Journal — History

Turning back the clocks

Turning back the clocks

Autumn is a season of candles, open fires and an extra hour in bed. But why do we turn back the clocks? And what’s Chris Martin got to do with it?
One's true stripes

One's true stripes

From the British seaside to fashions of the last century, stripes evoke a feeling of timelessness. To celebrate the launch of our new BRITISH STRIPE jumper, here's a few facts about his humble design.
The history of the sweatshirt

The history of the sweatshirt

Who created the sweatshirt? When did it stop being merely sports wear? And what’s Vivienne Westwood got to do with it? Find out here.
History Lessons 03 / Tartan

History Lessons 03 / Tartan

While people tend to associate tartan with Scotland, it’s been worn across the globe for thousands of years. Explore it's fascinating history.
Then and now

Then and now

This week, we look at what we can learn from the wise women of WWII. From quality over quantity to ‘make do and mend’, there’s a lot we can learn from the 1940s.