About AQUASCUTUM Scarf
British luxury clothing manufacturer Aquascutum was set up by gentlemen's tailor John Emary in 1851 and for decades was based in London's prestigious Regent Street. Originally the name of Emary's patented waterproof wool fabric, Aquascutum translates as 'water shield'.
Expanding into women's wear in 1900 it became a fashionable brand among suffragettes, and remains famous for its trench coats and the historic patronage of royalty, Hollywood stars and major political figures. Family owned until 1990, the brand was bought by Chinese retailer YGM in 2012, and remains particularly popular in Asian markets.
Originally conceived in the '60s as a 'Club 92' line for fashion-conscious men, the The Aquascutum Club emerged in the 1970s, and in 1976 the distinctive 'Club Check' was created for menswear. In the '80s this was used to decorate a range of accessories for both men and women, and in subsequent decades the subtle navy, golden brown and off-white Aquascutum Club Check gained currency as a discreet indication of brand affiliation appealing to elegant people for whom conspicuous logos lacked appeal.
Aquascutum scarves are made in a range of styles, colours and patterns for both men and women, from pure wool, silk, linen or luxurious blends. The fine club check scarf has endured as a simple, unisex garment which effortlessly encapsulates the brand's quality, history and prestige, and the classic example is made of warm and soft cashmere fabric, with our without a plain navy reverse. Kids' versions are also available.
Genuine recent Aquascutum products bear the distinctive dark blue label, stitched only at the top. Some older products have a beige label. New items bear a tag with the Aquascutum logo above code, description, colour, size, price and a barcode.