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George Cazenove, late of his retail shops Bertie Wooster and an Officer and a Gentleman, pictured in front of his Melton Mowbray lock-up with some of his vintage stock which he now sells at fairs.

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After 17 years of selling vintage tweed suits, smoking jackets and hunting outfits to celebrity clients including such disparate figures as Madonna and the then Prime Minister, John Major, he sold Bertie Wooster, his shop in Chelsea, in 2006.

After a spell selling antiques in South Africa, he opened An Officer and a Gentleman in 2012 in the antiques-rich market town of Hungerford in Berkshire.

There he sold vintage sporting clothes and accessories to a new raft of celebrities including Pippa Middleton.

Cazenove gave up the shop two years ago but now happily stalls out on the fairs circuit including at IACF Newark and Ardingly, Kempton Park and his favourite, B2B’s Antiques and Collectors’ Fair at the Malvern Showground. His 1950s jackets for smoking and hunting sell at around £150.

Based in the foxhunting shire of Leicester, Cazenove chatted to ATG recently about his working life.

“As well as Savile Row bespoke clothing and vintage sporting items, I have started hunting down stock in South Africa, largely sporting colonial, and am off again to Natal in March where I have found some amazing pieces from the Boer War.

I also specialise in foxhunting items, and it has become increasingly hard to source these wonderful items privately.”

Call Cazenove on 07887 240240 or email him on gcazenove@hotmail.com.

The next of the fortnightly Sunbury Antiques Markets at Kempton Park runs on February 14.

B2B Events’ triannual antiques and collectors’ fair at the Malvern Showground has its first outing this year on March 5.

The next two IACF Newark fairs are held on February 2-3 and March 30-31 with IACF Ardingly on March 7- 8.

sunburyantiques.com

b2bevents.info

iacf.co.uk