The Best of Great British Menswear Brands on Standout
Best of Great Britain
Get yourself comfortable, pull up a seat and drum-roll please… as we’re about to announce the winners of the “Best of Great British Menswear” from standout.co.uk.
History of British Menswear
Britain has been the starting point of many fashion must-haves over the decades, including the three-piece suit, the trench coat and the bowler hat. Where would we be without some of these outstanding pieces nestled in our wardrobes?
With London city boys having a renowned reputation all over the world for being some of the best dressed, most dapper men around. Celebrities such as Harry Styles, David Beckham and David Gandy frequenting the best-dressed sections of magazines and women stealing some of our best garments such as boyfriend jeans, blazers & bomber jackets it’s no wonder British Menswear is a force to be reckoned with.
Here are our favourite “Best of British” brands from the Standout.co.uk website…
About Hackett London
Originating on a stall in London’s Portobello Road during 1979, Hackett London has continued to creep up the fashion ranks pleasing customers all around the world. The creators Jeremy Hackett and Ashley Lloyd-Jennings gradually expanded the company over a number of years by introducing new branches and moving from selling second-hand clothing to creating and selling its own. Today Hackett London has shops in over 131 countries proving the success of Hackett will only continue to grow in popularity.
Favourite Hackett London Piece
About John Smedley
A proud owner of the “Made in Great Britain” tag on every garment they make, John Smedley is a British brand through and through. Creating beautiful, high quality garments that are designed to last and distributed all over the world, they are a force to be reckoned with in the fashion industry.
Established in 1784 in a factory in Lea Mills, Derbyshire (where they still remain over 230 years later) they are the creators of the World’s Finest Knitwear and are the oldest manufacturing factory in the world. In the 1950’s and 60’s they become the brand of choice for many famous faces, including, The Beatles, Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe and in 2013 they were granted the Royal Warrant of Appointment as a “Manufacturer of Fine Knitwear” by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, a testament to their trusted quality.
Favourite John Smedley Piece
One of the latest brands to hit the Standout website is the Great British clothing line, Aquascutum! Set up by John Emary, Aquascutum began as a Mayfair tailors in 1851. Renowned for trench coats and signature checks, the brand’s name translates as ‘water shield’, from Latin. The company’s growing success led to a relocation of the flagship store to 100 Regent Street in 1895.
Their fantastic water-resistant and breathable Aquascutum raincoats were soon noticed by the elite of the era, with King Edward VII himself owning a coat in a Prince Of Wales Check. Such was his majesty’s approval that Aquascutum received a royal warrant in 1857 and a women’s range followed in 1900.
Favourite Aquascutum Piece
Hunter is a brand most famous for its rubber Wellington boot and footwear brand originally established as North British Rubber Company in 1856 in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Trudging through the mud or splashing in puddles? Wet weather walking or weeklong working? The iconic Hunter Wellington Boots are loved by farmers, festival go-ers and everyone in between and are now split between the Hunter Field and Hunter Original collections to suit every need.
Favourite Hunter Piece
About Superdry Global
Superdry was launched in the UK in 2003 following an inspirational trip by its founders to Tokyo, and is famous for designing and producing quality garments inspired by fusing iconic vintage Americana and high-impact Japanese graphic imagery with a British twist.
Favourite Superdry Piece
So, there we have it chaps. Find out which brand suits you best here. #StandOut