Established in 1928, W E Cole is a family owned business now entering its 3rd generation. Originally started by William Edgar Cole as tailors and outfitters, with Mr Cole being a “cutter of distinction” making suits from which the old leather order book read like a Who’s Who, when local farmers, bank managers, and head teachers would aspire to be seen in a Cole’s 3 piece suit.
During the war when cloth was rationed, uniforms were the order of the day. Officers, especially North Weald Airdrome pilots were constantly calling in with more stripes for their sleeves.
To date the business has moved into menswear and offers a wide range of top quality clothing, from leading British and European suppliers.
Our shop in Epping High Street is a 200 year old listed building formally used as a school and doctors home, but has been the home of Cole’s since the early 1930′s.
We have been supplying quality clothing for many years and, although times and trends change year after year, we still provide a traditional service along with modern clothing making Coles a unique shopping experience.
Our knowledge also extends to our hire department for both wedding and evening functions. Our friendly staff are always on hand to give professional and individual advice for any special occasion.
We stock top quality suits from Europe’s major suppliers. Fabrics for all occasions, Dinner wear to business wear. Fitted to your requirements, from top brands including Mario Barutti, Odermark, Magee, Facis, Feraud, and many more.
From winter cords to summer weight linens and cottons, we stock a very large range of sizes in top quality brands including Meyer, Gardeur, M.E.N.S, Bugatti, Barutti and more. An alteration service is available to ensure perfect fit.
Knitwear & Jumpers
A huge selection of Italian, Scandinavian, and UK brands including merinos, cottons and mixes for summer along with Donegal’s, tweeds and wools for winter, and everything in-between. Major brands include Point, Morgano, Franco Ponti, Weirdfish, Fisherman out of Ireland, Belika and more.
Jackets & Zippers
Leathers, Sports jackets, Blazers and coats. For all occasions in silk, wool, leather, suede and cashmere. There is an ever changing selection of smart and casual from top European Brands.
The best in British classics, American penny loafers, Italian moccasins, and summer decks. The best quality from Barkers, Loake, Cheaney, Sebago, Chatham, Anatomic and more.
Everything a man could need. We stock a selection of goods including ties, scarves, shaving goods and colognes, hats, cufflinks and socks.
Men’s Wedding Hire
Morning Suit, Prince Edward, Frock Coat, Continental Range, Lounge Suits, Dinner Suits and Wedding Accessories. Your special day is our priority, and our friendly, professional staff will help you to make it just that! Choose from our extensive range of styles and colours and we will help you complete your unique look with our wide range of accessories. We offer personal viewings and fittings to couples looking at wedding wear to ensure you have the best experience possible for your special day.
Coles of Epping. 313 High Street Telephone: (01992) 572426. Open 9.00 – 5.30 Monday to Saturday