Aquascutum was founded in 1851 with the mission to provide stylish protection from the unpredictable British weather.
Aquascutum invented and Patented the innovative technique of shower-proofing wools and was the first to introduce rain repellent cloth.
The name Aquascutum originates from the two Latin words “aqua”(water) and “scutum” shied.
Aquascutum plays an intrinsic role in the history of the trench coat; from the British government’s commission of john Emary to design an outerwear garment for the officers in the WW! Trenches, to the invention of the raglan sleeve to the deconstruction and re-interpretation of the trench and innovation of modern shower proof fabrics.