Apparel

Jacket (Harrington)

A Harrington jacket is a lightweight waist-length jacket, made of cotton, polyester, wool or suede — usually with traditionally Fraser tartan or check-patterned lining.

Jacket (Suede)

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.

Jeans

Founded in 1853 by Levi Strauss as a dry goods business, Levi Strauss & Co. is known worldwide for its denim jeans.

Jeans (slim fit)

Founded in 1987 by Jean Touitou, A.P.C. (Atelier de Production et de Création) is known for its minimalist designs, clean lines and simple patterns with rarely visible logo’s.

Lighter (gas)

Founded in 1872 by Simon Tissot Dupont, the firm initially created unique handmade travel cases for French aristocracy and nobility, such as Napoleon III and his wife Eugénie.

Lingerie

Founded in 1954 by corset-maker Ada Masotti, La Perla is an Italian luxury company, mostly known for redefining lingerie as a fashion accessory.

Loafers

Founded in 1891 by Édouard Blanchard, J.M. Weston is a French luxury leather goods company, renowned for its handmade shoes for men

Loafers (apron)

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.

Loafers (tassel)

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.

Men’s shoes (boat)

Founded in 1935 by Paul A. Sperry, Sperry Top-Sider is the original brand of boat shoes. Paul A. Sperry was an avid boater who wanted to tackle the problem of injuries while walking on the slippery deck of his boat.

Men’s shoes (car)

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.

Men’s shoes (Oxfords)

Founded in 1873 by Thomas Church in Northampton, a town that has been known for its thriving leather and footwear industry, Church’s Shoes is a high-end footwear manufacturer.

Men’s shoes (wholecuts)

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.

Necklace (pearl)

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.

Pants (Capri)

After attending business college in Breslau, Sonja de Lennart enrolled as a student at Erich Boehm Atelier and later at Herman Palm Atelier in Berlin.

Pocket square

Simonnot-Godard was founded in 1787 by handkerchieves salesman Beaurain. It started out as a small handkerchief shop in Paris, near the Palais Royal.

Push-up bra

Founded in 1939 by Moe Nadler as the Canadian Lady Corset Company, Wonderbra is a manufacturer of underwear, mostly known for having designed the push-up bra as we know it today.

Pyjamas

Founded in 1926 by Lou Rose, Derek Rose’s father, Derek Rose is a family business of three generations making the best nightwear, loungewear and underwear.

Sandals (capri)

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.

Shirt (French cuff)

The history of the French cuff shirt is unknown. Some claim it was born because Napoleon ordered extra-long sleeves for his soldiers to wipe their noses and to fold the excess back to hide the evidence.

Shirt (Henley)

Around 1850, when the ground in the German Swabian Mountains became increasingly infertile, the government distributed hand knitting machines to farmers so that they could earn their money with knitting.

Shirt (polo)

Founded in 1933 by René Lacoste and André Gillier, Lacoste is a French clothing company that sells high-end clothing, footwear and most famously polo shirts.