Alfred Dunhill Limited (known and stylised as Dunhill) is a British luxury goods brand, specialising in ready-to-wear, custom and bespoke menswear, leather goods, and accessories.
The business was developed by Alfred Dunhill after he inherited his father's saddlery business on London's Euston Road at the age of 21 in 1893. Alfred Dunhill, responding to the growing demand for automobiles at this time, developed a line of accessories called "Dunhill's Motorities".
Within a few years, the business moved towards the luxury market with the opening of two Dunhill Motorities stores in Mayfair. By this time, Dunhill's had become known not only for motoring accessories but also for motoring attire.
By the late 1970s, Alfred Dunhill was offering a range of 3,500 luxury products in more than 20 stores round the world. The brand had expanded into offering a full range of men's ready to wear clothing. The production of sunglasses began when Wilhelm Anger, owner of the Austrian company Carrera and inventor of the Optyl material obtains the license for the Alfred Dunhill brand. From the collaboration with the famous Austrian eyewear manufacturer, the eyewear collection Alfred Dunhill was born, ranging from the 1970s to the1990s,he brought this expression of luxury, craftsmanship and innovation, a must have to show off on every occasion! The vintage sunglasses, made in Austria, are functional and elegant and made with the use of the best materials; the frames, with minimal design and clean lines, are designed to reflect the distinctive traits of the brand, giving it refined and elegant shapes.
In the 1990s, Alfred Dunhill's store on Jermyn Street was renovated to evoke the atmosphere of a private club, complete with a marble-floored humidor and a barber's shop.