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Frames from the Factory

 

 

A picture speaks a thousand words and in the background of our boardroom you will see a montage of photographs, pencil drawings, hand-written letters, and even a 50 year old school report addressed to our Managing Director, Michael (Graham) Stoll who is approaching his half-century at the factory.

Behind each frame there is a tale worth sharing, a precious moment in time that captures some of the most salient and special landmarks of our company’s rich history and unrivalled heritage.

 

A PICTURE SPEAKS A THOUSAND WORDS

Revolution Magazine, Issue 7. The front cover features Oscar winning actor Eddie Redmayne wearing the Ventile® Motor Trench (2015)

Co-founder Nick Ashley riding his Triumph arms folded (2014)

Pencil drawing of our Mayfair store at 71 Duke Street by Melanie Champion (2016)

Water colour portrait of the Private White V.C. factory by local Salford artist, Jean Hobson (2013)

Former Commercial Director, Cathy Cooper on the River Irwell wearing a ski suit manufactured for Mambo Ski Wear (1989)

Former owner Henry Patoff captured in 1973 outside the factory on Cottenham Lane, Salford (photograph by Michael Stoll)

Waverley Weathercoats exhibiting at Earls Court, London (1966)

Letter from H.R.H Princess Anne who officially opened the Manchester store in 2012

Brutus, the British Bulldog in the cutting room (2018)

Pencil drawing by Michael Stoll’s uncle, Dr. Ronnie Rosenberg (1977) The image features an old Singer 99k sewing machine (before self-oil)

Michael Stoll modelling for Guys & Dolls, a menswear store on Oldham Street, Manchester (1975)

The Michael Graham ladies collection (1962)

Private Jack White V.C. shaking hands with one of the men whose lives he saved in 1919. The pair were reunited in this photograph in 1938 after almost 20 years without any contact.

Trench coats made in 1973 by Waverley Weathercoats Ltd for Burberry’s. (photograph by Michael Stoll)

Exports Excellence Award awarded in 2003 from UK Trade & Investment (UKTI)

1974 school report from Hollings College. In Garment Making, practical and theory, Michael Stoll was awarded 18% and 24% respectively. He fared a little better in Pattern Cutting with 28%

A photograph of Michael Stoll with the Red Arrows (1988)

Modelling portfolio of Michael Stoll (1974)

Michael Stoll at Pitti Bimbo in 1992. At the time Mr. Stoll was the license holder for Emily Jane. In the background a 6 year old Prince William wears a velvet collar jacket as sold in Harrods

Assorted ‘Michael Graham’ stationery from the 1970s

The Observer & Guardian clothes shop (1978)

James Eden, Michel Stoll and Dermot O’Leary share a smile in Mayfair during London Collections: Men (2016)

Michael Stoll at the Candy Fashion’s stand with his parents Alec & Gabe Stoll in Earls Court (1978)

Signed photograph by former Manchester United player and current club manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (1999)

WORK FROM ANYWHERE

A picture speaks a thousand words and in the background of our boardroom you will see a montage of photographs, pencil drawings, hand-written letters, and even a 50 year old school report addressed to our Managing Director, Michael (Graham) Stoll who is approaching his half-century at the factory.

Behind each frame there is a tale worth sharing, a precious moment in time that captures some of the most salient and special landmarks of our company’s rich history and unrivalled heritage.

FASHION ARCHIVE

Key fashion moments from the factory.

Revolution Magazine, Issue 7. The front cover features Oscar winning actor Eddie Redmayne wearing the Ventile® Motor Trench (2015)

Pencil drawing of our Mayfair store at 71 Duke Street by Melanie Champion (2016)

Waverley Weathercoats exhibiting at Earls Court, London (1966)

The Michael Graham ladies collection (1962)

Trench coats made in 1973 by Waverley Weathercoats Ltd for Burberry’s. (photograph by Michael Stoll)

Michael Stoll at Pitti Bimbo in 1992. At the time Mr. Stoll was the license holder for Emily Jane. In the background a 6 year old Prince William wears a velvet collar jacket as sold in Harrods

The Observer & Guardian clothes shop (1978)

Michael Stoll at the Candy Fashion’s stand with his parents Alec & Gabe Stoll in Earls Court (1978)

DIRECTOR'S ARCHIVE

Our Director's personal souvenirs.

Co-founder Nick Ashley riding his Triumph arms folded (2014)

Michael Stoll modelling for Guys & Dolls, a menswear store on Oldham Street, Manchester (1975)

Private Jack White V.C. shaking hands with one of the men whose lives he saved in 1919. The pair were reunited in this photograph in 1938 after almost 20 years without any contact.

1974 school report from Hollings College. In Garment Making, practical and theory, Michael Stoll was awarded 18% and 24% respectively. He fared a little better in Pattern Cutting with 28%

A photograph of Michael Stoll with the Red Arrows (1988)

Modelling portfolio of Michael Stoll (1974)

James Eden, Michel Stoll and Dermot O’Leary share a smile in Mayfair during London Collections: Men (2016)

Signed photograph by former Manchester United player and current club manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (1999)

FACTORY ARCHIVE

Snap shots from our factory's history

Water colour portrait of the Private White V.C. factory by local Salford artist, Jean Hobson (2013)

Former Commercial Director, Cathy Cooper on the River Irwell wearing a ski suit manufactured for Mambo Ski Wear (1989)

Former owner Henry Patoff captured in 1973 outside the factory on Cottenham Lane, Salford (photograph by Michael Stoll)

Letter from H.R.H Princess Anne who officially opened the Manchester store in 2012

Brutus, the British Bulldog in the cutting room (2018)

Pencil drawing by Michael Stoll’s uncle, Dr. Ronnie Rosenberg (1977) The image features an old Singer 99k sewing machine (before self-oil)

Exports Excellence Award awarded in 2003 from UK Trade & Investment (UKTI)

Assorted ‘Michael Graham’ stationery from the 1970s

WORK FROM ANYWHERE

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