Lou Dalton’s ethos is simple: brilliantly made clothing for men with an emphasis on authentic, enduring design.
Having left school at the age of 16 to become an apprentice for a bespoke tailor, Lou went on to study at the Royal College of Art, graduating in 1998. Since launching her eponymous label in 2008, her work has been defined by a hands-on precision and an instinctive flair for cut and fabric.
Lou’s clothing is contemporary yet timeless, drawing upon the traditions of British craft and the narratives of her Shropshire roots in a way that is forward thinking and modern; never nostalgic. The garments are functional and understated at their core but immediately eye catching in their unbeatable quality and ability to elevate the wearer; a subtly impressive trait unique to all of Lou’s designs that she sums up as “quiet noise.”
With over two decades in the industry, Lou is one of the most experienced and skilled designers working in men’s fashion today. Her long list of global clients and collaborators includes Grenson, Jaeger, an ongoing collaboration with knitwear specialists John Smedley and a new collaboration with the London based sustainable brand Farnol.