Founded in 1818 by Henry Sands Brooks (1772–1833), Brooks Brothers is the oldest men’s clothier in the United States.
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.
Founded in 1956 by Reyn McCullough as Reyns Men’s wear, Reyn Spooner is a fashion company, mostly known for its iconic Hawaiian shirts.
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.
Founded in 1885 by Reginald Turnbull and Ernest Asser as a gentleman’s hosiery shop, Turnbull & Asser is a gentleman’s bespoke shirtmaker.
Founded in 1830 by John Rich and Daniel McCormick, Woolrich, Inc. is the oldest manufacturer of outdoor wear in the United States.
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.
The name Viyella is based on the Via Gellia, a valley road near Matlock, where in 1890 Hollins & Co acquired a spinning mill.
Founded in 1957 by Luigi Borrelli, Luigi Borrelli is an Italian menswear brand from Naples, Italy, mostly known for its luxurious shirts.
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 1911 by Walter Martiny, Superga is one of the first footwear manufacturers to produce rubber-soled footwear.
Founded in 2004 by Prathan Poopat and Flavio Girolami, Common Projects is an American/Italian luxury footwear company.
Founded in 1908 by Marquis Mills Converse, Converse is an American footwear company, famous for its iconic All Star high top sneaker.
Since 1798, Gammarelli is the house tailor of the Roman Clergy. In 1874 the store moved to Via Santa Chiara 34, in the building of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy, where it still is today.
Founded in 1923 by J. Spencer Love, Burlington Industries was an American fabric maker based in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Founded in 1892 by Rhys Jones in Wales, Corgi is a manufacturer of finer quality socks.
Founded in 1954 by Nancy and Walter Katin as a small boat cover business, Kanvas by Katin is one of the oldest surf shops in California.
Founded in 1874 by William Lockie, William Lockie & Co Ltd. is a manufacturer of luxury knitwear, renowned for traditional technique and lasting quality.
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 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 in 1902 by Benjamin Russell, Russell Athletic produces uniforms for a wide range of sports. The original mill produced women’s undershirts and children’s undergarments.
Founded in 1919, Champion is an American manufacturer of clothing, specializing in sportswear. In the 1930s Champion produced the first hooded sweatshirt.
Founded in 1989 by Dov Charney, American Apparel is one of the largest apparel manufacturers in North America. After its experience as a wholesale brand, selling blank T-shirts to screenprinters, uniform companies and fashion brands, the company moved into the retail market in 2000.
Founded in 2005 by Rob Jungmaven, Jungmaven is the world’s leading manufacturer of hemp apparel. Jungmaven is trying to change the fashion industry by using eco-friendly materials.
Founded in 1967 by ‘Ingénieur Pantalonnier’ Bernard Zins, Maison Bernard Zins makes the most iconic trousers.
Founded in 1951 by Carlo Compagno in Venice, Incotex manufactures pants for the high segment of the market.
Founded in 1839 by John Charles Cording, Cordings is a manufacturer and retailer of country menswear including corduroy trousers and English knitwear.
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.