Hemingsworth is a British-made menswear brand equipping the wardrobes of the world’s movers and shakers who constantly flit between time zones and seasons. Making the most comfortable and luxurious garments a man would want to wear, Hemingsworth exists for individuals whose wardrobes are changing all the time as they move between clime and continent, boardroom and boardwalk.
The brand, conceived by the founder Matt Jones and his creative director Henry Butler, was launched in 2017 after four years of preparation. Hemingsworth sets a new standard in long-lasting, comfortable and stylish travel attire for men, providing the effortless answer for all formal and informal occasions, as well as the journey in between. Exclusive fabrics, elegant swimwear and classic British styles are the hallmarks of a collection, which is characterised by timeless design and superb quality.
Hemingsworth’s swimwear has been at the forefront of the brand’s rise to prominence. Its Clipper range has been described as ‘the world’s most luxurious swim short’, whilst its new Kulbir Gurkha swim short is notable for its double-pleated, crossover belt fastening. Its trim, tailored look is as at home in the hotel bar as it is beside the pool. The secret of the swimwear’s success lies in its 29-piece pattern and 17 hand-finished stages, twinned with quick-drying fabrics, exclusive fittings and its bespoke integral waist belt that can be adjusted throughout the day.
Hemingsworth is proud to be a British brand and has invested in and supported British manufacturing, which is still world- renowned for quality. Its clothes are made in factories in London, Sheffield, Leicester and Blackburn, and are stocked in stores including Harrods, Fortnum & Mason and Selfridges.
Last year was a year like no other, but it provided Hemingsworth with an opportunity to support the British manufacturing industry on which it relies. As economic conditions tightened, Hemingsworth channelled work to British factories, championing their design and manufacturing capabilities to the NHS, whilst also speeding up the development of future collections to provide continued work. It also developed reusable scrubs for the NHS, as well as donating 50 per cent of sales to facilitate the supply of more PPE.
The pandemic also provided the brand with an opportunity to engage more closely with its loyal clientele, a process which in turn has led to new collections and additions to existing ones. The new ultra-light goose down 1000-fill gilet, for instance, was the response to the demand for transitional wear in colder climes and represents the introduction of the brand’s new autumn/winter transitional collection.
Celebrating the best of British design, footwear joins the collection for 2021, in the shape of Hemingsworth’s Niven deck shoe and Dali espadrille, both made by storied shoemakers Goral of Sheffield. A renewed collaboration with master clothmaker Fox Brothers has resulted in new designs for Hemingsworth’s signature Clipper swim short.
All in all, it’s easy to see why Hemingsworth’s stylish yet understated clothes are worn by a discerning clientele worldwide, including Hollywood A-listers, royals and chart-topping singers.