Alfred Dunhill developed the Dunhill brand after he inherited his father's saddlery business on London's Euston Road. At the time Dunhill was responding to the growing demand for automobiles and therefore developed a line of accessories called "Dunhill's Motorities". This first collection included car horns and lamps, leather overcoats, goggles, picnic sets and timepieces. Prominently, Dunhill developed one of the first butane gas lighters which has remained relatively unchanged since the 1950s and was regularly used by James Bond in print and on the silver screen.
The brand stands for luxury and quality which is reflected in their retail stores. They offer a bespoke tailoring service, barber's shop and a fine wine cellar, as well as a selection of Dunnhill's classic lines of clothing, shoes, fragrances and lighters. Jude Law remains a well-known ambassador for Dunhill.
Dunhill eyewear is perfectly British in its presentation, every part of the frame takes inspiration from English countryside traditions meanwhile elevating the design to a modern city slicker. Dunhill glasses represent classic British masculinity through each pair of glasses wearability; luxury, innovation and uncompromising quality.