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Chester Barrie

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of 5 Golden Square, London, W1. Telephone: Gerrard 2966. Cables: "Ackclothes, London"

  • [1] 1935 The company was founded by an American tailor, Simon Ackermann, who moved to Crewe, in Cheshire, in order to have a chance to use the precious fabrics of the area and the expert hands of local artisans.
  • 1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Hand Tailored Suits, Coats and Sportswear for Men and Women. (Earls Court, Ground Floor, Stands No. 313 and 314) [2]
  • 2002 The company's factory in Crewe closed with the loss of 250 jobs, when it went into receivership. [3]
  • The year 2002 was the start of a new period for the brand, which was divided into The Cheshire Clothing Company for manufacturing and Chester Barrie Ltd for marketing.
  • The shop on London's Saville Row, the street of the oldest English tailoring workshops, is now owned by The Specialty Retail Group Plc.

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Dizionario della Moda
  2. 1947 British Industries Fair p24
  3. [2] Access My Library