The British luxury fashion house of Burberry was founded by Thomas Burberry (1835-1926) in 1856.
Since 1956, the fashion house has done quite a lot of cool stuff such as inventing the iconic trench coat, outfitting Norwegian Roald Amundsen on his expedition to the South Pole (now there’s a stylish explorer for you).
Burberry operates under five different brands: Burberry Prorsum, Burberry Sport (fail), Thomas Burberry, Burberry Black Label Men and Burberry Blue Label Women. My favorite? Burberry Prorsum.
The chief designer, or creative officer, if you will, of Burberry these days is the magnificent English designer Christopher Bailey (1971 – ), who’s held the position since 2009.