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Top 30 UK-made Menswear Brands

We bring you our top 30 British-made menswear brands.

Stay on top of your sartorial game and support British design and manufacturing by visiting the stylish, quality menswear brands on our list. Every single one is made in Britain and 100% authentic!

&SONS Trading Co

Blackshore

The &SONS project is the creation of a range of unique workwear clothing designed by and for craftspeople, artisan makers, and creative pioneers in their chosen fields of endeavour. We take the best from the past to create clothing for the here and now.

Blackshore

Blackshore

Blackshore is the definitive casual menswear collection for discerning men who love the coastline of the British Isles. Supporting the resurgence of British manufacturing, their clothes are not only conceived and designed on the eastern edge of England but (in the case of our sewn garments) will be handmade in our own workshop in the heart of old Lowestoft.

Budd Shirts

Budd Shirts


Budd Shirtmakers are one of the few remaining West End shirtmakers to still have its own cutting room on the premises. As well as shirts, Budd carries an extensive range of dresswear, nightwear, a selection of ties and bow ties, braces, socks, and many more accessories. They are passionate in celebrating and supporting British craft and workmanship and all of their product is sourced in the UK. 

Fortis Clothing

Fortis Clothing


Fortis Clothing is a proud British Manufacturer of endurance clothing for the UK Police & Military Services along with Outdoor Apparel for the general public. All of their clothing is made on site at their family farm in Devon. Their workroom team is dedicated to providing the best quality outdoor apparel and they take pride in the garments they produce.

Halcyon Blue

Halcyon Blue


Halcyon Blue was established 2005. Although they can make a wide range of basic clothing, they specialise in working with stretch fabrics. From thermowave base layers and men’s underwear to T-shirts, all are made in their small factory in West Sussex.

HebTroCo

HebTroCo

Based in Hebden Bridge, on the Pennine hills, HebTroCo only sell products that are made in the north of England. They offer a lifetime guarantee for all manufacturing defects. They sold their first batch of trousers in 2016 and since then have launched custom belts, a range of boots, made by England’s last heavy bootmaker and jackets made from British woven cloth.

Mars Knitwear

Mars Knitwear

Mars Knitwear is a Leicester based knitwear manufacturer that has been producing the finest quality knitwear since 1994. All of their products are designed, manufactured, and carefully inspected in-house by their team of experts.

At the front lines of Mars are industry veterans Keith and Said who have a combined experience in the industry of over 70 years. Their passion for creating high quality products and immaculate attention to detail embody the Mars Knitwear vision.

Paul James Knitwear

Paul James Knitwear

Paul James are a luxury, Leicestershire-based knitwear manufacturer. They strive to deliver the purest knitwear experience, which is why they shun man-made fibres, instead using only 100% natural fibre yarns in the production of their knitwear.

Teddy Edward

Teddy Edward, UK-made
Teddy Edward

Teddy Edward offers an exclusive range of luxury British-made men’s clothing. Their country to town collection is 100% British, with a mix of new classics and modern pieces.

The Cotton London

The Cotton London
The Cotton London

The Cotton® London is a quintessentially British brand providing luxury menswear in Supima Cotton. The Cotton® London prides itself on understated luxury, unmatched elegance and innovation in their product lines which include premium printed t-shirts and made to order t-shirts. They utilise luxurious high-end cotton fabrics, modern technology, skilled artisan craftsmanship, superb customer experience, and an ethical and sustainable basis for their product line.

Touch of Tweed

Touch of Tweed

Touch of Tweed is a British, luxurious country and coastal clothing brand focusing on taking inspiration from the great British countryside and coastal areas, combining them with sustainable fabrics and practices to change the way we view fashion. Their debut collection includes sustainable sweatshirts and all British leather belts.

 Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

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Wolf in Sheeps Clothing

Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing design, cut and manufacture a range of luxury clothes for men.   Their products include shirts, jackets, coats and boxer shorts and offer delivery to over 40 countries worldwide.

Wood & Meadow

Wood & Meadow

Wood & Meadow is making a collection of workwear-inspired clothing, one garment at a time, and we’re beginning this journey with The Work Jacket. Supporting factories and textile communities as close to home as possible in the UK. This Work Jacket is made in Blackburn, Lancashire. Simple, fair pricing. Their mark-up on The Work Jacket is only 2-3x. The factory gets a fair price for their high standard of work. Doing something well.

Big Fox Apparel

Big Fox Apparel
Big Fox Apparel

Big Fox are a new all-inclusive and sustainable menswear range from the UK. Their clothes are handmade in the North East of England using fabrics sourced in the UK.

They ensure to use manufacturers who deliver the highest quality and ethical standards, who pay their staff a living wage. Their focus is to create a clothing range for men which is sustainable and friendly to the environment. They also want to change the stigma surrounding men’s body image and mental health. When you look good, you feel good.

Geoff Stocker

Geoff Stocker
Geoff Stocker

Geoff Stocker produces printed silk accessories for men using his own surface pattern designs and is printed and finished by UK factories under his own supervision. His range includes men’s silk dress scarves, neckties and dressing gowns.

Pajotten

Pajotten

Pajotten is a contemporary new sustainable British clothing brand creating simple, quiet, wearable clothes with a contemporary feel to them. Detailing is considered and kept to a utilitarian minimum.

The Pesky Partridge

The Pesky Partiridge, UK-made tweed menswear
The Pesky Partridge

The Pesky Partridge was founded in 2017 by Lucy Kay making bespoke country clothing and accessories in tweed. Everything is designed and made by Lucy in rural Nottinghamshire.

The tweed comes either from Yorkshire or is Harris tweed and all other components are sourced from other Nottinghamshire companies or within the UK. Making garments that fit each individual and are treasured for years is the aim.

Ramnation

Ramnation

Ramnation is founded on the belief that what you wear matters – and so does its provenance. Ramnation mens outerwear and accessories are made from the wool of Britain’s traditional and rare breed sheep – British from sheep to shop.

Raven Rock

Raven Rock
Raven Rock

RAVEN ROCK® was established in Nov 2018, they are a small online company from Wales selling menswear and men’s accessories. Their collection of casual menswear and accessories is made up from sustainable premium fabrics and yarns. They only use quality materials and everything is made with great attention to detail.

United Overalls

United Overalls

United Overalls are a new brand based in London, using Selvedge Denim woven in Lancashire and constructing every pair in North London. They want to show the world that the UK can make the best jeans by working with the only Denim Mill in England and the best jeans manufacturer in the UK. For the past two years they have been striving to make the highest quality denim jeans using English Woven Selvedge Denim and constructed in North London.

Blackhorse Lane Ateliers

Blackhorse Lane Atelier

Blackhorse Lane Atelier manufactures their own ready-to-wear line of selvedge & organic raw denim jeans. They offer multiple fits from modern slim to vintage straight, in multiple raw denims.

They’ve collaborated with like-minded brands including Drake’s, Christopher Raeburn, King & Tuckfield and more. They offer sampling & production services for clothing made with denim and similar heavy fabrics.

Community Clothing

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Community Clothing

Community Clothing is a manufacturer’s cooperative with a simple mission; to make excellent quality affordable clothes for men and women, to create great jobs for skilled workers and by doing this help to restore real pride in Britain’s textile communities.

Drakes

Drakes

Drakes shirts are all made to exacting standards in their shirting factory in Somerset. Their easyday ties are cut to an ever-so-slightly-slimmer width of 7cm and all made in their factory in East London.

Emma Willis

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Emma Willis

Emma Willis is an English womenswear and menswear shirt maker in London. In 1999, she opened her shop in Jermyn Street, on the corner of St James’s and in 2010 her English shirt-making factory opened in the centre of historic Gloucester. Her philosophy is to adhere to traditional English shirt-making techniques, using luxurious Swiss and West Indian Sea Island cottons.

Hiut Denim

Hiut Denim

Based in Cardigan, West Wales Hiut Denim make jeans. The town used to have Britain’s biggest jeans factory. It made 35,000 pairs every week for nearly 40 years. Then one day it closed. They are trying to get our town making jeans again.

John Smedley

John Smedley

John Smedley are creators of the World’s Finest Knitwear. Established in 1784, we are the oldest manufacturing factory in the world, crafting beautiful, high-quality garments that are designed to last, made in Britain and distributed the world over.

Lavenham

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Lavenham

Lavenham is an equestrian outfitter but today makes clothing and has collaborated with a number of brands such as of Kenzo, Joe Casely-Hayford and iconic brand Fred Perry.  Lavenham remains true to its origins as an equestrian outfitter, with a dedication to providing the best things on horseback; fit for purpose and unmistakably British.

Peregrine

Peregrine

Peregrine was and still is very much is a family brand.  Every step from the very first design to the finishing stitch is executed here in the UK, producing the same British clothing staples that have been worn and cherished for years but with a contemporary twist.

Private White VC

Private White VC

Based in the heart of Manchester, Private White V.C. is managed by World War I Victoria Cross recipient Private Jack White’s great grandchildren, In operation for over 100 years, they continue to produce garments in an honest and traditional way; using only the finest British fabrics, trims and components, sourced locally where possible.

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Comments

11 Comments

  1. Robert Easthope on June 8, 2018 at 8:16 am

    No John Smedley??????

  2. Donna Marks on June 8, 2018 at 8:37 am

    I loved this article, I checked out some of them in detail. I thought the video about Killer Kilts was great and have shared it on my lookbook

  3. Kenneth Craig on June 9, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    An enjoyable article, surprised that Turnbull& Asser, Hotter, Cheyney & Grenson don’t feature, but I suppose space is limited.

  4. Tim on June 10, 2018 at 7:42 am

    Child of the Jago/Jack Shepard?

  5. Paul Docherty on June 11, 2018 at 5:16 am

    Purveyors of Social Intercourse – POSI – UK streetwear brand that draws inspiration from people, relationships, communities and culture through social interaction, we’re nothing without people. Purveyors of Social Intercourse streetwear clothing encompasses T-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies and headwear.

  6. Robin on October 19, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    How about Ballantyne? Would that belong within the top 100? I own a overcoat of that brand and it’s stunning but also mysterious since a can’t find allot of info on it

  7. Michael McGough on May 16, 2020 at 8:52 am

    Blackhorse Lane Ateliers for best denim

    • teapea on June 22, 2020 at 10:14 am

      Yes, another vote for Blackhorse Lane!

      And it’s HIUT not HUIT!!!

  8. Jan Callison on July 1, 2020 at 4:49 pm

    Didn’t realize we had so many British brands. Fed up paying high prices for clothing made abroad.

  9. Chris on December 13, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    McNair, amazing shirts.

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