Everyday luxury suiting cloth, woven in England since 1915

Available in cut length, direct to tailors.
Launching exclusively in America. Winter 20/21

English tailoring fabrics
for the everyday suit

At Alfred Brown we weave worsted wool fabrics which are the perfect balance of luxury and performance. With over 100 years of weaving heritage, we have developed cloths for the worlds leading merchants, designers and brands.

Woven in England

We have spent the last century weaving worsted fabrics of outstanding quality and consistency.

Always in stock

Because our bunches are backed by our bulk stock service. With over 60,000 metres of fabric in stock.

Direct to tailor

Our online platform makes placing orders simple. Fabric is cut and shipped daily, direct from the mill.

Fairly priced cloth

Because we can weave in bulk and our fabrics are perfected to balance accessibility and elegance.

Our mill

Learn more about our production process and how we have refined our weaving process to make luxury English fabrics for the everyday suit.

Our fabric

Discover our ranges of luxury English suiting fabrics. All season and winter weight worsted collections available by the metre. Direct from our mill.

Our history

Founded by Herbert Brown back in 1915, we have been weaving luxury fabrics and uniforms for the past century. All from the same site in Yorkshire, England.

An introduction to our mill

We are one of the largest worsted textile manufacturers in the UK. Still proudly owned and run by the Brown family. For over a century we have built our reputation for quality, consistency and value; supplying fabrics to the the world's leading merchants, brands and designers.

Our mill (Empire Mills) is designed to weave fabric in volume. We have been perfecting weaving efficiencies since we started weaving military uniforms back in 1915. Continued investment in the latest weaving technologies and economies of scale places us in a unique position to offer cloth of the highest quality at a fair price.
We weave fabric for suits which are made to be worn.

We have launched our direct to tailor platform to bring these benefits to the American tailoring market.

Our Empire Mills Weaving Shed: All our cloth is woven in the same weaving shed as when we began making military uniforms back in 1915. Back then we could weave 2,500m of fabric a week, today thanks to continued investment in the latest weaving technology we can weave 25,000m a week.

'The Most Approachable Genuine English Fabrics from the Golden Era'

Merino Brothers
Milled Heritage Twill: Our 700 quality has been perfected here in Yorkshire for over 50 years. A true English cloth, at 12oz with a generous set this fabric is a pleasure to work with.
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991BS/Plain/166 Our core high lustre suiting cloth. Is available from our Classic Tailoring: All Season collection.
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720H/343/1: A subtle hopsack check from our Classic Tailoring: All Season collection.
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Quality control at Empire mills. It takes over 12 different processed to transform the yarn we buy from our suppliers into some of the worlds finest cloth, we have to be great at all of them. The team at Alfred Brown are proud of the work they put their name to.

Classic Tailoring Collection

Evergreen all season and winter weight fabrics.
Classically English, worsted wool and mohair blends.

This bunch is the core of our extensive archive, our best performing fabrics, refined over a century, in timeless designs. Your new go to bunch for the essential English suit.

All Season

Classic Tailoring Book One

This collection of all season suiting fabrics are all woven at Empire Mills, Yorkshire, England. Including high lustre twills, hopsacks, and plain weaves with a classic English set and handle.

The classically English designs and weaves are inspired by our extensive archive and history of producing suiting fabrics for some of the most notable fabric merchants in the world.

The book includes 49 worsted fabrics, refined over a century to the perfect balance of elegance and performance. Luxury English fabrics, suitable for the everyday suit.

  • 49 suiting fabrics in 8 fabric bases
  • 9 - 11oz (250 - 320glm)
  • Plain edge
  • Pure new merino wool
    & luxury blends
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This collection of all season suiting fabrics are all woven at Empire Mills, Yorkshire, England. Including high lustre twills, hopsacks, and plain weaves with a classic English set and handle.

The classically English designs and weaves are inspired by our extensive archive and history of producing suiting fabrics for some of the most notable fabric merchants in the world.

The book includes 47 worsted fabrics, refined over a century to the perfect balance of elegance and performance. Luxury English fabrics, suitable for the everyday suit.

Clean Cut Pic & Pic
3 patterns 12 shades

Hopsack3 patterns 12 shades

Fine Hopsack3 patterns 12 shades

High Lustre Twill

Heavy Plain Weave

Plain Weave

Fine Plain Weave

Mohair Blend

Autumn Winter
Classic Tailoring Book Two

A collection of  suiting fabrics suitable for the colder seasons, all woven at Empire Mills, Yorkshire, England. Including milled fabrics, flannels, heavyweight twills and a classic covert coating.

The classically English designs and weaves are inspired by our extensive archive and history of producing suiting fabrics for some of the most notable fabric merchants in the world.

The book includes 53 worsted fabrics, refined over a century to the perfect balance of elegance and performance. Luxury English fabrics, suitable for the everyday suit.

  • 50 suiting fabrics in 8 fabric bases
  • 3 covert coating fabrics
  • 10 - 17oz (250 - 500glm)
  • Plain edge
  • Pure new merino wool.
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Flannel9 patterns, stripes and plains

Milled Prince of Wales1 pattern

Milled Birdseye20 patterns

Milled Twill9 patterns

Milled Herringbone8 patterns

Clean Cut Birdseye
5 patterns

Heavy Twill
‍ patterns

Covert Coating
‍ 3