Their website’s claim that they are “the oldest manufacturing factory in the world, located in the heart of Britain. Since 1784.” is a stunning one. It says the place has been going since the very start of the industrial revolution. The industrial revolution that essentially made the whole of modern life, Mod fashion, included, possible. I mean, obviously it took another hundred and fifty years and a couple of world wars before everyday teenagers had the purchasing power and actual access to the kind of choice in clothing goods that made dressing up possible, but still. Guess it beats starving to death on your landlord’s farm.
Worth checking out. Plus they have a couple of very decent (though also very pricey) polos available.