Hand & Lock
Hand & Lock is a fusion of two great, iconic businesses, M. Hand and S. Lock, and is committed to producing only the finest quality hand embroidery.
Proudly associated with Savile Row since its inception, Hand & Lock is responsible for producing the intricate civil and military accoutrements and embroideries used to adorn and rank civil, military and royal houses, both home and abroad.
Hand crafted work will always give a touch of quality to any garment, it is the grammar of tailoring, the finishing touch.
Fox Brothers & Co Ltd
Established in 1772, Fox Brothers has produced fine woollen and worsted cloth in England for nearly two hundred and fifty years.
The extensive archive held at the West Country mill has been described as “one of the most significant (textile) company archives in the British Isles” and is regularly used as a tool for inspiration by visiting designers and tailors.
As a mill with such heritage, Fox is known for its iconic, authentic British cloth designs – Chalk Stripe, Glen Check, Prince of Wales – as well as its soft, lightweight ‘West of England’ flannels. Fox Brothers is officially credited with being the original creator of 'flannel', the favoured cloth of choice for the bespoke tailoring of fine suits, coats and trousers.
In its illustrious history, Fox has been worn by all manner of well-dressed people, including: Hollywood leading actors, Royalty and Heads of State and continues to sell luxury cloth to the world's leading designers, fashion houses and the tailors of Savile Row. As it has been said, when it comes to choosing flannel, "always be sure to ask for Fox by name".
The Dormeuil name is synonymous with timeless British elegance. Dormeuil fabrics have a unique handle and an incomparable "drape", with distinctive patterns of subtle characteristics.
The House was founded in 1842 by Jules Dormeuil, who had the vision of importing English fabrics and presenting his collection to French tailors. Dormeuil quickly became a design house creating its own range of fabrics, expanding its reputation worldwide. Dormeuil in the 1920's, was the first brand to personalise the selvedge of every piece, thus creating the "World's Best Cloths". In the sixties, Dormeuil was also the first brand with its own advertising campaigns. The House of Dormeuil has remained a family business for six generations.
Our celebrated creations are well known to master tailors and elegant gentlemen: Sportex® was launched in 1922, Tonik® in 1957 - both still available today, Guanashina® in 2005, a composition of pashmina, guanaco & cashmere and Vanquish® in 2006, the rare combination of pashmina and vicuna.
The brand, Dormeuil, fits comfortably into the world of contemporary luxury, pioneering innovative fabrics using the finest and rarest fibres from the world's best sources: New Zealand merino wool, silk from India and China, cashmere from Mongolia, vicuna from the Andes..... such creations have led Dormeuil to successfully and exclusively weave one of the finest and softest fibres in existence, Pashmina®, which is used for the most delicate stoles.
These exceptional fabrics are developed by the House's design office and manufactured, mostly in England, using traditional methods in harmony with the very best of modern technology.