Burberry was founded in 1856 when 21-year-old Thomas Burberry, a former draper's apprentice, opened his own store in Basingstoke, Hampshire, England. By 1870, the business had established itself by focusing on the development of outdoors attire. In 1879, Burberry introduced in his brand the gabardine, a hardwearing, water-resistant yet breathable fabric, in which the yarn is waterproofed before weaving. "Burberry" was the original name, but then the company soon switched to using the name "Burberrys", after many customers from around the world began calling it "Burberrys of London". In 1999, it reverted to its old name, "Burberry". The name "Burberrys of London" is still visible on many older Burberry products.
The men’s blazer is by definition an odd jacket. The blazer is not part of a suit and the color of a blazer really has no limits. It is a great way to add a whole new range of outfits by pairing them with anything from a pair of jeans to a different colored trouser. Among the details of the men’s blazer is whether to get your garment in a single or double-breasted style. The double-breasted jacket is definitely a more formal jacket and you want to dress it up accordingly.
MODERN FIT VIRGIN WOOL HALF-CANVAS JACKET
A modern fit jacket crafted from textured virgin wool. The jacket has a half-canvas construction with several layers of natural horsehair. Expertly cut and shaped, the canvas creates a structured chest, soft lapel roll and a tailored collar. Sartorial details include set-in sleeves, large patch pockets and a Melton undercollar. The single-breasted design fastens with distinctive metal buttons.
MODERN FIT WOOL MOHAIR PART-CANVAS JACKET
A modern fit jacket crafted in an ultra-fine wool and mohair blend. The jacket has a part-canvas construction. With a layer of natural horsehair at the chest, the canvassing moulds to the cut of the jacket, creating a light handle and a clean silhouette. Referencing traditional tailoring, the design is finished with notch lapels and sartorial pick-stitch detail.
MODERN FIT WOOL PART-CANVAS JACKET
A refined tailored jacket crafted from a wool and cashmere blend woven in England. The jacket has a part-canvas construction. With a layer of natural horsehair at the chest, the canvassing moulds to the cut of the jacket, creating a light handle and a clean silhouette. Flap pockets, notch lapels and a welt pocket at the chest complete the piece.
SLIM FIT SHAWL LAPEL LINEN SILK EVENING JACKET
An Italian-tailored slim single-breasted evening jacket in a technical linen and silk hopsack cloth. Designed for black-tie events, the design features shawl lapels. Featuring lightly padded shoulders and a darted front, the jacket has a double back vent and fabric-covered buttons.
SLIM FIT TAILORED SILK JACKET
A tailored slim fit jacket cut from lustrous silk. Made in Italy, the special-occasion piece features hand-finished sleeves and a Melton undercollar.