The Fox Brothers & Co. Mill in Wellington, Somerset was established in 1772 when a local Quaker family brought together the different cottage industries of spinning, weaving and dyeing. Since then the company has gone through many changes but continues to produce fabrics in Wellington. Fox used to supply a hardwearing woollen serge that was sold around the globe. The cloth was despatched by horse drawn cart locally and worldwide by sail via Topsham in East Devon. Later production consisted largely of a variety of military uniform fabrics and patented puttees. Today Fox Brothers produces a wide range of high quality woollen and worsted fabrics including their world famous ‘Fox Flannel’ for the top fashion houses and Savile Row. Many Fox fabrics are and styles are inspired by the extensive Fox archives.
Established in 1885, the Standeven name continues to be synonymous with the finest worsted weaving. Their extensive ranges of subtle, elegant and modern designs provide options for every style, occasion and taste. Standeven fabrics are chosen around the world to deliver the quintessential British look. Weaving unique designs in their own mill located in the birthplace and spiritual heart of the textile industry allows them to ensure quality control and consistency. A garment skilfully tailored from a Standeven fabric is a delight to own and a pleasure to wear.
The British Classic collection uses two fold merino yarns in both the warp and the weft to give excellent strength and performance. The British classics seen throughout Savile Row in both clear cut and flannel designs will be both comfortable and durable providing the wearer with years of enjoyment. This prestigious fabric is manufactured by the finest craftsmen in England at Stanley Mills in West Yorkshire – a region famous around the world for its tradition and quality.
Dashing Tweeds design modern urban woven textiles, bringing technology, colour and texture into tailored menswear. Originally a fabric for rural sportswear and camouflage, Dashing Tweeds are evolving tweed and woven woollen textiles into fabrics that are relevant to life today. As a result of everyday living becoming increasingly more urban, Dashing Tweeds have pioneered tweeds for town. Dashing Tweeds look into the questions of travel through the city, the function of clothing, personal expression and technology. Two seasonal collections are launched each year, with a specific focus exploring a new aspect of what to wear for today’s multifarious demands. The ‘Lumatwill’ reflective tweeds are woven with 3M reflective yarns and are suitable for wearing on bicycles and scooters as well as for nights out on the town. Other collections use wools from Britain as well as Antipodean Merinos in combination with technical yarns such as Lurex and Japanese spaced dyed cottons. Dashing Tweeds is at the forefront of creative cloth design for original bespoke tailoring.
True to their heritage, Dugdale fabrics could not be any more English. Dugdales have been producing cloth for over 100 years and their range still remains one of our most popular. Slight re-working of our finishing routines has allowed us to produce a smoother handle many of their cloths without compromising their fullness. A robust cloth and a design classic, Dugdales offer cloth with real integrity and inspired by a strong heritage.
Celebrating 100 years in Tailoring, Brook Taverner offer a beautifully crafted collection of jacketing and suiting cloths cloths produced in the finest mills in the United Kingdom. Their suiting fabric is amongst some of the most robust that can be found and yet stil offers a natural, soft finish. Of particular note is their wool, cotton and cashmere blend fabrics which have been developed to create a luxurious and durable cloth with designs suitable for both ladies and gentlemen. The Lightweight Pure New Wool Jacketing is a cloth with a proven track record. They have created new designs for this collection along with a range of plain herringbones to suit all tastes. Their selection of Tweed designs has been made from collections created in the two finest mills in Scotland and traditional designs have been chosen that can be worn in the field or casually with trousers, kilts and skirts.
The name Taylor and Lodge is synonymous with fine Worsteds. Its reputation for excellent quality and fine designing is renowned the world over. Skills, passed down for generations, have given the town of Huddersfield the distinction of being undisputed leader in the production of some of the finest cloths in the world. The company still designs, manufactures and finishes its cloths in Huddersfield to this day, as it did in 1883 when Taylor and Lodge was first established. Anyone who has the privilege of owning a garment made from its cloth not only has the guarantee that they will be wearing something very special, but also a garment made from the very highest quality of fabric woven in England.
With over 150 years since William Bill started offering tweeds and woollen blankets from his little shop in Mold, North Wales, the company today offers a huge range of fabrics including: pure cashmeres, pure Irish linens, Shetland Tweeds, Super Fleeces, Tattersall Vestings, Donegals and wools. Over the last century, W Bill became famous for its wide and varied collection of tweeds and cashmeres, helping to cement its reputation as one of the world’s premier cloth merchants.
Over half a century of British heritage fabrics has earned Hardy Minnis, a Huddersfield fine worsted brands, a Royal Warrant By Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen. One of their bunches of fabrics is particularly popular with both customers and cutters alike – the Fresco range – a cool blended fabric, easy for a cutter to style on a customer and enjoyable and breathable for the customer to have a suit made from.
Since 1836 Holland & Sherry has continued to supply prestigious tailors and luxury brands with some of the finest cloths in the world. Stephen George Holland and Frederick Sherry began the business as woolen merchants at 10 Old Bond Street, London, specializing in both woolen and silk cloths. In 1886 Holland & Sherry moved premises to Golden Square, at the time the epicenter of the woolen merchanting trade.
In 1881, Antonio Cerruti founded a weaving workshop in Biella, an Italian town renowned for its rich heritage in quality wool and fabric production. From these roots, the Cerruti name has expanded from luxurious fabric to acclaimed fashion without ever losing sight of its core values emphasizing quality and style, craftsmanship and technology.
At Ermenegildo Zegna, we know suits like no other. Our heritage is in fabric, and in tailoring. For over a century we have been using the latest technology to create the finest clothing and custom made jackets for men. The high point of this is our Sartoria suit collection, and our Made-to-Measure service.
Loro Piana shops offer timeless made-to-measure services for formal suits, jackets, trousers, coats, shirts and neckwear designed for those who wish to dress classic style and elegance even on the most formal occasions.
Giorgio Vallino suit fabric is one of the world-famous brand, the fabric is made of the best quality Australian wool, with a variety of colors for guests to choose from, very suitable for tailor-made jacket, trousers and suits. After a detailed data collection, with the fashion of change and reform, many fabrics designed by Giorgio Vallino absolutely can match the needs of customers.
Harrisons of Edinburgh was founded in 1863 by Sir George Harrison who began his career as an apprentice with an Edinburgh tailor. His first business venture was with a partner, establishing a business of wool drapers, hatters and hosiers in 1838. Twenty five years later he bought out an existing firm of woollen merchants, J & A Ogilvy, changing the name to what is known today as “Harrisons of Edinburgh”.
Basing on our tradition of more than 100 years, the wisdom of our historical archives and the incessant evolution of fashion, we create everyday new and trendy designs and structures.
Reda presents new collections to its customers twice a year, proposing on average 2500 fabric variations which resulting from an ongoing study in style. The natural elegance of Reda products derives from an attentive reinterpretation of the most classic of tailoring designs; the refined design style and the discreet use of the color range reflect good taste and class, representing the very essence of Made in Italy products.
The House of Dormeuil cementes its reputation for unrivalled excellence with innovation, quality and service remaining at the heart of the Company’s philosophy. Dormeuil creates its fabrics by blending modern production methods with 170 years of English Heritage. These cloths are now exclusively available to private italian customers. This special website will permit you to buy the Dormeuil’s cloths directly and to get the tailor of your choice to do your suit, jacket or trousers.
Since the thirties Scabal tailors have produced handmade luxury garments in its own European workshop. Scabal have an enviable reputation for tailored suits, jackets, pants and shirts which are made to measure by the most skilled craftsmen using the famous Scabal fabrics. Fine accessories make the Scabal look complete.