A History of Jaeger
"Nature has clothed the animal, man clothes himself"
Discover the fascinating story of Jaeger, since 1884.
Jaeger has been part of the M&S family since the start of 2021, and like M&S, it’s a company with a long history. The business began in 1884 and originally sold practical clothing in woollen fabrics, expanding into fashionable men’s and womenswear in the 1910s.
The Jaeger Garment Archive is now held at the M&S Company Archive, and contains examples of Jaeger design through the years, from a 1910s men’s dressing gown, to dresses from Jaeger’s debut London Fashion Week collection in 2009.
You can explore the fascinating history of Jaeger in a new display at the M&S Company Archive, or explore the collection in our online catalogue here.
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