From its conception, over 170 years ago, Holland & Sherry has continued to supply prestigious tailors and luxury brands with the finest cloth. In 1836 Stephen George Holland & Frederick Sherry began the business as woollen merchants at 10 Old Bond Street, London, specialising in both woollen and silk cloths. 1886 saw Holland & Sherry moved premises to Golden Square, at the time the epicentre of the woollen merchanting trade.
By 1900 the firm was exporting to many countries and around that time a sales office was established in New York. In the early part of the twentieth century, the United Kingdom, Europe, North and South America were the dominant markets for the company. Amongst other distribution arrangements, there was a Holland & Sherry warehouse in St. Petersburg, Russia, a successful market prior to the revolution and now being successfully renewed.
By 1982 the business moved to Savile Row, which remains as our registered head office. In 1968 Holland & Sherry bought Scottish cloth merchant, Lowe Donald, based at Peebles, in the Scottish Borders and decided to locate their distribution to the purpose built warehouse there. Of all the cloth merchants of Golden Square which were established in the late 1800’s, only Holland & Sherry remains. Over the decades we have purchased nearly twenty other wool companies.
We are constantly engaged in research for ever finer and more luxurious fibres and fabric qualities; sourcing the finest natural fibres, ranging from super 200’s with cashmere to pure worsted Vicuña. Our cloths are woven in the time honoured way by generations of craftsmen to assured quality and good taste. A bespoke tailored garment in luxury Holland & Sherry cloth is truly an investment and always a pleasure to wear.
Our customer base covers a wide spectrum, from providing cloth for films such as Mission Impossible and Moulin Rouge to the cast of the English National Opera. We also pride ourselves in supporting the next generation in the fashion and textile industry.
British Textiles and Tailoring
The idea of the suit, an outfit of matching jacket and trousers, is widely credited as British. For more than 200 years British menswear has produced original and authentic fabric and garments, including tartan, tweed and fine woollen and worsted cloths. In the late 18th century, the fashionable tailors who developed British menswear and utilised British textiles, formed a tight circle of workshops in London’s West End, which is known globally today as Savile Row.
Britain has traditionally been at the forefront of the textiles and tailoring market for more than 200 years. Holland & Sherry is proud of its British heritage and continues to source cloth from textile manufacturers in Yorkshire and Scotland.
Focusing on the manufacture of wool fabric’s for men’s suiting, the West Yorkshire textile industry benefits from a damp climate and Pennine water which are particularly suited to the spinning and finishing of cotton and wool. Yorkshire mills are proud companies of tradition, whose history and expertise often stretch back over generations. Yorkshire textiles enjoy a reputation for high quality, based on tradition and history but also on the quality of raw materials and a high standard of finish.
Tartan and Tweed are synonymous with Scotland and have helped build an international identity and reputation for Scottish textiles. Tweed, woven from carded short wool, using rough fibres and warm rustic colours, has come to evoke the countryside and outdoor pursuits associated with Britishness.
The word ‘tweed’ itself is an English variant on the Scottish word tweel which referred to the wool cloth woven by hand by Scottish highlanders and island dwellers. The term has come to be associated with the tweed river, which runs through Peebles, where Holland & Sherry’s distribution warehouse is based, later becoming a description for all carded home spun wool.
The term ‘district check’ embraces a total of more than two hundred estate tweeds. In 1848 Prince Albert acquired the vast Balmoral estate in the North of Scotland, to where the Royal’s were followed by a number of other aristocratic families, attracted by the abundance of outdoor space with opportunity for hunting and fishing. The district check originates from the distinctive and exclusive patterns designed for wear by the staff of each estate, as a means of identification, similar to that of the Scottish clan tartans. These checks would also have been worn by the proprietors of each estate for the purpose of camouflage when hunting and shooting in the remote Scottish hills.
The cloth Harris Tweed itself originates from the beautiful remote islands of the Outer Hebrides – off the west coast of Scotland and has become one of the most famous wool textiles in the world, used predominantly in the menswear market. The unique selling point of Harris Tweed is its use of local materials and hand crafted techniques. The finished cloth is inspected and stamped on the reverse side with its trademark Orb, as certification and to promote and protect the name of Harris Tweed.
n the context of the tragic events of 13 November, we decided to republish the texts of our "Paris Issue" published in autumn 2013.
The geography of a city is first written with the names of its streets, squares and alleys. So what could be the text and subtext of Paris? Eva Truffaut recalls a memory for the Future Paris because anything can happen: love fiction, visit couch psychoanalysts and others ... If the names are written in Paris in words, those people remain in the form of 'initials. And if there are no capital letters, is that there is only one: capital Paris seen by ... Eva.
An Eva Truffaut text.
Roughing and fragments of a picture story in the form of selective nomenclature and disorderly which referred her to him, other and paris.
Street of the future, she would have seen for the first time ... abel street elegance, it would have a false air of Antonin artaud ... angers dead, he would lie down on it, the wake, if foutrait his protests, she forget her name ... disgust aligre up, he would smoke firecrackers cut with strychnine at breakfast ... street ambrosia, they déclameraient ginsberg ... amelot Street, the hotel is sordid street ... not the amsterdam less red showcase ... instead of Antwerp and against everything ... rue de l'arc-en-ciel, double rainbow all the way fucking accross the sky ... rue des archives, it does not ... démordrait the street ave maria, she would believe anything ...
/ Dream beethoven street, a game of musical chairs, its first coke, a birthday party, we will treat Jewish dirty, she did not return /
/ Dream of beautiful leaves street, she would find f. and to. they hide behind the door to spy patients c. /
City shepherdess edwige, eric, fredo, jenny, paquita ... this would be his privilege ... Avenue Bertie Albrecht Memory
/ Dream street wood wind at the corner, the chestnut seller, waffles return from school, she would be taken for a boy, it does not belie /
good street, anna, the one that sounds good ... street children, the light is incident, the apricot walls, she would not return next Saturday would tell him, it does not take into account, when the wait ... even crossing the white ball, it went photographierait alain c ... mist, shadow modiano ... Calvary Street, it would be for her ... a street camellias, cough, say thirty-three ... Street Cannebière the Remember a facility louise bourgeois street capri ... they do not would end to end.
/ Dream streets of the chair, a winter Sunday in m. the apartment is dark, she would play with the ambassadors. and T. /
charles street baudelaire, hipsters dine with mundane, she will scratch the back of her address book ... charlot street, nights at a passage lover whose heroine she would not ... china street, hospital, she did say anything ... Street of the five diamonds, four shooteuses on the asphalt ... instead of the five martyrs of memory for buffon High School
colette up, his neck feel cedar street ... the Commander, have dinner a feast ... stone dead end trust, his vacillerait.
/ Dream adviser street collignon she would a child, perhaps six years, a fig tree to 5th defy common sense, to 23 live Mendes France, he would call her grandfather she would have seen that Photo /
Street of the Convention, an abortion, there would be complications ... Copernicus Street, after the death of her grandmother, she would come over in a synagogue ... cronstadt street or marine or revolt ... dalida up, she would forget for a moment she had twice eighteen ... road halfpipe, late afternoon, she would seek the child, in return, they sing in the car ... Street of departure, they trinqueraient to their divorce ... passage of desire, these two are inseparable ... street below the banks, green papaya salad with lemongrass, tea, addition please ... impasse of the two angels, in the limbo of a pregnancy that would not reach the end, she would sleep longer quite street ... two balls, love in a net twenty centimeters above your head, the last page read Pariscope she would fire cheeks ... Street of the two bridges over the river, there would be three ... passage of the two doors, a sumptuous duchamp ... square of the tuning fork, their first disagreement.
/ Dream street of the dome, it will miscarry without anesthesia, "that'll teach you, little one! »/
square of the dead fighters writers for France, for the record
Street of Edinburgh, castles, Shetland ponies on postcards to his mother on their honeymoon ... Elijah faure street she would read after seeing Pierrot le fou ... St. Etienne marey she frôlerait schize the street fleurus ... at 27, gertrude stein, Toklas ... hay street, she would not do it ... Eddy Street rebaptiserait michel street, it would laugh it ... Street Fragonard, she would not close the lock ... Francoise street Dolto, would remember him from the couch serge up the ... ... fréhel because Eustace Street fridges, it would rely on him to no longer rely street ... the guards, she would stay on hers ... Wharf the station he would kiss, the next day she would leave the father of her child for him ... street georg friedrich handel because qu'ombra mai fu ... george street balanchine, Miss Nichols, her dance teacher, would carry a necklace with charms that tinterait at every street ... george eastman, finished the super 8 ... george street because bresson bernanos and pialat ... george street because perec W ... ginette street nephew, not a little ... 9 rue lies the heart, the hotel would beat Moreover, burroughs, remain immutable street ... the drop of gold, tajine Sunday ... street Manouchian group memory
Rue Gustave Courbet, the bookstore would sell way to a clothing store ... rue Gustave Flaubert, she did not make up his sentimental education ... ... hannah Arendt street helen memory for jacubowicz
Place Henri bergson she would cross the square, a pigeon wing frôlerait her face, she would keep a definite aversion ... instead of the institute does not réfrénerait his laughter on hearing the w's election to the Academy Street ... irises, her passport would be his "nutty" ... the Irish streets, those of Vincennes, obviously ... james joyce square, it would offer the bilingual edition of Ulysses she read aloud street ... for japan taste of sake ... Jean Jaurès Avenue vincent be waiting on the terrace ... went jean paulhan despite Celine despite Jouhandeau ... rue jean renoir, it would obviously ... Joseph Epstein up to memory ... memory for France alley fair
Place kossuth because an art and language ... cited the maze, do not lose the thread ... lauriston street to memory
leon stone street of the same name ... Street lilacs, she lie ... street lingerie, she would not tonight ... lisbon street miguel a letter telling him that the film library in peril ... quai de la Loire , she would love one day in August, later, she would find ... driveway yorgos louise labé she would live, die: to burn, would drown. it would be warm enduring extreme cold street ... louise weiss, his legs would steal before billingham ... quai du louvre she would throw her wedding ring in the Seine without making any street ... the moon and if it was a girl how to call -it ? mabillon street, the benevolent spectrum perec street at the crossroads ... madame, she would find a man ... passage of the madeleine, under the pale light of the morning star ... mahler leonard street Kastle.
/ Dream avenue Marcel Proust, she would die twice to resurrect it on camera /
Daisy Street duras, he would have no humor, it would be unacceptable ... up Jewish martyrs of the Winter Velodrome memory for street bad boys, thank you, she would have given ...
merlin street, nothing enchanting, would shrink the razor, she did not return ... mireille up, the ghost of ... Emmanuel berl modern Avenue, was ist ein moderner mensch?
/ Dream montevideo street, kaddish orphans behind the closed door, back from school, along the railway line, linking machine the bottom would have given his lease, caroline b. would have disappeared /
Street scaup "not miss" we would not have found ... mornay ring road, the homophonic game to conjure a spell ... square of mutuality, she would have seen the clash, would be distributed in the knee dislocated ... Street Myrha She would not give in to emotional blackmail ... street naples, spare no one does, it should operate, it is urgent ... avenue new york, scintillerait Ceiling passing riverboats.
/ Dream nicolo street, she would miscarry, at his side, a. sing don giovanni, the midwife would be in tears /
nile street, morphine would ... more street oradour effect on memory for gleans
orfila street, she would find m. in the dark, expose, reveal, fix, wash, hang, he would initiate ... villa hostages remain a mystery ... rue Oudinot, the fail anesthesia, expected approval for an alternative protocol ... Street of starters, she it would be, he plaquerait against the gate, passersby would pretend indifference ... Paschal Street in the hospital, she would choose to be alone ... Paul Léautaud up, she would divorce ... Pearl Street, a rigor metronomic she would visit every Tuesday, the exercise would be beneficial ... perrault street, she would discover Pina Bausch with a blue beard ... street of the small musk, benzoin and mixed with patchouli, she parfumerait in small stables street ... it would consider the summer ... tarquinia Petrarch street she would try the Ventoux? the standing stone street, at number 22, two Jean-Claude Avenue live there ... first stone serbia, the living room windows would face the Eiffel Tower, they give the room on the museum's garden galliera it there would be returned after the death of f ... Place Pigalle, square stone no longer sing the night owls, prostitutes also have deserted, only vestige unchanged the old mirror ball.
/ Dream door vanves after high school, she would sell her clothes flea would buy a dress for dancing that evening ... she would cross annette m. and christian b. /
Levi primo street to memory
dead hen chicken ... chicken ... Street Street ... street meadow farewell calf, cow, pig, brood of four ... Street son, she would never have street ... look, at 5, the sessions in stone f. would be more ambiguous, up the stairs, she would cross j ... rembrandt street, preferably at night ... villa rhyme, eight, ringing the intercom ... 5 rue Robert Estienne, she would hear the screams of the kids up from the school yard.
/ Dream street rock, a retired cop would permit him pass, he will not be content to graze /
rue saint ... no, she scrupulously avoid all the saints, vowing to do ... no deadlock of health, it would not be necessary to say more ... Santeuil street, his name would his memory ... wild street, he would make a overdose would be called samu, his motorcycle was stolen in the night ... rue de Seine, it would not make him ... Square séverine the velvet in the helmet, it would consider leaving the ... street sévigné, it would burn all his letters sigmund freud ... street, her legs would wear the most, it would be the first symptom ... passing sighs, they would have never been to Venice ... Stephenson Street, it would sell no ... taylor street, Would not he be rich ... street tehran, she would leave for neauphle ... passage of the telegraph, he would ask in marriage by jealousy ... street theater, she would take his scenes in horror ... street floor, it would disappear abruptly ... street Timbuktu, 52 days camel ... rue des trois brothers, she would regret not having ... passage of three sisters, she would keep her maiden name ... deadlock three faces, the laboratory would post the results, the diagnosis would not be fatal ... Street tunnel, where was he when she needed him? passage of the union, it would not bear another do enjoy the street ... Valery Larbaud it would offer ulysse bilingual edition, she would read aloud ... Vaneau Street, fear become familiar street ... varenne It would place the trunk ... warsaw, his first victim would be the dog ... pass the truth, back in her room, she would collapse ... and up victor hélène memory for basch
Street of victory, no sorrow or pity ... Street virtues, it would be resolved ... street comes, green capsules finally would indeed ... Street vines, no regrets ... purple street, she would change the lock ... passage of the Visitation, his threats would have no effect ... During Vincennes, whenever he would swear that this would be the last ... Vivienne gallery, she would not be fooled ... vital street, she would take her legs around his neck ... street in the vault, she would take his breath ... Watt Street, she would not turn ... Boulevard area, it would be free at last.
Turin is known to most as cold working metropolis linked to FIAT, but after the 2006 Winter Olympics and the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of national unity, proved hospitable and lively. Symbol of the twentieth century a dynamic, modern and futuristic, with the International Exposition of 1902 Turin gives off a vibrant culture made up of intellectuals, artists and industrial style-conscious, that driven by the spread of radio and cinema, infects the nation. The Turin industry apparel expanded rapidly between nineteenth and twentieth centuries, consecrated with the Expo 1911 and the luxurious Pavilion fashion. Economically, the big studios make Turin a real fashion capital, second only to Paris, from which you imported models. More than originality, the brand Turin possess exceptional craftsmanship and make clothes tailored refined taste for rich customers throughout Italy.