• 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

    L’imprenditore tedesco Otto Hertz (1903 – 1991) avvia la sua attività in Belgio, a Bruxelles, in Rue Royale, la via che collega il...

    L’imprenditore tedesco Otto Hertz (1903 – 1991) avvia la sua attività in Belgio, a Bruxelles, in Rue Royale, la via che collega il palazzo reale di Bruxelles con la sede e sulla quale molti lussuosi edifici furono costruiti nel XX secolo, incluso l’hotel 5 stelle Astoria Hotel, dell’architetto Henri Van Dievoet. Il padre di Otto Hertz aveva un negozio di tessuti a Essen, in Germania, quindi la sua esperienza risale a prima del lancio dell’attività. Le consegne alle sartorie locali, o alla stazione per la spedizione in altre città, si facevano in bicicletta.

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