Founded in 1967 by ‘Ingénieur Pantalonnier’ Bernard Zins, Maison Bernard Zins makes the most iconic trousers.
Traditionally made in Ecuador, a Panama hat is a light-colored, lightweight, brimmed straw hat. The best quality hats are made in the town of Montecristi.
Founded in 1966 by Carlo Valenti and Pancaldi Bruno, Anderson’s is now one of the oldest and most renowned men’s belt manufacturers in Europe.
Founded in 1963 by Gianni Mostile, The Original Car Shoe is an Italian footwear company, mostly known for inventing the moccasin with rubber nubs on the soles.
Founded in 1917 by Giuseppe Ratti, Persol is a luxury eyewear manufacturer, specialized in the production of sunglasses.
Founded in 1847 by Rebecca & Matthew Wildsmith in Piccadilly, London, Wildsmith is the manufacturer of the first ever slip-on loafer shoe, the Wildsmith loafer.
Founded in 2005 as part of the Japan Blue Company, Momotaro is a jeans manufacturer with a focus on producing top quality denim.
A raglan sleeve is a sleeve that extends in one piece to the collar, thus leaving a diagonal seam from underarm to collarbone. The raglan sleeve was first introduced by Aquascutum.
Founded in 1920 by Ehrhardt Koch as E. Koch Cap Company, New Era is an American headwear manufacturer, mostly known for its baseball caps.
Founded in 1837 by Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young as a ‘stationery and fancy goods’ store, Tiffany & Co is a luxury jewelry retailer.
Chukka boots are open-laced, ankle-high suede boots. The essential chukka’s are unlined, with two to three pairs of eyelets, and have thin leather soles and rounded toes.
Founded in 1907 by Julius Meister as a button factory, Imco is recognized as the first lighter company to have truly developed a modern cigarette lighter.
Founded in 1866 by John Lobb, John Lobb Bootmaker Ltd. is a manufacturer of luxury shoes and boots for men.
Founded in 1896 by Alfred Van Cleef and Salomon Arpels, Van Cleef & Arpels is a prestigious Parisian jewelry company whose pieces have been worn by style icons.
Founded in 1853 by Levi Strauss as a dry goods business, Levi Strauss & Co. is known worldwide for its denim jeans.
Founded in 1968 by Irene Leroux, Eres is a luxury brand of swimwear and lingerie, credited for having changed the concept of modern swimwear
Founded in 1946 by Amedeo Canfora, Canfora makes the most iconic strappy flat sandals, the so called ‘Capri sandals’, and is still run by the Canfora family today.
Founded in 1806 by James Poole in Brunswick Square, as a shop specialized in military tailoring, Henry Poole & Co today is a gentleman’s bespoke tailor.
Founded in 1914 by Eugenio Marinella, E. Marinella is an Italian necktie company, specialized in hand cut and sewn seven fold ties.
Founded in 1871 by Johann Jakob Zimmerli, Zimmerli is a Swiss manufacturer of luxurious underwear, renowned for its use of natural fibres and careful production ensuring the highest standards.
Kokichi Mikimoto was the first in the world to successfully culture a pearl in 1893 and started the pearl industry with the establishment of his luxury pearl company Mikimoto.
Founded in 1911, after doing business under the name English Fashion Waterproof, Valstar was the first Italian manufacturer of rainwear, known for its high quality trimmings and finishing.
Founded in 1875 by watch makers Jules-Louis Audemars and Edward-Auguste Piguet, and today still owned by its founding families, Audemars Piguet (AP) is a manufacturer of luxurious Swiss watches.
Founded in 1883, the Bellora–Careghini company was initially specialized in the production of linen fabrics. In 1933, Giuseppe Bellora decides to found his own company, Giuseppe Bellora SpA.
Founded in 1939 by Duke Fulco di Verdura, Verdura is an American fine jeweler, best known for combining colored stones with gold.
Founded in 1895 by Italian Alessandro Berluti, Berluti is a manufacturer of shoes and boots, especially known for its unique leather finishing of calfskin, kangaroo leather, alligator skin and other exotic leathers.
Founded in 1805 by John Crombie and his son James, J&J Crombie Ltd. is a manufacturer of high-end clothing and accessories, and one of Britain’s oldest brands.
Founded in 1890, Selvyt is a leading brand in polishing cloths for the jewelry, watchmaking and silversmiths trade, and the maker of the most iconic shoe polishing cloth.
Founded in 1915 by Hyman Moscot, Moscot is a luxury eyewear brand, headquartered in New York City. It is one of the oldest local businesses in New York City, as well as the 13th oldest eyewear company in the world today.
Founded in 1971 in Saint Tropez by automobile journalist Fred Prysquel, Vilebrequin is a fashion brand specialized in swimwear and beachwear.
Founded in 1923 by J. Spencer Love, Burlington Industries was an American fabric maker based in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Founded in 1676 by Robert Davis, James Lock & Co. is one of the oldest hatters in England. Davis’ son, Charles, took on James Lock as an apprentice in 1747.
In 1914 Louis Cartier asked French painter George Barbier to make a drawing for an invitation to a Parisian jewelry exhibition.
Roger Henri Vivier (1903-1998) was a French shoe designer, credited with the design of the first stiletto heel in 1954.
Founded in 1876 by George Henry Bass, G.H. Bass & Co. is an American footwear brand, mostly known for inventing the Penny loafer.
Founded in 1820, Albert Thurston opened his shop at 27 Panton Street, Haymarket, London, selling and producing his now iconic braces and suspenders.
Founded in 1920, Saphir is a brand of leather care products, made from natural raw materials. The finest boot-makers, shoe-makers and leather goods manufacturers all use Saphir to maintain the beauty of their leathers.
Attributed to Queen Victoria’s shoemaker J. Sparkes-Hall, who patented the design in 1851, Chelsea boots are ankle-high boots with an elastic side panel on the side.
Founded in 1847, when Louis-Francois Cartier took over the jewelry workshop of Adolphe Picard, Société Cartier is a manufacturer of jewelry and watches.
Founded in 1784 by John Smedley, John Smedley is the oldest manufacturing factory in the world and maker of the most iconic hand crafted knitwear.
Founded in 1977 by Michael Drake in London’s East End, Drake’s is a manufacturer of the finest ties and really stands out with its textured grenadine ties.
Founded in 1959 as a contractor to the United States military, Alpha Industries is a manufacturer of clothing of American military style.
Founded in 1890 by Robert Jamieson in Sandness, on the far west coast of the Shetland Isles, Jamieson’s is a family owned business specialized in wool from the native Shetland sheep.
Founded by John B. Stetson in 1865, the John B. Stetson Company is the inventor of the iconic ‘Boss of the Plains’ cowboy hat.
Founded in 1932, by gemologist Harry Winston, Harry Winstons sets the standard for the ultimate in fine jewelry.
Founded in 1874 by Obadiah Bowhill, who purchased the business from Wright & Co., Bowhill & Elliott is a retailer of fine English footwear and a manufacturer of slippers and house-shoes.
Founded in 1830 by John Rich and Daniel McCormick, Woolrich, Inc. is the oldest manufacturer of outdoor wear in the United States.
Founded in the 1900s as a simple tailor’s shop in Gambara, Boglioli is now a significant reference point in the contemporary fashion world.
Founded in 1934 by Gerard Ettinger, G. Ettinger Ltd. is manufacturer of luxury leather goods.
In 1936, the Bass Shoe Co. already introduced the Weejun loafer, which also features on Wikiconic. The tassel loafer dates back to 1948 and can be seen as a typical postwar frivolity.