Lyle & Scott have grown from humble beginnings to become one of the most influential brands in British menswear with a rich history and bright future. Starting with an £800 loan and a desire to create knitted underwear William Lyle & Walter Scott took the steps into what would become one of Scotland’s most successful clothing companies. Founded in Hawick, Scotland in 1874 the brand quickly gained a reputation for its quality design and became legendary for its premium knitwear. As the brand grew in reputation and following. Lyle & Scott became a fashion mainstay, collaborating with some of the biggest names including Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent and Liberty.
By the 1980’s the brand were a staple of British youth culture and the brands iconic Golden Eagle logo became a mark of quality and excellence. The brand has continued to build on this reputation and history with their knitwear and polo shirts being at the forefront of the early noughties’ indie movement, seen on bands including Bloc Party and the Arctic Monkeys.
History remains key to the Lyle & Scott collections and the brand effortlessly blend modern designs and trends with traditional styles and quality construction. With a separate sportswear and golfing line which has become a staple in British life. The influence of the brand has even been recognised by the Royal Family who awarded Lyle & Scott a Royal Warrant as the supplier of knitwear to HRH the Prince of Wales.
In recent years the brand has continued to evolve and the latest seasons have included bright colours, contemporary silhouettes and graphic prints. In the last few years, the brand has teamed up with designers such as Jonathan Saunders, Universal Works and Present London. With an enduring relevance and rich history, Lyle & Scott are one of the most important Scottish fashion brands around and you can shop the latest collection including polo shirts, t-shirts, shorts and jackets online now at Xile Clothing as well as our stores in Edinburgh, Livingston and Glasgow.