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Starting off as a menswear shop in Mayfair back in 1851, Aquascutum, which directly translates as ‘water’ and ‘shield’ in Latin, originally gained popularity for producing waterproof outerwear. Nowadays, the company serves as a standard-bearer for authentic British craftsmanship and, with the brand delving into its past to produce a refined, heritage check-heavy collection for AW17, we've taken a look at how the new gear compares to some standout vintage pieces on ASOS Marketplace.
Aquascutum vs AW17

For AW17, traditional silhouettes are in demand once again – an aesthetic which Aquascutum is renowned for. The luxury label has been supplying gents with high-quality cuts for over a century, and the standard of construction means a second-hand piece is always a strong option. Check out these fresh finds – including a trenchcoat, padded jacket and classic button-down – available in ASOS Marketplace's Rare Edit. From sharp outerwear to staple garments featuring its classic check print – you’ll notice the same stylistic flourishes in its latest collection.

Aquascuum vs AW17

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With all the hype around heritage pieces this season, it's no surprise Aquascutum has delivered a modern line with an unmistakeable retro edge. The brand’s distinctive check pattern makes an appearance, adding subtle decorative detail to its core designs. The label’s also joined in on the trend for oversized logos, so you can mash up old-school sophistication with the loud-and-proud 90s, if that's your bag.