Lyle and Scott was founded in 1874 as a knitwear company in Hawick, Scotland. Created by William Lyle and Walter Scott, their aim was to create high quality underwear for Victorian Britain. They quickly progressed to knitted outerwear, supplying jumpers, polos and cardigans to the everyday man.
As Lyle and Scott grew, they formed collaborations with many famous designer brands. Their first came in 1954 with Dior, which was followed rapidly by links with brands like Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent and Michael Kors.
In the 1960s Lyle and Scott became a famous golf brand, supplying kit to golfers like Gary Player and Tony Jacklin. The link with golf solidified their logo, the eagle; a golfing term for achieving two shots under par. Lyle and Scott continue to produce a golf range today, focusing on fusing athletic performance with technical features.
They also have two other key ranges, Lyle and Scott Classic, and Lyle and Scott Contemporary. Classic is a timeless collection, encapsulating strong brand provenance and mainstream acceptance. The Contemporary collection is trend led, to be worn by the fashion conscious individual, in step with new and changing styles.
Nowadays, Lyle and Scott is worn by men from all walks of life. During the noughties, the iconic coloured polo shirts featuring the golden eagle were famous in the indie pop scene. Bands like Vampire Weekend, Bloc Party and Arctic Monkeys were often seen wearing the brand, which helped to increase the reach of the label.
The range of clothing that Lyle and Scott produce is from t-shirts and polos to jackets, coats and shirts. They also sell footwear and accessories, like bags, hats and sunglasses.
Due to the range of clothing they offer, they can cater to almost everyone’s needs. From smarter shirts to casual polos and tees, you really are spoilt for choice. Lyle and Scott is also favoured by several celebrities, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Gary Barlow and David Beckham.
Lyle & Scott have just joined the menswear fashion department at the Chelmsford Quadrant store, alongside other prestigious brands, such as Gant, Barbour & Superdry.