based in london

Banvard & James was launched in 2013

“My brother and I, although firmly with London roots, spent many years of our childhood growing up within Europe, specifically the Mediterranean. A region where colour is so intrinsic and part of day-to-day life, it is almost taken for granted, where sartorially elegant gentlemen effortlessly incorporate colour into their outfits daily.

Fast forward several years to a grey, wet day in London. I was walking over the Thames and the sea of black umbrellas and clothing was almost painful. So, starting with the Walker Umbrella, an accessory we felt suitably British, we had an idea. Bring some colour to this scene by adding some discrete colour to the accessories.

It is worth mentioning that we have never used black in any of our products and we never will.”

Toby, co-founder

we insist all products are

Made to the highest standards


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