Being a history buff, Grayers' founder Peter Georgiou has always fascinated to see how men’s clothes are inspired by serious military history and the lore that comes with it. Like the scandal rife duo of Lord Cardigan and Lord Raglan who gave us classics such as the cardigan and the Raglan sleeve. Having spent 11-years at Ralph Lauren and having a total passion for history (a former student of political science and history at Columbia University) Georgiou was reading about Britain in the 1930s. At the time, young men at Oxford and Cambridge switched from wearing three-piece suits to gray flannel trousers, commonly known as Grayers. And the casual menswear movement was born. Grayers were the must-have from British society to American prep schools.
It’s hard to imagine today but at that time wearing Grayers was considered radical. So Georgiou was instantly inspired by the name. He wanted to create a brand that would rewrite the classics and make them uniquely Grayers - well crafted, redefined, and modernized - in a way that doesn’t break the bank. Grayers' focus is on digging up and developing unique fabrics and textiles, innovative ways of weaving, knitting, cutting and sewing - the new and original that makes a sauce jump from ordinary to stand out.