Burberry is a luxury British fashion house with a long and successful history. Thomas Burberry, the brand’s founder, established the company in 1856. The first UK store opened in 1891 in Haymarket, London. For nearly 100 years, Burberry remained a family-controlled company, finding its niche in the development of outdoor attire. Thomas Burberry produced and marketed gabardine, a water-proof material tightly woven to make breathable yet tough clothing, a material of his own creation that would go on to ensure Burberry’s rise to prominence.
The famous Burberry trench coat and check fabric have been popular with the public since the 1920s, with the trench coat originally engineered for military personnel during World War One. Since then, the fashion house has signed deals with multiple manufacturers to establish stores in 59 countries worldwide. They now have lines in outdoor attire, suits, trainers, accessories, fragrances and, of course, sunglasses. Brother2Brother stocks a range of Burberry eyewear that features the celebrated check pattern design.