ROYAL WARRANT SHIRTMAKERS
At Turnbull & Asser we are proud of our heritage, which dates back to 1885 when the brand was founded by John Arthur Turnbull and Earnest Asser. From our historic Jermyn Street home and stores in Mayfair and Manhattan, we continue to provide discerning gentlemen around the world with expertly handmade clothing and accessories and a quintessentially English sense of style. We are distinguished by the attentive professionalism of our staff and are renowned for our craftsmanship, found in immaculate bespoke shirtmaking and flawless ready-to-wear collections. Our designs have an emphasis on bold colours and innovation, with a flourish of imagination and playful humour.
Turnbull & Asser was granted the royal warrant for shirtmaking by HRH Prince of Wales in 1980 – the first ever warrant that Prince Charles awarded. Alongside royalty our shirts have been worn by world leaders, film stars, sportsmen and artists alike; we dressed Sir Sean Connery in his first James Bond adventure in 1962’s Dr No, a cinematic relationship we continued with Pierce Brosnan’s 007 escapades and, more recently, Daniel Craig, in 2006’s Casino Royale. Famous females have graced our stores too; Bianca Jagger, Lauren Bacall, Katherine Hepburn and Twiggy are just a few of the powerhouse women to have favoured T&A shirts.
At Turnbull & Asser we champion craftsmanship and adhere to a ‘made in England’ mantra; our shirts and ties are handmade by experienced craftsmen and seamstresses in factories in Gloucester and Kent respectively. Never compromising on quality, our cutters train as apprentices for a minimum of five years, while the close-knit construction team follow specific techniques that have been handed down over six generations.
We believe there are few experiences more satisfying than pulling on a crisply laundered shirt that’s been made for you, and you alone. With over 1000 fabrics, 25 collar and cuff options and 20 monogram style, all you need is a little imagination to build you bespoke design.
While we cherish our heritage and robust history, we also champion eccentricity and innovation. At Turnbull & Asser we believe in style with character.