Here’s a thread on the Kitmeout Forum worth a butchers: Ede & Ravenscroft
“oldest fashion brand? i know this has been discussed on kitmeout before but could Ede & Ravenscroft be the oldest?
Ede & Ravenscroft, the British tailoring business founded in 1689, has received a fourth royal warrant. For 320 years Ede & Ravenscroft has upheld its reputation as tailors of distinction, commissioning robes for all occasions, including coronations, judiciary and graduation.
The tailor held three royal warrants as robe makers to Queen Elizabeth II, The Duke of Edinburgh and The Prince of Wales however the newest warrant will be incorporated into the existing one from the Queen for tailoring services.
Philip Thomas, director of tailoring at Ede & Ravenscroft said: “We are proud to have been granted a Royal Warrant from Her Majesty the Queen for tailoring and to continue our heritage of providing the highest levels of craftsmanship.”
Thought to be the oldest tailor in the world, Ede and Ravenscroft also offer men’s and women’s attire, such as weekend wear, formal wear, accessories, bespoke and personal tailoring.”