Our Story

Our story

Proudly Yorkshire

Based in Thirsk we are immensely proud of our Yorkshire heritage. Located in this great county we have some of the best suppliers of quality fabrics and yarns on our doorstep.

The Finest Fabrics

We choose the finest classic fabrics – Scottish and Yorkshire woven tweed for our men's tweed jackets, Oxford broad cloth for our range of men's button down shirts and locally supplied corduroy for our men's corduroy trousers.  Our fabrics are sourced, where possible, from local mills and spinners to deliver a range that is of the highest quality. Our worsted wool is woven in family-owned mills in the heart of Yorkshire; our lambswool is dyed and spun at one of Britain’s oldest mills in the Pennines and our corduroy is supplied by a family-run mill in West Yorkshire where skilled craftsmen have been weaving since the 1850s. Our men's shoes and socks are bought from family run firms in Northamptonshire and Leicestershire.

Uncompromising Quality

Of course, in order to ensure we use the best fabrics for our clothes, we sometimes travel a little further afield. For example, our casual cotton jersey wear comes from Portugal, experts in their field who have been making cotton jersey fabrics for generations; our pure silk ties are made in China (after all they do know a thing or two about silk); we source some of our fine pure cotton products from India who are world leaders in cotton production and weaving.

Inspired by Tradition

We believe that there is great comfort in tradition; the sense that some things are as they always have been. Whether it's the working button cuffs on our jackets and blazers or gussets in our formal shirts we don't cut corners when it comes to making our garments. It gives you a sense of things being tried and tested and being done correctly, and with the uncompromising quality of our garments we are able to deliver a range that is timeless yet current.