From its humble beginnings as a small perfume factory in the center of Parma's historic old town, Acqua di Parma has become internationally recognised for the quality of its fragrances, candles and accessories, made exclusively in Italy. Since releasing its first Colonia in 1916 Acqua di Parma has continued to create refreshingly light floral fragrances.
Whilst the brand is now becoming synonymous with its luxury hotels, its focus has always been high-end designer clothing. Giorgio Armani launched his first collection in 1975, becoming famed for its natural fit and subtle colour palette, with Armani going on to become one of the fashion world's biggest hitters.
Though now Italian owned, Belstaff has epitomised the very best of British design since 1924. Best known for its stylish waxed and leather waterproof jackets, it is easy to see the company's heritage of designing functional and hard wearing garments for motorcycling and aviation in their continuing collections.
Borsalino have been producing hats in Alessandria, Italy for over 150 years, where they continue to produce among the most coveted gentleman's hats in the world. The dedication to traditional craftsmanship so celebrated by founder Giuseppe Borsalino in the nineteenth century can still clearly be seen today, with each hat painstakingly made by hand from the highest quality materials. An average of seven weeks work goes into making each hat, utilising hand-working processes that have been passed down from generation to generation of hat makers.
Since founded by Thomas Burberry in 1856, Burberry has become one of the most iconic British luxury fashion houses. In addition to its tartan, Burberry is probably best known for the trench coat designed by Thomas Burberry in 1914 for the War Office, a design which has since gained worldwide popularity. With its distinctive Equestrian Knight Logo with the Latin word "Prorsum," meaning forwards, it is no surprise the brand has gone from strength to strength.
Canali has been the name in tailor-made Italian luxury clothing for more than 80 years. With such high tailoring standards, they create masterpieces of exceptional wearability and comfort, steeped in Italian culture, history, style and taste. From impeccably tailored suits to luxurious casual wear, Canali has long been at the forefront of premium menswear.
Function and use have been the core design philosophies of Italian fashion house C.P. Company since their foundation in 1975. While their brand laboratory continues to research the latest textiles and functional design, C.P. Company's current collections also draw on influence from their extensive archive and pioneering work of original designer Massimo Osti. C.P. Company consistently combines functional activewear with provocative fashion with each new collection.
With 130 years experience, the reason behind Crockett and Jones's longevity can be seen in every product. They retain the attention to detail, quality, comfort and durability that has always been their hallmark. Founded by Sir James Crockett and Charles Jones, they have grown to become renowned worldwide as a shoe manufacturer of a higher order.
Founded by David and Anne Petterson in 1928, Eton has always been an innovative and revolutionary force in fashion, from the opening of their large factory in Gånghester, Sweden in 1950, to the 1992 launch of the world's first crease-resistant shirt in 100% cotton, right through to the 2016 changes to their branding and collections. With four different fits (Slim, Contemporary, Super Slim, and Classic), countless exceptional quality fabrics, and an ever-diversifying range of colours and patterns, we'd say Eton shirts have achieved their aim of providing shirts for every individual, and every occasion.
Folk burst onto the scene in 2002 with their distinctly modern British take on high quality casual clothing. Luxuriant fabrics and an unparalleled attention to detail make each and every garment a thing of true beauty, with recent collections expertly navigating a path somewhere between streetwear and the architect-designer aesthetic.
Perhaps the most versatile global fashion powerhouse, Hugo Boss offers a simply staggering array luxury clothing and accessories, all displaying the same hallmarks of high-quality materials, impeccable craftsmanship, and sophisticated design. From uber smart suiting to more casual everyday wear, Hugo Boss truly has it all.
Moncler is a french clothing company that specialises in high-end down jackets and sportswear. Founded in 1952 by Rene Ramillon and Andre Vincent, tent and sleeping bag makers from the snowy mountain regions of Grenoble. With their ultra cool styling, and clean lines Moncler is one of the most highly regarded winter fashion brands. We have just recently started stocking their Gamma Bleu line, which applies Monclers classic styling to more formal garments.
Every Mulberry bag and accessory is a direct result of amazing, highly skilled craftsmanship married with creativity and imagination. Timeless design coupled with traditional quality and a sense of the here and now are truly the hallmarks of this quintessentially British brand; combining authentic, age-honoured craft with an innovative fashion character.
Nobody respects the production of impeccable quality jeans quite like Nudie. A clear understanding of the unique charm and character of a dazzling array of denim informs the design of every pair of Nudie jeans, while their dedication to eco-conscious manufacturing (every pair is now made from 100% organic cotton) is highly commendable. Their range of quality denims all age beautifully in their own unique ways, ensuring your Nudie jeans will only get better with each wear.
Founded in 1989 Oliver Sweeny has been creating great shoes for over 25 years. Their inspiration is derived from the whole globe, all filtered through a uniquely "British Lens". The company holds a firm belief that you should never have to sacrifice style for comfort (Or vice versa). They design all of their shoes around an "Anatomical Last' a nifty tool created by Oliver Sweeney's founder after years of research, so the shoes mimic not only the shape of the foot, but also its movement.
Founded in 1975 by the Dini Family, Paul & Shark's garments are unmistakably infused with Italian style. From start to finish, every Paul & Shark garment is produced in Italy, under the ever-watchful eye of CEO and President Andrea Dini, the third generation of the family. A unique combination of elegant details and high-performance fabrics can be clearly seen throughout Paul & Shark's sportswear, smart-casual and luxury lines.
At the tender age of 16 with no job or qualifications, Paul Smith began to work at his local clothing warehouse, but his real dreams and passions lay in one day becoming a professional racing cyclist. However, after an accident at the age of seventeen his dreams were dashed and he had to take his life in another direction. Three years later he opened his own boutique, and after forty years of being in business he has firmly established himself as a pre-eminent British designer. His often quirky designs manage to transmit a genuine sense of humour and mischievousness, combined with his love of classic design.
Paul Sperry was born into a Connecticut family with a long sea-faring tradition.An avid sailor and inventor, who almost lost his life to a slippery deck, Paul Sperry spent years and dozens of experiments trying to perfect a non-slip boat shoe. One day, after watching his dog dart effortlessly across the ice, he carved grooves - like those on his dog's paws - into the bottom of a rubber sole. In that moment of inspiration, the world's first boat shoe was born. Every single member of the Cruising Club of America wrote to Mr. Sperry to request a pair of these remarkable new boat shoes. Nothing else kept sailors safe on deck.
Research, experimentation and function, have always unequivocally defined Stone Island. Established in 1982, the brand has become renowned for its research into fibres and textiles, which is then fed into the design process and the quality of the finished product. Stone Island treat garment making as a science, with functionality just as important as aesthetics.
A combination of bold contemporary designs and immaculate craftsmanship have long made the historic Italian brand Tod's a favourite of the international style set. Each single Tod's product is the result of the constant pursuit of excellence, an iconic mark of quality and handcrafted heritage. The use of the finest leathers ensures their driving shoes and loafers are surely the most comfortable on the market, while Tod's distinctive rubble pebble soles provide unparalleled grip.