A History on Stage & Screen

The Swaine Adeney Brigg Family of brands encompasses its highly skilled craftspeople including our leatherworkers, umbrella-makers and hatters.  Everything we produce today is meticulously handcrafted from only the finest quality materials by our teams of craftspeople in our British workshops.  We pride ourselves on the bespoke nature and quality of our luxury goods and the talent, knowledge and innovation of our teams of makers.

We are now truly able to provide the custom service required, the ideal resource for both individuals, companies and filmmakers to work with in designing film props and costume for featuring in their work or personal wardrobes.  With so many skills under one roof, we really are a one-stop-shop for an incredibly wide range of top quality products that can be designed and made to your own personal style and requirements.

So if you are an individual desiring to own one of our iconic products for yourself, a company wanting something custom-made branded to order or a filmmaker or costumier looking for that perfect prop to bring your characters to life, we look forward to creating something special for you!


For more information, please navigate to our Bespoke Services via the menu at the top of the page.
For any enquiries concerning bespoke hat orders or commissions, please contact us via workshop@herbert-johnson.co.uk. 
For any enquiries concerning leathergoods or umbrella bespoke orders or commissions, please contact enquiries@swaine-adeney-brigg.co.uk or visit www.swaineadeneybrigg.com


We hope you enjoy the following journey through our brands history of collaborations and commissions providing top quality props & hatting to the costumiers for television, film, stage, rock stars and royalty, a list that is by no means exhaustive and which will continue to grow.

Please read our journal article to find out more about the stories behind these famous commissions here.

Singing in the Rain 1952

The Avengers 1961-1969

From Russia with Love 1963

My Fair Lady 1964

Mary Poppins 1964

A Shot in the Dark 1964

Dad's Army 1968-1977

Doctor Who 1974-1981

The Return of the Pink Panther 1975

The Man Who Fell to Earth 1976

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 1984

The Goonies 1985

Who Framed Roger Rabbit 1988

Batman 1989

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989

White Hunter Black Heart 1990

The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles 1992-1993

Jeeves & Wooster 1990-1993

Ali G Indahouse 2002

Kingsman: The Secret Service 2014

Kingsman: The Golden Circle 2017

Peaky Blinders Series 5 2019

His Dark Materials 2019

His Dark Materials 2020

Tom & Jerry 2021