London Fog is a large manufacturer of
coats and other
The company was founded in 1923 as the Londontown
clothing company by Israel Myers.
During World War II, the company was known for making
waterproof clothing for the United States Navy.
Following the war, the company partnered with DuPont
to make material for use in
coats, which were the first to have a patented removable
liner, were sold in Philadelphia, where they were
a big hit.
The company went public in the 1960s. By the 1970s,
the company had its own stores, and was manufacturing
not only raincoats, but also other types of clothes
and accessories. At the time, two-thirds of all
raincoats sold in the
United States were
London Fog expanded internationally during the 1990s,
selling in places like the
The original location of the London Fog Factory
was in the Meadow Mills area of Baltimore, Maryland.
The factory was then moved to Eldersburg, Maryland
on Londontown Boulevard. In 1994, the company left
their 465,000 square feet of building space in Eldersburg
for Darien, Connecticut.
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