British manufacturer of clothing for yachting and sailing. It has existed since 1963, when it was founded by Henri Strzelecki and Angus Lloyd. Obviously, the name came from the name and surname of the founders. The main role in the fate of the company was played by Henry (Mr. Henry, as his friends and acquaintances called him, apparently unable to pronounce his last name), a Pole by origin, a soldier of the Polish army, a former prisoner of a military camp, who after the Second World War settled in Manchester. In his new homeland, he worked in the textile industry. Then he drew attention to the innovative qualities of a new synthetic material called Bri-Nylon. It was this fabric that formed the basis of the first clothes that were sewn by the new company. I only had to solve a few problems. For example, with the waterproofing of clothes at the seams, which Henry did brilliantly.
The exact information about the role of Angus Lloyd could not be found. Most likely, financial support was provided from his side.
Henry knew about yachting firsthand. He himself knew how and loved to sail and was well aware of the requirements for clothing that professional yachtsmen can make. And they rated the products Henry Lloyd deservedly. High-quality innovative materials, attractive design and functionality have played a role. The company quickly gained popularity, becoming one of the first to start producing yachting clothes that are not only functional, but also beautiful.
1984 was marked by the company's entry into the international market, where it also expected success.
Today it is one of the leading manufacturers of clothing for yachting and not only. The fact is that the jackets of its production interested the Milanese youth, which was a group of scooter lovers Panninari. It was from them that the fashion went among other segments of the population. So the company gradually changed its activity from the production of exclusively highly specific clothing to the production of clothing for all occasions (without abandoning the main direction). So, in 1998, a line of fashionable women's clothing appeared. Shoes and accessories are also produced under this brand.
The company's head office is located in English Worsley, a suburb of Manchester, Lancashire (Worsley, Manchester, Lancashire, England, UK), just over a mile from its original location. Production facilities are located in Poland, in Henry's hometown.