Oh the timeless beauty that is Burberry. A company that has been in existence for over 150 years is still turning heads in their classic checks and flattering lines. Wanting to know more? Here is the Burberry break down.
Burberry was founded by trained dress maker Thomas Burberry at the age of 21 in 1856. The first store was opened on Winchester St. in Basingstoke England and didn’t move to London until 1891. Before the birth of the iconic trench coat Burberry made mostly outdoors attire. His first fabric of choice was Gabardine a water resistant yet breathable fabric. He would use this fabric to outfit some of the early famous explorers. From ski suits to tents to aviation suits and even police coats Burberry was the man to go to stay warm and dry.
Burberry loves the use of plaid print or checks as they call it. Created in the 1920’s the checks were used as lining in coats. Ever wonder which is which? Impress even the most fashion savvy with the checks lingo:
Haymarket: Classic check with the Burberry equestrian knight
House: Classic check without the Burberry equestrian knight
Nova: Newer and larger check pattern. Cream/Tan background with vertical and horizontal Black/Pink/Red stripe
Supernova: Larger Nova check
Exploded: Check will usually have 1 metallic color like silver
Smoked: Classic check in a darker color without equestrian knight
The Beat: Classic check in Black/White
To this day you can never go wrong with a beautiful Burberry. If you haven’t already snagged one for your wardrobe come see us. We can help find you that ultimate classic piece that will never go out of style.