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1962

Founding of HENKE & CO

1964

First Garment under the name „Tom“

1972

First Men Collection

1979

Birth of the Tom Tailor Brand

1989

Launch of
Tom Tailor Kids

1999

Launch of
Tom Tailor Women

2007

Launch of
Tom Tailor Denim

2010

Launch of
Tom Tailor Baby

The beginnings: discoverers, adventurers — and businessmen

In 1962, Hamburg-based Uwe Schröder and Hans-Heinrich Pünjer founded HENKE & CO, a textile trading company. What started with terry towels soon extended to menswear pieces - until the first corduroy pants were marketed under the name of “Tom“. An idea was born.

Uwe Schröder’s spirit of discovery already showed at this early stage: in 1967, he boarded a 35-hour-flight to Hongkong, seeking an independent production site. Back then, adventures like this were not at all common in the fashion industry. He forged his own path and ended up founding his first factory in Vietnam… which ended up destroyed only two years later, during the Vietnam War.

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The birth of the brand: We dress people!

But instead of giving up, Uwe had higher ambitions — he added “Tailor“ to the already established “Tom“ and created today’s brand. From day one, he employed with the now familiar logo.

The first Tom Tailor shirts already made a statement for freedom and adventure. They were released in 1972, accompanied by the claim WE DRESS PEOPLE.

Evolution of an international brand family

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1989

1989 marked the introduction of Tom Tailor Kids. Its easy-going style quickly gained popularity among young discoverers.

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1999

The first womenswear collection followed in 1999: Tom Tailor Women. This expansion was key to further establishing TT as a brand — and it remains one of our most popular lines today.

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2006

With the launch of the online shop in 2006, TT entered the e-commerce sector.

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2007

Tom Tailor Denim has been exploring youth culture and urban trends since 2007. The jeans-based collections are the louder, faster version of our casual lifestyle.

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2019

Even more diversity was added to the portfolio in 2019: the lines MY TRUE ME and mine to five combine plus-size and office styles with Tom Tailor’s well-known quality standards and effortless feeling.

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