Few clothing shops can match the heritage and reputation of Armstrongs, in Sansome Walk, which is celebrating its 250th anniversary this year making it the oldest business in Worcester.
Founded in 1767 during the reign of George III, the menswear retailer has seen plenty of fashions come and go but lives by the ethos that true style is timeless. Simon Hyslop, who took over the running of the company from his father at the end of the 1980s, said “We are immensely proud that our reputation and quality service has helped us stand the test of time. It’s fascinating watching the styles change and great to see an influx of younger customers styling some of our classic pieces and jackets with current trends – such as skinny jeans.”
The shop stocks the best of British and European fashions, from suits and jackets right down to cravats and collar studs and is famed for offering exclusivity to its customers by only carrying a limited number of any piece. It also has a second store located in the beautiful Cotswold village of Broadway.
Keep your eyes peeled for a special celebratory window display at the Worcester store, which will also be holding a series of events to celebrate its landmark anniversary later this year. As a firm supporter of Worcestershire charity St Richard’s Hospice, Armstrongs has also created a special range of 250th anniversary t-shirts with all proceeds going straight to the charity.
For more details visit www.armstrongs.co.uk or follow them on Twitter @armstrongsworc