LET’S BE FRANK
Frank Thomas were a classic British brand, hence the classic British name. The firm grew out of the Northamptonshire shoe industry which is why the company were best known for their boots. But they were soon making leathers and waterproof suits and in 1994 were making £3m profit and operating in the UK, France and Germany. Following a couple of management buyouts and acquisitions the firm started to struggle and went into administration in 2011.