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Aquascutum

Not many brands can boast of a history as impressive as Aquascutum and the new season from the British heavyweights is now available online at Xile. Having grown to become an iconic brand in the United Kingdom Aquascutum has spread worldwide in the past decade thanks to a number of high profile collaborations and boundary breaking collections.

The history of Aquascutum stretches all the way back to 1851 when menswear designer John Emary opened his first store on Regents Street, helping to tailor London’s socialite of the day. The name Aquascutum did not appear for the first few years however and only stuck when the brand created a water repellant jacket. The name Aquascutum literally translates from Latin as ‘Water Shield’ and it was not long before Aquascutum Jackets could be seen on men throughout London.The quality of Aquascutum construction along with it’s unique water repellant material meant army officers quickly recognised that the substance of the jacket could be perfect for the harsh conditions they often found themselves in. Aquascutum has been worn by the British army throughout the Crimean War, along with both World Wars.

Aquascutum are best known for their iconic Club Check design which is instantly recognisable and is something of a stamp of quality. Us at Xile are not the only ones to love Aquascutum however and the brand has previously been awarded a Royal Warrant aswell as being worn by some of the most important figures in recent British history.

The latest collection from Aquascutum offers a range of shirts, jackets, T-shirts and accessories. Aquascutum menswear is recognised for its quality construction along with the playful use of the club check throughout the collection. You can shop the full offering of Aquascutum online at Xile now.