We have a look at some of the most iconic British brands all our readers should know and also at some other relatively new brands you should keep an eye on. Their contribution to the world of fashion and subcultures is pretty unique and they offer quality and styish products.
Bracuta was born in Manchester in 1937 and they are famous for the design of the iconic Harrington jacket in the same year 1937 by John and Isaac Miller, the founders of the brand. Baracuta G9 has been worn by actors and rock stars all around the world.
Ben Sherman is a foundation brand of mod culture. The brand found its way into Football Casual subculture as mods and skinheads started going to football grounds.It was founded in 1963 by Arthur Bernard Sugarman. You can find their flagship store in the heart of Carnaby Street.
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If you are lucky. The brown and blue Aquascutum check came to prominence in the 1970's and is now widely associated with the brand. Shop AQUASCUTUM
Hawkins and Joseph
Well, obviously they're all about style, looking and feeling good, but there’s so much more to it than that. Check them out for tees, polos, hoodies and more.
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One of casuals favourites at the beginning of the 80s 83 / 84. The brand was founded by 21-year-old dress maker Thomas Burberry in 1856 and their first store was opened in 1891 in London.
Three Stroke Productions
Most of our garments are made by small scale clothing firms who share our values of quality and respect.
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The brand was set up by former Oasis and Beady Eyes frontman Liam Gallagher and has become an iconic British brand in the last few years since it was launched in 2009.
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Lyle and Scott
Popular across the UK especially with football fans during the eighties, Lyle and Scot has become a must-have label amongst trendy terrace casuals over the last few years. The Company was established in Scotalnd in 1874. You can find now their flagship store on Carnaby Street.
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Founded in 1979 in London, United Kingdom by Jeremy Hackett. The Hackett polo shirt has been synonymous with Football Casual culture over the past few years. Shop HACKETT.
Merc Clothing is a UK -based clothing company which specialises in the production of shirts, trousers, suits, parkas, harrington jackets, shoes and accessories for men and women but they focuse primarily on the former. Although the brand originally focused on the mod and skinhead styles, they have adapted to target a wider clientele. They also carry a more casual range of jeans and T-shirts. The brand occasionally incorporates the Royal Air Force roundel(sometimes called the mod target) in its designs.
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Relco London offer high quality Vintage & Retro menswear at affordable prices, focusing on the fashion trends of the 1960's with a strong influence from the Mod, Skinhead and Ska style.
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The brand was established as Waldie, Pringle & Wilson in the year 1815, and have spent the past 190 odd years developing one of Scotland's most iconic brands.Pringle was at the height of its popularity with the Football Casual scene back in the 70's and 80's ....
The brand was born in the late 1940s, when former Austrian footballer Tibby Wegner approached three times Wimbledon champion Fred Perry with an idea. Their initial venture was the very first sweatband, which was quickly adopted by tennis players across the courts of Britain.In 1952 the pair launched what was to be Fred Perry's most famous garment: a slim fit cotton pique shirt with Laurel Wreath embroidery. Fred Perry became one of the most iconic British brands worn by mods and skinheads.
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As they wrote on their site: "Peaceful Hooligan was born from a desire to create the clothing those who founded the brand wanted to wear With their focus on quality rather than trends and fads, they built kit to survive the things they do, from misbehaving down the pub to following our colours around the country.
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Set up in a small Welsh town outside Cardiff as a side project in 2004, Weekend Offender was the brainchild of Sam Jones and Rhydian Powell, and just under ten years later the pair continue to expand the brand from the label’s new flagship store in London’s Soho. No-nonsense, functional, bold; stylish, playful, assured – the clothes remain like the customers.
Across the UK – in the pubs, in the clubs and at the football – Weekend Offender has become a go-to brand for lads at the sharper end of the terrace, earning a priceless word-of-mouth reputation and exceeding sales nationwide.
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J. Barbour & Sons Ltd. is an English luxury fashion brand founded by John Barbour in 1894, that designs, manufactures and markets weatherproofed outerwear, ready-to-wear, leather goods, shoes and accessories for men, women and children under the Barbour brand. Founded in South Shields, England.
Marshall Artist was born in London EC1 in 2001 and quickly became acknowledged as one of the UK's best loved emerging menswear brands. As they write on their site: "Their brand philosophy and core values have always been the same: To produce socially relevant menswear that is ultra wearable while showcasing their British eccentricities. As their business has evolved, so too has their aesthetical taste and this is very apparent throughout their collections. Their aim is to build a brand with longevity - In 20 year’s time Marshall Artist will still remain as a staple British Heritage Brand."
MA.STRUM was founded in 2008. It is a menswear brand that specialisesin technical outerwear and apparel. Headquartered in Essex, England, the brand is led by owner and CEO Mr John Sharp.
YOUR OWN CLOTHING
The company was founded in 2009 , it was launched to coincide with Deadmau5 first single. The company is based between Manchester and London. The company was founded by Anthony and Christopher Donnelly ex Gio-Goi founders.YourOwn was put together to bring a real fresh look and attitude to the street of a stagnant market . ( clothes for the lads by the lads )
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ART GALLERY CLOTHING
In 1999, Art Gallery launched as a Mod influenced menswear brand offering slim fit button down shirts, knitted polos, polka dot scarves and sixties style knitwear inspired by the Small Faces and The Who.
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The company has always taken pride in the quality of its releases and the same is true for the recently launched Trojan Records clothing range produced by Lambretta Clothing.
MADCAP ENGLAND CLOTHING
Madcap specialises in Mod and Retro clothing for men. The brand's name comes from Syd Barrett's first solo album, 'Madcap Laughs'. The company is based in the UK and established in business in 2007.
A classic brand since 1966 founded by brothers Keith and Alan Freedman revived by Keith's son Jonathan Freedman.