LEDBURY, an American Shirtmaker, started by Virginia native Paul Trible and New Orleans raised Paul Watson. The two met at Oxford and years later decided to start a shirt company in Virginia. Read more about their fascinating story here.
“In 2008, we were attending graduate school at Oxford when the markets plummeted and economy began its free-fall. When our job prospects disappeared, we were given the rare opportunity to pursue a passion.
From our years in London, we had acquired a healthy addiction for the tailoring of Savile Row and the shirting of Jermyn Street. We were always frustrated to return home to the States where the majority of menswear brands took a one-size-fits-all, profits over purpose approach. With a passion for craftsmanship, we set out to create a brand that delivered great fit and superb quality, all at an attainable price.
We learned the art of shirt-making by apprenticing with one of London’s premier tailors. We created a shirt that not only was a great fit and of the highest quality, but also added some innovation on the classic men’s design.”
— Paul & Paul