• 1539

    Scabal’s mill in historic Huddersfield, the cradle of English cloth, stopped grinding wheat, and began to work with cloth. This was in...

    Scabal’s mill in historic Huddersfield, the cradle of English cloth, stopped grinding wheat, and began to
    work with cloth. This was in response to rising taxes on grain, and a large amount of weavers arriving
    in Yorkshire during the Hundred Years War.

    Initially working as fullers, a job that involved stretching the woolen fibres by hand, looms were soon installed.
    Nearly 500 years later, we are still making the world’s finest fabrics at the same location.

  • 1799

    With the Industrial Revolution in England gathering pace, Scabal’s Huddersfield mill moved with technological change, and started to...

    With the Industrial Revolution in England gathering pace, Scabal’s Huddersfield mill moved with technological
    change, and started to mechanise some of the weaving process.

    This allowed for finer cloths to be crafted, but required constant monitoring and human judgment. Our
    process in this regard remains largely unchanged, with expert weavers guiding every step of the process.

  • 1907

    Wain Shiell open their store at No.2 Savile Row, in an elegant house originally built in 1735. The company had existed since 1807, and is still...

    Wain Shiell open their store at No.2 Savile Row, in an elegant house originally built in 1735.

    The company had existed since 1807, and is still a name synonymous with sartorial British style.

  • 1937

    Our workshop began to craft made-to-measure menswear; shortly becoming renowned across Europe as one of the premiere sartorial studios. It is...

    Our workshop began to craft made-to-measure menswear; shortly becoming renowned across Europe
    as one of the premiere sartorial studios.

    It is here at this family-owned atelier that we still make our superior garments today.

  • 1938

    Otto Hertz (1903 – 1991) eröffnet sein Geschäft in Brüssel, Belgien, in der Rue Royale. Entlang dieser Straße, die den...

    Otto Hertz (1903 – 1991) eröffnet sein Geschäft in Brüssel, Belgien, in der Rue Royale. Entlang dieser Straße, die den Königspalast von Brüssel mit unserem Büro verbindet, wurden im 20. Jahrhundert viele Herrenhäuser erbaut, darunter das Fünf-Sterne Hotel Astoria von Henri Van Dievoet. Mr. Hertz’ Vater hatte bereits einen Stoffladen in Essen, Deutschland, sodass er schon vor der Geschäftseröffnung Erfahrungen in dieser Branche hatte. Jeden Tag wurden die Schneider mit dem Fahrrad beliefert und Fahrräder brachten auch Lieferungen an den Bahnhof zum Versand in andere Städte.

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