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Introducing: The PS English Tweed Overcoat

Good design is about thinking through every aspect of a piece like a DB, and making conscious aesthetic choices. That's what makes a piece feel different when you put it on, and why it remains a favourite after five, 10, 20 years of wear.

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  • Manchester By The V.C. (The Rake, Issue 74)

    With every garment handcrafted in the last remaining clothing factory in the world’s first industrial city, Private White V.C.’s proud history is shaping the label’s future.
  • The Seal Of Approval

    Ventile® is an amazing waterproof fabric, but, previously, the seams were weak spots where water could enter. As with the best innovation what we have done goes unnoticed - it is seamless.
  • Tour One Lookbook

    We are so excited to launch Tour One, the first wave of our boldest, most ambitious, and most important collection ever.
  • Weaving Magic

    It is no coincidence that within ten miles of our Manchester factory lie some of the finest producers of woollen cloth in the world. The north of England is justly recognised as one of the great producers of fabric and these manufacturers have centuries of experience in the industry.
  • Unpicking The Peacoat

    From setting sail on the high seas to popping into your local – it’s fair to say that the humble Peacoat has had a storied pilgrimage en route to your wardrobe.
  • The Permanent Style Wax Walker

    Every year for the past four years, I've developed a piece of outerwear with the lovely team at Private White V.C. in Manchester. The aim each time is to realise my version of a classic piece in the male wardrobe
  • A Wealth of Material: The Riri Zip

    At the mention of Riri, Mike Stoll, MD at Private White VC and veteran of the Manchester clothing industry, vanishes into his extensive archive and reappears - his arms laden with coats. Selecting one, Stoll explains: “I must have worn this jacket for about 14 years. It’s worn out but the zip is like new.” A demonstration reveals it still works perfectly.
  • 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.
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