In 1963, Ben Sherman came back from America with the idea of making a button-down shirt. Having noticed the style adopted by polo players of the time who used the button-downs to keep their shirt collars where they should be whilst riding, he set about creating his own. Taking inspiration from his Fathers work as a tailor, he created an icon and this practical, yet stylish garment was soon adopted by a set of style leaders back in England. Having been adopted by many of the significant cultural movement over the past five decades, Ben Sherman now presents a full lifestyle offering, available in over 40 countries worldwide and continues to embrace a heritage of modernism.
Ben Sherman started making shirts in the 1960s from a small factory in Brighton. In 1963 he founded the Ben Sherman Company. The trademark shirts are now sold throughout the UK, Europe, US and Japan. Although best known for its shirts, Ben Sherman now sells almost a million pairs of shoes and 600,000 pairs of jeans, globally, per year.