Turnbull and Asser: Made in England, 130 Years

A book by the menswear writer James Sherwood charts the history of the British shirtmakers Turnbull and Asser

Last year the British shirtmakers Turnbull and Asser celebrated its 130-year anniversary. To further commemorate the occasion, the brand commissioned the menswear writer James Sherwood to create a book on its history.

For Turnbull and Asser: Made in England, 130 Years, Sherwood went through the brand’s archive, unearthing rare photographs and stories. The book also features commentaries from past employees including the brand’s managing director Ken Williams and its first custodian of the royal warrant Paul Cuss, as well as anecdotes from a few Hollywood stars.

Founded in 1885 by the hosier Reginald Turnbull and salesman Ernest Asser, Turnbull and Asser is a west London shirtmakers with a prestigious reputation. The brand has dressed figures including Winston Churchill, Prince Charles, Pablo Picasso and Charlie Chaplin.