SCABAL | England

SCABAL | England

History

1938 | Otto Hertz and the Thissens

Scabal as we know today, was founded by Otto Hertz in 1938. Mr. Hertz would bring international tailors together. By 1970, Scabal had grown into an international company with many employees throughout Europe. J.P. Thissen, Otto Hertz most valued associate, was appointed to lead the company. Scabal today is led by his son Gregor Thissen, Executive Chairman, and Stefano Rivera, who joined in 2013 as CEO

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The Mill

1973

Scabal’s heritage English mill located in Huddersfield, the home of traditional English cloth making, has existed since the 16th century. A large majority of our collections are still woven here. As with many Yorkshire mills, the area’s soft water gives the cloths a recognizable fine finish.

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The tailoring workshop

1989

Scabal added a new dimension to the company in 1989, by bringing the services of an atelier workshop that had been crafting made-to-measure menswear since 1937 into the core of the company. Thereafter Scabal would offer its own made- to-measure service, giving limitless potential for the customer to create their perfect garment using quality fabric made in England.

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The collaboration with Dali

1971

Scabal collaborated with Salvador Dali, when the surrealist master created a series of exclusive paintings for the company. These 12 artworks depicted the artist’s unique vision of how fine tailored clothing would have evolved into the 21st century. They remain treasured at Scabal, resting today within the company’s vaults.

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The Legendary Savile Row

1972

The decision was taken to establish itself at the centre of the sartorial universe, on London’s legendary Savile Row. A new store was purposefully built at No.12; the number we can still be found at today. From this central London location, at the core of our heritage, we continue to outfit gentlemen in both traditional and modern style tailored suits.

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Scabal and Hollywood

1972

Scabal’s reputation was such that producers began to directly commission our cloths to dress some of the most iconic characters in Hollywood and Broadway. Vito Corleone’s famous tuxedo, as worn by Marlon Brando in The Godfather, and almost every one of Robert DeNiro’s iconic 70 suits in Casino, were made with the assistance of Scabal

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Brilliant Bunches and Superfine Wools

1938

Scabal always seeks to innovate. This is why the company was the first to create the bunch book and pioneered the fine fabrics that broke the Super 100’s, 120’s, 150’s and 180’s barriers. In its use of superfine wool from heritage family farms, Scabal is leading fabric innovation by combining traditional techniques and materials with modern technology for future generations to enjoy.