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“Good Work makes more Work” the history and longevity of super brand Lyle & Scott

Written by: Kimberley Sandford | December 13, 2013.

Way back when…

Lyle & Scott LogoLyle & Scott are a truly unique brand which has seen fashion through the decades; following and trend setting every step of the way.
Back in 1874 William Lyle & Walter Scott founded in Hawick, Scotland their new company Lyle & Scott with a minimalistic loan of only £800. DID YOU KNOW their aim originally was to try and meet the demands for exceptional quality under garments in Victorian Britain. Between 1874 and 1926 the Lyle & Scott brand grew and began to establish a worldwide reputation applying its expert woollen skills to further roads of fashion producing knitwear and in just two short years doubling their turnover. 1954 proved a milestone for Lyle & Scott which saw an incredible partnership with Christian Dior which produced a joint, branded cashmere range, this was the first of what would be many powerhouse collaborations.
Wondering why we haven’t yet mentioned that famous Lyle and Scott Eagle? That’s because it was born in the 60s, coinciding with the new golf wear range which was launched. This new relationship with golf yet again brought more global exposure for Lyle & Scott further developing a celebrity following, stars such as Bob Hope and Bing Crosby loved the brand.

The Royal Warrant

1975 was a big year for Lyle & Scott, as they received the ultimate reward for their emphasis on quality, craftsmanship, and excellence when they were appointed the Royal Warrant by HRH, The Duke of Edinburgh, they still hold this warrant today and each piece of Lyle & Scott attire bears the Royal Warrant in the back neck. By 1986 Lyle & Scott had established themselves as the leaders in golf wear again with a strict celebrity following.

Lyle & Scott in the naughties

In the 2000’s Lyle & Scott modernised their brand further to suit a new and younger generation. Due to its reputation, the brand has been particular popular amongst young talent in the fields of music, TV and film. Bands which have been spotted wearing the Lyle & Scott brand include Vampire Weekend and the Arctic Monkeys. Other fans of Lyle & Scott include Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Styles.

Faz Patel“Lyle & Scott is an extremely popular brand, a good garment speaks for itself, when men find a brand they like and feel a consistent quality with it they are very loyal.
Lyle & Scott are known for their abilities to create constant, top quality garments and have built up the trust from their loyal male followers.” – Faz Patel | Head Buyer at Mainline Menswear

Popular picks from the AW13 RANGE

Lyle & Scott in the media

Some brands are extremely popular amongst celebrities and Lyle & Scott is one of them, no doubt due to its premium quality and its Royal Warrant. A particular loyal fan of the brand is X Factor judge Gary Barlow who is often spotted on the show wearing Lyle & Scott polo shirts and also he’s been spotted out in public wearing long sleeves too which you can find here.

Lyle and Scott Collections

Due to the broad ranges of clothing Lyle & Scott produce they have a unique set of collections all with their own unique twist. The Lyle and Scott Vintage Collection encompasses the golden eagle logo as seen across the world as the height of fashion, and is a must have item in every man’s wardrobe. This collection includes Lyle & Scott T Shirts, Jumpers and Zip tops, Shirts, men’s jackets and a range of accessories, across a whole range of colours and styles. Their T-shirts are worn by all ages and across all fashion boundaries from bands like Kasabian and Razorlight, sportsmen like Cristiano Ronaldo (the world’s most expensive Lyle and Scott wearing footballer), Stuart Hicks, and golfing legends like Greg Norman, Sandy Lyle and Lee Westwood.

The Lyle and Scott Club Collection is uniquely identified by the presence of the green eagle logo and the Lyle and Scott Heritage Collection is instantly recognizable by the insignia eagle logo embroidered on each piece in the collection.

LYLE AND SCOTT LOGOS

Our top picks of Lyle & Scott AW13 items available at Mainline Menswear – Also don’t forget to check out the fantastic range of Lyle & Scott SALE items available at Mainline Menswear

LYLE-AND-SCOTT-TARTAN-PRINT-ZIP-TOP-JUMPER-GREEN
LYLE & SCOTT TARTAN PRINT ZIP TOP JUMPER-GREEN

LYLE-AND-SCOTT-SHAWL-COLLAR-JUMPER-SOLID-GREY
LYLE & SCOTT SHAWL COLLAR JUMPER SOLID GREY

LYLE-AND-SCOTT-NYLON-PATCH-KNIT-JUMPER-TRUE-BLUE
LYLE AND SCOTT NYLON PATCH KNIT JUMPER TRUE BLUE

LYLE-AND-SCOTT-CREW-NECK-STRIPE-JUMPER-NEW-NAVY
LYLE AND SCOTT CREW NECK STRIPE JUMPER-NEW NAVY

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