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The History of the Bank Collar
The History of the Bank Collar

Here at Budd we can trace our lineage back to 1847 to Webster Brothers. Webster Brothers was founded in 1847 by...

Posted by Poppy Charles on November 14, 2016
The Raglan Sleeve Shirt
The Raglan Sleeve Shirt

Introducing our Raglan Sleeve shirt, made from a pattern found in the Budd archives, this casual style shirt is...

Posted by Poppy Charles on August 11, 2016
The Evolution of Black Tie
The Evolution of Black Tie

Black Tie is widely seen as a particularly elegant code of dress; so it is difficult to imagine that it began li...

Posted by Poppy Charles on February 04, 2016
The History Of The Budd Stripe 2015
The History Of The Budd Stripe 2015

Budd’s exclusive house stripe shirt was originally designed in the 1920s. In those days it was made in silk and ...

Posted by Poppy Charles on July 29, 2015
The History of Fox Brothers
The History of Fox Brothers

Fox brothers is a family business founded by Thomas Fox in Wellington in 1772 who had taken over the family busi...

Posted by Poppy Charles on November 27, 2014
The History of the Cravat
The History of the Cravat

The cravat, the ancient ancestor of the tie and the distant relative of the bow tie, is having somewhat of a ren...

Posted by Poppy Charles on October 17, 2014
A lesson in madder
A lesson in madder

We have a selection of new madder scarves and ties in the shop just in time for Summer. Our madder silk scarves...

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White Tie - An Elegant History
White Tie - An Elegant History

White tie is the original formal dress code and is regarded as the highest level of elegance. It is traditional...

Posted by Poppy Charles on March 10, 2014
Mad About Moiré
Mad About Moiré

The fabric Moiré is known for it's watered appearance and is produced mainly in silk, but also in wool, rayon an...

Posted by Poppy Charles on February 24, 2014
Our Andover Workshop
Our Andover Workshop

Our small workshop at Andover in Hampshire is responsible for sewing together our shirts, whether bespoke, made ...

Posted by Poppy Charles on January 31, 2014