The proud legacy of Stanfield's began in 1856 in Tryon, Prince Edward Island, when immigrant Charles E Stanfield and his brother-in-law Samuel E. Dawson founded Tryon Woolen Mills. Nova Scotia became the new home of Truro Woolen Mills ten years later, and was a one-of-a-kind establishment in Canada. An innovative genius, Charles worked out of a barn behind his house where he developed new products like cardigan jackets, stockinettes, ribbed underwear and the famous drop back seat. Charles's sons took over the business in 1896, choosing to develop knitted garments and changing the business name to Truro Knitting Mills Limited.
The Klondike Gold Rush of 1897 increased demand for Stanfield's underwear which was now dubbed "Unshrinkable Underwear." One hundred thousand prospectors and miners needed protection against the harsh Yukon weather, and Stanfield's now had many customers needing their warm, substantial underwear.
In 1906, Stanfield's Limited incorporated and started making wool blankets, yarn for knitting and cloth during World War I, which provided still more need for their utilitarian products. In the 1920's, peroxide was used to bleach their fabric, rather than sulphur which was odorous. More fabric innovations followed, like softened wool, and they began using cotton blends, and started using rayon for women's underthings. Thermal underwear became immensely popular due to Canada's frigid winters.
And Stanfield's has continued to develop its product offerings, keeping up with technological fabric advances and striving to offer "the best product at reasonable prices." Stanfield's remains a leader in underwear, and is rightfully called "The Underwear Company." And where possible, their products will be made in Canada.
Among Stanfield's men's underwear offerings, the famous X Pouch Modal Boxer Brief with unique internal pouch construction, super-soft modal blend undershirts, multipacks of combed cotton and Premium combed cotton t-shirts, briefs and boxer briefs. All with the famous Stanfield's attention to detail and consummate comfort that today's man demands. HisRoom is proud to carry this esteemed Canadian brand in its men's underwear offerings!