Thomas A Hill founded Sunspel in 1860. His revolutionary idea to make simple, everyday clothing from beautiful fabrics soon established Sunspel as a pioneer in British craftsmanship and the firm claims to have been the first fashion retailer to produce a T-shirt style clothing top, even pre-dating the US Navy’s development of the T-shirt in 1913. Sunspel continues this tradition today of pushing boundaries with the combination of high quality fabrics and excellent design.