"Our aim is to create honest, orginal garments that offer modern fits with strong historical links."

Realm & Empire is a contemporary menswear brand. Building collections inspired by the findings we uncover in the Imperial War Museums archives. We engineer garments that are built to last and age with character.

Our aim is to create honest, original garments that offer modern fits with strong historical links.

With a strong background in technical and military garment supply our team have a genuine enthusiasm for scouting out interesting pieces of the past, whilst the authority of the IWM archives ensures all our apparel is authentically sourced and inspired by real history and heritage.

It's a unique collaboration that we're extremely proud of.

Physical Training session. © IWM D 16600
Factory Visit, Blackburn
Outfit: #RE421Q, #RE0495, #RE0464, #RE0225

We're a small team with big ideas.

We value small-scale, sustainable production and we are big believers in having an honest and transparent design process, which is why we document it all in our Field Notes blog and on every single product page.

We concentrate on creating class R-E staples that can be worn all year round - after all, in Britain with all our gloriously mild winters and rainy summers, who can tell if it's Summer or Winter anyway?

We work with some of the best. Factories with decades of experience both here in the UK and around the World. We're honoured to present a premium outerwear collection, made exclusively in Blackburn by one of the UK's longest serving clothing manufacturers. They started in 1860 and made specialist battle-dress for the British Army during both World Wars, so we trust them!

All our knitwear and knitted accessories are made here in Leicestershire - a handy stone's throw away from our head office.

Our jerseywear quality is second-to-none. That's all crafted by a family-run factory in India, who we've worked with for many years.

Thanks for stopping by. If you have any questions, send us your pigeon post here.

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