Carhartt is one of America’s most iconic brands. Founded in Michigan in 1889 by Hamilton Carhartt,the company originally made work overalls made from denim and duck canvas.Carhartt (Work In Progress), the non-American arm of the brand, take inspiration from their American counterparts, in producing clothing to the same exceptional standards, but also employ a forward thinking attitude. Carhartt WIP has become an essential brand within the street wear arena drawing seasonally on the core values of quality, durability and comfort.
Farah was established in 1920 by Mansour Farah. Having studied shirt design and manufacturing in New York, Farah had the desire and skill to become a fashion pioneer. Farah went on to become a defining American brand of the 50s and 60s. Never compromising on quality, the brand crossed the Atlantic and rapidly found its way to the wardrobes of Britain’s most forward thinking Mods and Rude Boys. Farah carefully blend style and creativity and through Farah Vintage, Farah offers a new generation a fresh re-interpretation of its classic patterns and cuts.
Inspired by all aspects of the fashion and culture of the American collegiate lifestyle, Franklin and Marshall have gone from strength to strength since the brand’s inception in 1999. Taking their name from the famous US University, they continue to maintain superbly high industry standards. With all items being finished with precision, Franklin and Marshall continue to produce in Italy ensuring that garments made with more care and attention are very hard to find.
Fred Perry are one of the world’s most definitive menswear brands. Since 1952 Fred Perry have been at the forefront of iconic British fashion, perfectly balancing their rich heritage with a desire to remain inventive.. With a sportswear foundation, a willingness to utilize pattern and colour effectively and an exceptional skill in crafting the right cut, Fred Perry is often the first choice for discerning men across the globe.
Lacoste Live is possibly the most exciting brand in quality menswear at the moment. Lacoste Live has established itself as a vibrant, original and innovative label in a world where many brands rely on their heritage. Lacoste has long been a word that is associated with eminence and class, with Lacoste Live a sense of fun and confidence has been added to the mix. Lacoste Live products are finished with precision and designed with freedom resulting in a look that is contemporary and striking. With its sporty colour pallet and impeccable French elegance Lacoste L!VE are continually refreshing their collection with creative designs and new ideas.
Lacoste draws on its heritage to develop a comprehensive collection of European styles. Lacoste has long been a word that is associated with eminence and class, with its footwear reach incorporating influences from tennis, sailing and driving.
Lyle and Scott are undisputed experts in their craft. Lyle and Scott was formed in Hawick Scotland in 1874 and has held the Royal Warrant by appointment to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh since 1975. Lyle and Scott’s focus has always remained on using colour effectively and building their collection around innovative knitwear and eye-catching polo shirts. Lyle and Scott will continue to be considered an iconic British menswear brand for many years to come.
All American outerwear brand Penfield was established in Massachusetts in 1975. Founder Harvey Gross built his company around the core assets provided by their renowned down filled outerwear, warmth and durability. Penfield have always utilised and experimented with technical and innovative fabrics, combining this focus on the substance of each product with the aesthetic style of New England to produce garments that truly stand apart from those produced by Penfield’s many imitators.
Hilfiger Denim showcases some of the most creative and wearable items to be produced by the Tommy Hilfiger brand. Hilfiger Denim products are truly inspired by America and its history, with all the excitement and necessary quality that that brings. Foreword thinking, but with unquestionable heritage, Hilfiger Denim offers a collection that covers many bases from rugged polo shirts to preppy knitwear and from premium precision-cut denim to retro print t-shirts. A focus on creating clothes that are comfortable also contributes to making Hilfiger Denim a brand that has many dedicated and loyal customers.
Few companies are loved by their customers as much as Vans are. Vans was founded in 1966 in Anaheim, California and has stayed true to it’s original ethics and goals ever since. Ideal for skateboarding thanks to their tough canvas uppers and solid “sticky” soles, Vans were soon the footwear brand of choice amongst those Southern California’s who relished the outdoor living attitude found across the state. Building a close relationship with their customers from their inception, extreme sports professionals have consistently been closely involved with the entire design and production process. Vans, however, are most respected for their durability and comfort and the loyalty of their global fan base is testament to this.