A visit to Private White V.C

A few weeks ago I ventured down to Manchester to finally pay a visit to one of my favourite British brands; Private White V.C. The brand have been going from strength to strength over the last few years, it's so great to see a British manufacturing brand (and a northern one at that) doing well. As well as the factory shop in Manchester they are opening a store in Tokyo and launching a womenswear line later in the year. 

The shop has been fitted out so nicely, with lots of cool features (including original work benches, copper piping lights and an upcycled safe)

Private White not only make their garments in the factory building, they also support other UK made brands, stocking Cheaney shoes and Dawsons Denim (aprons pictured)

I fell in love with this Camouflage Harrington jacket, a wardrobe classic with a fun twist. £375

The story of Private White V.C from Victory magazine (1987) blown up and used as wallpaper, very cool!

Sneak peek of their Womenswear collection which launches AW14/15, I tried on a few pieces and they were gorgeous. The same high quality fabric and attention to detail from the menswear range has been used to create the womenswear collection.  

As well as a tour of the shop I was also shown the rest of the factory building which was fantastic. From the cutting rooms to the sewing rooms you really get a feel for the true essence and the people behind the brand. These are just some of the pattern blocks, there are over 2000 in the building!

Lovely speckled and striped silk/cotton knitwear. £110

Beautiful copper hardware detail on the Twin Track £495

When it comes to detail, nothing has been left unaccounted for. The G1 Harris Tweed Flight Jacket (£450) comes with removable neck guard and an inconspicuous place to store it inside when not in use. 

If you find yourself in Manchester so I would really recommend a trip to see the guys at Private White V.C, you can make an appointment by emailing the factory shop at factory@privatewhitevc.com or you can take a virtual tour by clicking here. 

Thanks for reading!


  1. Glad you got to take the factory tour too, it was fascinating when I did it. Lovely shop, glad it got voted for that retail interior award.

    1. Me too! I wanted to steal a few bits of furniture but my bag wasn't big enough ;)