Our Story

One of few independent formalwear retailers, Favourbrook’s unique offering of formalwear for men and women is rooted in tradition but by no means constrained by it. We believe that wearing the correct attire for a special occasion needn’t mean losing one’s individual style and personality.

Our collections react to the needs of our customers rather than trends. Established on London’s Jermyn Street in 1993, Favourbook continues to provide occasionwear that customers will treasure. Here’s how the story began.

Straight out of art school, Oliver Spencer was making a living selling second hand clothes on Portobello Road when he was given the opportunity to raid the seconds rolls of Stephen Walters’ silk mill. Full of ideas, he jumped at the chance to turn the leftover ecclesiastical fabrics he found into waistcoats. With the opening of the Piccadilly Arcade store, the Favourbrook brand was born – making formalwear for people with a passion for textiles.

With a little help from a starring role in Four Weddings and a Funeral, the Favourbrook brand has largely built its reputation through word of mouth. Our diverse customer base appreciate that we offer something different; that we follow our customers, not trends; and that we love what we do.

Just as our customers will continue to dress up for special occasions, we will continue to nurture the look and values of Favourbrook. Our ideal is to design and produce clothing that makes the wearer feel fantastic; clothing that will take a special place in your wardrobe.

Favourbrook produces small runs of menswear and womenswear set apart by both peerless quality and aesthetic panache. Designed in London and handmade in the UK and Europe, this is formalwear with a difference: memorable clothing for memorable occasions.
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