• NEW WORLD: DISCOVERING FROBISHER | PWVC Journal

    Our new launch, the Ventile® Frobisher lets you take comfort from winter’s extremes. Created in close collaboration with Canadian men’s retailer The Helm, it is engineered to endure the harshest of winter conditions: a coat as comforting in Greenland as it is in green parks.
  • BBC - UK COTTON BACK IN PRODUCTION IN MANCHESTER

    Long before Manchester had football, it had cotton. The city and surrounding region was built on the success of spinning and sewing during the industrial revolution, giving rise to its catchy nickname, Cottonopolis. But as production slowed, moved off shore and we began to import, the beautiful red brick mills in the North West fell silent. Now, ending a 40-year...
  • DAVID BECKHAM VISITS PRIVATE WHITE V.C.

    So on the first day in his new role as the Ambassadorial President of the British Fashion Council what is the first thing that David Beckham does…? Jumps in a car and drives up to Manchester to see our beautiful factory and our amazing team. Such a gentleman. So charming and so generous with his time and enthusiasm.
  • THE VENTILE® MAC

    When our factory was founded over 100 years ago, it was one of more than 300 in the city of Manchester. We specialised in one coat, in two colours. Throw your mind back to those pictures you’ve seen of days gone by when men wore 3 piece suits, a brimmed hat and carried a briefcase – the chances are they...
  • VENTILE® - AN OLD FAITHFUL FRIEND OF OURS

    We live and work in one of the wettest cities in the UK; so, it’s fair to say that over the 100 and something years our factory has been stitching outerwear, we’ve picked up a trick or two to help you beat the wind and rain. Water proofing all boils down to one thing - fabric, and few do it...
  • A MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO & FOUNDER

    Last month we went live with our new Pricing Manifesto and so far the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. The world of retailing has evolved almost beyond recognition in recent years and so we feel it is only too appropriate to combat such seismic changes with a more modern and more relevant approach to pricing. The customer these days is...
  • PRIVATE WHITE V.C. X JAGUAR COLLABORATION

    Two iconic luxury British brands, Jaguar and Private White V.C., have collaborated to create a limited edition line of classic Harrington jackets.Designed to reflect the finest in British craftsmanship, the garment merges both classic and contemporary, providing a subtle update to the much-loved Harrington style. Produced in an exclusive run of two hundred pieces, each garment will be numbered by...
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    At some point over the past few years, most of us will have witnessed swathes of shoppers camping out on city centre streets in the hope of securing a Black Friday bargain. It’s a sight that makes us feel that the universal weakness for gratuitous consumerism appears to have engulfed humanity – but at what cost? Should we really be...

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