Turnbull & AsserEstablished 1885
Founded in 1885 by Reginald Turnbull and Ernest Asser as a gentleman’s hosiery shop, Turnbull & Asser is a gentleman’s bespoke shirtmaker, located on Jermyn Street. In the 1920s, Turnbull & Asser began to focus its business on shirt making and is now best known for its particularly vivid colours and patterns. All shirts are made in England.
In 1962, Turnbull & Asser began to outfit James Bond, as first portrayed by Sean Connery. These shirts featured a special turnback cuff, which was fastened with buttons as opposed to cufflinks. Since then this cuff is referred to as the James Bond cuff. Other famous Turnull & Asser wearers include Prince Charles, Sir Winston Churchill, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, John Kerry, Charlie Chaplin, Pablo Picasso and The Great Gatsby:
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