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Ben Sherman
Full name Ben Sherman Group Limited
Founded 1963
Founder Ben Sherman
(born Arthur Bernard Sugarman)
Director(s) Miles Gray, Michael Lamont
Clothing Style Mod, Skinhead
& various contemporary styles
Place of Origin Brighton, England

Ben Sherman is a British clothing company, producing shirts, suits, shoes, accessories and other items. Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Skinheads, named for their close-cropped or shaven heads, are a working-class subculture that originated in the United Kingdom in the late 1960s, and then spread to other parts of the world. ... For other places with the same name, see Brighton (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...


Ben Sherman clothing designs sometimes feature the roundel and colours of the British Royal Air Force, often called the mod target. More recent Ben Sherman shirts are often identified with unusual and complex designs, and the so-called Carnaby-style of fitted shirts. The company has four ranges of clothing: Women's, Men's, Youth and Kids. The modern proportion RAF roundel A roundel in heraldry is any circular shape; in military use it is an emblem of nationality employed on military aircraft and air force flags, generally round and consisting of concentric rings of different colors. ... RAF redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Londons Carnaby Street is in the district of Soho and just to the east of Regent Street. ...


The company was founded in 1963 by Arthur Bernard Sugarman (1925-1987), who was born in Brighton as a son of a Jewish salesman. He emigrated to the United States in 1946 via Canada and changed his nationality to American. He married the daughter of a Californian clothes producer and went back to Brighton later where he bought a concourse shirt factory. The brand became famous for being sported by several well-known musicians and singers. It was the first company to produce the famous Oxford button-down shirt, which became a fashion staple for mods, skinheads and suedeheads. The brand has been the fourth largest men's casual wear brand in the United Kingdom. In American English, a dress shirt is a mens shirt with a collar, a full-length opening up the front from the collar to the hem, and full length sleeves with cuffs. ... Skinheads, named for their close-cropped or shaven heads, are a working-class subculture that originated in the United Kingdom in the late 1960s, and then spread to other parts of the world. ... Suedehead was an early-1970s offshoot of the skinhead subculture in the United Kingdom. ...


References

  • Paolo Hewitt & Terry Rawlings (2004). My Favourite Shirt: A History of Ben Sherman Style.

External links

  • Official Ben Sherman website
  • Ben Sherman Retailer
  • US Ben Sherman website
  • Australian Ben Sherman website
  • Review of a Ben Sherman museum exhibition.
Mods
1960s - Blowup - Casuals - United Kingdom - Lambretta - Pete Meaden - Mods & Rockers - Pop art - Quadrophenia (film) - Roundel - Scooter - Scooterboy - Sharpies - Skinhead - Suedehead - Swinging London - Speed (drug) - Twisted Wheel - Union Jack - Youth subculture - Vespa
Music
2 Tone - Acid Jazz - Beat music - Blue-eyed soul - Blue Beat - British Invasion - Britpop - Freakbeat - Garage rock - Jazz - Mod revival - Modern soul - Motown - Northern Soul - Power Pop - Psychedelic rock - Reggae - R&B - Rocksteady - Soul - Ska - Stax Records - Trojan Records
Clothing
Ben Sherman - Bespoke tailoring - Brogues - Carnaby Street - Chelsea boot - Fishtail parka - Fred Perry - Harrington - Levi's - Loafers - Parka - Sta-Prest - Suit
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Ben Sherman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (240 words)
Ben Sherman shirts are often identified with unusual and complex designs and the so called Carnaby Fit style of fitted shirts, and became famous by being sported by a host of musicians and singers.
Ben Sherman was founded in 1963, and was the first company to produce the famous "Oxford style" button-down shirt.
The founder was born Arthur Bernard Sugarman in 1946, and died in 1987.
Ben Sherman (258 words)
Demand overwhelmed the original factory, and in 1969 Ben Sherman established further production units in factories and converted ballrooms in Northern Ireland to cater for his ever growing market.
Between 1972 and 1975 the company saw a number of changes, as did Ben Sherman himself, who took off for life on the beach in Australia.
Sherman was committed to the good life, and also to quality and fine tailoring.
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