Owner and creative director Kristian Ferner Robson established Oliver Brown as a leading destination for traditional and contemporary ready-to-wear collections, bespoke tailoring, formalwear hire and accessories.
The menswear brand specialises in designing collections of the highest quality, manufactured in England and using cloth sourced from some of the oldest mills in the North of England and Scotland. Oliver Brown is best known for its classic tailoring, formal morning and evening wear, as well as its heritage tweed collections. The brand’s mainstay is its superbly tailored collection of off-the-peg suits. Its celebrated house style is a combination of precise bespoke tailoring from Madrid, complemented by a more traditional Savile Row silhouette. The jacket features a high arm hole for a long waistline and a fuller, cleaner sleeve head. Around the fore shoulder there is a more natural drape and stronger chest, thus delivering the perfect balance between style and comfort, with clean lines, balance and correct proportions.
For over 35 years, the home of Oliver Brown has been on Chelsea’s Lower Sloane Street. In summer of 2017 the shop was expanded to double the size, introducing a dedicated bespoke and formalwear department. The space allows for the in-house, third generation master tailor, Juan Carlos, to cut and craft each garment in the middle of the store. His artistry can even be viewed from the tree-lined street outside – the only tailoring house in London to showcase craftsmanship in this way.
With each customer, Juan Carlos takes into consideration their individual stature, balance and stance, to establish how the suit will be worn. All patterns are drafted by hand and constructed by using age-old tailoring techniques, resulting in an impeccable fit, precision and a clean-cut finish. Made-to-Order and Semi-Bespoke services are also offered alongside Bespoke. Oliver Brown also offers a full hire service for its traditionally cut morning and evening wear collections and is Britain’s most notable independent retailers of top hats, offering the largest collection of original antique silk toppers in the world. Oliver Brown is also proud to house the world’s biggest collection of velvet smoking jackets.
In spring 2017, the brand was appointed an Official Licensee to Royal Ascot, launching a capsule formalwear collection designed in collaboration with the world’s most prestigious racecourse, as part of a five-year agreement. Oliver Brown is the go-to brand for sartorially aware gentleman of every generation, seeking traditional British menswear and classic tailoring
of the finest quality. Famous faces who have been spotted wearing the label include Damian Lewis, John Goodman, Gordon Ramsay, Rory Bremner and Sam Smith.
‘We are a customer-centric brand, dedicated to delivering an exemplary level of customer service,’ says Kristian Ferner Robson.
‘This extends right across the brand, from bespoke, ready-to-wear and hire in-store to our mail order and online channels. Once a gentleman shops with us, he will become a customer for life – there is something unique and incredibly special about Oliver Brown. I believe our unprecedented growth, recent expansion and prestigious alignment as an Official Licensee to Royal Ascot is testament to that.’
OLIVER BROWN 75 LOWER SLOANE STREET, LONDON, SW1W 8DA +44 (0)20 7259 9494