Burberry


Burberry was founded in Basingstoke in 1856 by Thomas Burberry at the age of just 21, his clothing was designed to protect the wearer from British weather and created gabardine which was an effective waterproof material which was later to be used by explorers in polar expeditions, air balloons and by Ernest Shackleton in his Endurance expedition, the Burberry trench coat was also used during world war one and in the 1920's, the pattern you see on items of clothing today was patented.