Cotswold Fashion: True Grit

 Chris Boulton Photography

Chris Boulton Photography - Credit: Archant

The Old West has come to the Cotswolds… saddle up your trusty iron horse, pile on the layers to keep the chill winds out, and take to the open road

Photography: Chris Boulton

Clothes: Supplied by House of Fraser, Cheltenham

Stylist: Chris Boulton

Make-up/hair: Madiy Warner

Models: Nick Pearce; Tom Nunn; Elizabeth Spencer; Gaia Abigail Maggio

Lighting assistant: Dave Dalglish

Motorcycles: Oily Rag

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Video: Indah Films

Location assistant: Colin


Shot on location in three derelict hangars at Bentham Works, just outside Gloucester

The pictures you see on these pages were inspired by the great film genres of the past. Cheltenham-based commercial fashion photographer Chris Boulton took the Old West and crossed it with the Café Racer look for his latest photo shoot – think Spaghetti Western meets Steve McQueen.

“I love the Old West and wanted to create a modern twist,” he says. “I thought to myself, what would those cowboys be wearing and riding if they were around today?


“I worked closely with House of Fraser and Oily Rag, who provided the clothes and custom motorcycles. I used classic pieces from Great British brands and mixed them with modern accessories to create a rugged, dressed-down look – perfect for cold weather weekends.”

A cold winter’s day saw Chris and his team down at the now derelict Bentham Works where aircraft engines were produced during WWII. “It was a grey December day, but it all added to the atmosphere of the images… everybody did an amazing job, and we managed to wrap the shoot up just before it got dark.”



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For more information contact Chris on 07916 420078, email or visit


Clothing L-R

Tom wears: Label Lab overcoat; wollen blazer by Howick; shirt by Label Lab; Levi's 511 jeans; Chelsea boots by Dr Martens

Gaia wears: White roll-neck by Ralph Lauren; Barbour International jacket; jeans model's own; Dr Martens boots model's own

Nick wears: Overcoat by Richard James; Howick sports jacket; Howick waistcoat; Tommy Hilfiger shirt; Paul Smith jeans; Timberland Earthkeeper boots

Elizabeth wears: Barbour jacket; Ralph Lauren shirt; Miss Selfridge Mono Pow Check tube trousers'leggings; shoes model's own



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