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. Gorgio Armani launched his first collection in 1975 becoming famed for its natural fit and subtle colour palette, since then Armani has become one of the fashion worlds big 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 companys heritage of designing functional and hard wearing garments for motorcycling and aviation in there continuing collections.
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 world wide 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. Pockets is proud to stock Canali, because every man needs at least one perfectly tailored suit.
C.P Company Pride themselves on being constant innovators of fabric, fashion, and clothing that is both functional and stylish. With Italian foundations running through its "Core DNA" it has constantly strived to push the boundaries of functional wear. Throughout the nineties they were known for their pretty radical coats that could have resembled spy-gear. Whilst the strong military influence remains, today there is harmony between fashion and function.
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.
Etons origins lie in a small village in Sweden. In 1928 a couple began their company sewing shirts in their kitchen. They have since become one of the most respected shirt companies in the world, known for their attention to detail, luxury fabrics, and sense of classic tailoring.
Harris Wharf London is a contemporary outerwear brand that reimagines classic formalwear. Based in London but produced in Turin, the label is infused with London sensibilities. Tailored coats and blazers are sophisticated and cast in a range of muted colours as well as bold brights and come in a variety of felted wools and cashmeres. All of the brands outerwear features raw edges and are unlined to give them a youthful take on traditional tailoring.
Hugo Boss is known not only for its luxury branding, but also for its vast versatility. Now a global powerhouse, the company started in Germany in the 1920's. With its Black, Orange, and Green lines, Boss is able to cater for the uber smart it with its sharp suiting, through to the more casual with its everyday urban ware.
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.
Mulberry develops exquisite leather products from extremely carefully chosen, luxurious natural leathers. Every individual bag is a direct result of amazing, highly skilled craftsmanship married with creativity, imagination and innovation. Mulberry is an English luxury brand, and its products are individual, charming, and practical.
What can you say about Nudie jeans, one thing for sure is that they understand denim, its character, charm, and function. Maria Erixon creative director at Nudie, has infused the company with eco-conscious credentials, but even as her company grows, every pair of jeans will continue to be made with an attention to detail, and a love of denim.
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 Sweeneys 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 infused with Italian style and elegance. Paul & Shark has gown to become a brand with world wide appeal. The company is constantly exploring fabrics with elegance, and stylish details in there continuing collections.
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.
From its beginnings in 1982, Stone Island has become renowned for research and experimentation with materials, boasting more than 60,000 different dye recipes, that feed into the design of its sportswear inspired garments. Under the inspired leadership of Carlo Rivetti the brand had become a cult phenomenon known for its clean, contemporary apparel with a strong urban edge.
Tod's history began in the early 1900's when Diego Della Valles grandfather opened a small shoe factory. Tod's pride themselves on their complete attention to detail and unrivalled comfort. Known internationally for their unique 'Dots of Life' sole to their shoes, they are a classic brand, which strives to add class and style along with everyday wearability.