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United Kingdom
Main Contact
Simon Middleton
Tel: (07890) 260312

Key products/services

British-made heritage menswear.


The Shackleton brand started life as Britain’s first banjo factory in more than 60 years, and we named our first instruments Shackleton, inspired by the morale boosting role that a banjo played in Ernest Shackleton’s epic Endurance expedition 100 years ago. Shackleton himself described the banjo as “vital mental medicine”.

Shackleton grew quickly thanks to a lot of customers from UK interested in the spirit of the Shackleton story.

So now Shackleton embraces a range of beautiful British-made menswear, designed in Norfolk and manufactured exclusively in factories across the UK.

Shackleton’s knitwear and outerwear are now stocked in London boutiques as well as in the Natural History Museum, and even in the ‘Penguin Post Office’ at Port Lockroy in Antarctica itself.

Shackleton has just began an export programme to China and Japan, and it sells to individual customers all over the world.

All of the clothes are closely based on styles worn by Shackleton and his remarkable men, and our most popular product is a replica of Shackleton’s own sweater.

Shackleton’s clothes combine timeless style and traditional fabrics with tweaks to suit a contemporary audience: and the brand is gaining a national and international reputation. Shackleton won Best Menswear stand at the huge Pure London show only last week, and has also shown at Jacket Required and a series of Best Of Britannia events.

Of course Shackleton still makes superb handmade banjos at our Norwich factory too!

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Ethical Focus & Policy

Shackleton has committed to supporting British factories for its first collection, each of which Shackleton visits and inspects personally.



Pricing information

Wholesale: £10 – £166 (GBP)

Retail: £40 – £400 (GBP)

Typical Product lead times

4 to 12 weeks.

Closest shipping ports

Shippping anywhere in the world, subject to contract. All products are shipped from UK.