair, Westpoint Centre, Clyst St Mary, Exter! We are located on trade stand 25 so if your at the show, why not come along and see us?

We will be taking with us a range of swatches for you to choose from to make the perfect Jacket just for you. Have last minute christmas gift ideas for you to pick up.
Also we will be taking intial measurements for our new Hunt Coat as featured in the Horse & Hound!

Unsure what to buy for that special someone when you come to see us? Don’t know whether they are a size 12 or 14? Why not pick up a gift card and take the stress out of christmas!

as always if you need any help or further information, please call us on 0161 7936340 or email us at

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Blenheim International Horse Trials

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Blenheim is only a few days away! If you plan to attend we will be located on Stand 201 which is right next to the Bladon Arena.
Hope to see you all there!

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