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About Burton

Working At Burton

As our founder Montague Burton once said: “Good clothes develop a man's self-respect”. And through hard work, dedication and a focus on innovation, Burton Menswear strives to deliver quality in every aspect of our business.

Montague Burton opened our first store in 1904 and his cool head, warm hearted approach is key to our success. Handsome, uncomplicated, considered and friendly we are a man-thinking brand who put the customer at the heart of everything we do.

We already know a thing or two about dressing men but that doesn’t stop us looking for new ways to drive the business forwards. Burton Menswear is full of passionate people who like to work hard and love what they do and we are always on the lookout for talented people, who want to make a difference.

Worldwide we have Retail stores, Wholesale and Franchise partnerships and a Website – if you want to be a part of our growing business, please click here to see our current vacancies.

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History Of Burton
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1914

Montague supplied clothing for a quarter of the armed forces


1945

Burton's demob suit for war veterans which incorporated a suit, shirt and tie was born, known as 'The Full Monty'


1952

The year in which Sir montague died, the company he founded was now the largest multiple tailor in the world


1998

The company changed its name to Arcadia Group. Arcadi became the new corporate title for the House of Burton


2002

In 2002 Philip Green bought the Arcadia Group and became the first sole owner since Sir Montague himself

1904

Montague Burton was only 18 years old when he opened the Cross-Tailoring Company in Chesterfield

1925

Burton was the largest chain of tailoring stores in the world

1946

By the end of the Second World War Burton was clothing around a fifth of the British male population. Montague also made his first foray into womanswear, with another high street favourite chain now known as Dorothy Perkins

1966

Burton was the official clothing supplier to the England national football team for the 1966 FIFA World Cup, providing suits for the squad

1999

Burton became the F.A. Official Supplier for the England squad providing suits for the Euro 2000 and the World Cup 2002 teams




TODAY

Today, Burton is the 'Man Thinking Brand'. Still working on the belief of Montague Burton that clothes should be current and smart, made from quality materials in the perfect fit.

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