The Brook Taverner story started in 1912 with Frank Brook and Walter Taverner on a boat to Calcutta. Their first business venture was selling buttons to tailors, but soon linings and then cloth were added to the range. It was cloth which propelled the business forward, and despite tricky times in between the two wars, one of the largest stock supported fabric ranges in the country was built up concentrating entirely on the menswear.
In 1967, with many traditional tailors’ shops disappearing, it was decided that a cut, make and trim service should be offered. Five years later, this led to a comprehensive ready-to-wear range being introduced. Today, Brook Taverner, based in Yorkshire, is one of the UK’s most respected names in men’s classic tailoring.