A Family Company
Still run by the Slater family, our company is proud to have 24 stores nationwide including the Worlds Largest Menswear Store in Glasgow, each with its own team of tailors and seamstresses offering a free alterations service to all of our customers.
Slaters was founded by Samuel Slater, originally from Russia, he made his home in Glasgow in 1904. The business started life as a tailors shop and grew and diversified over the years, as his sons came of age and joined the family business.1973
In 1973 the company was devastated by a huge fire, at the age of 55 Samuel's son Ralph had to take the brave step to start the business from scratch. This was when the company took its first steps into retail.
With the success of their retail side the choice was made to fully move away from the manufacturing side and devote the business to retail only.1984
Saw further expansion with the opening of our store in Ayr.
Closely followed by introduction of Manchester in 1988.1990's
Continued & frequent expansion followed throughout the next few years building up to an impressive 23 stores which are now thriving across the UK.
Following the sad passing of Ralph Slater the concept of Ralphs Room was introduced. As a homage to the great man, this is a very special section located in every Slaters store which contains the most exclusive and premium suits.2000's
Glasgow head office is a hub of much activity and houses the growth of its many internal departments in which they devote specific teams to the less visible aspects of the company such as merchandising, administration, buying, alterations, marketing and ecommerce.
Has welcomed the newest addition of our tremendous Bristol store, bringing the tally up to an even 24 branches.Present day
The company is currently in the very safe hands of managing director Paul Slater, (son of Ralph), closely supported by his sister Susan who oversees the online and marketing operations. With around 800 employees, Slaters is a metropolitan mixture of many characters. Women and men of all ages and backgrounds create the vibrant team that makes Slaters the UK’s favourite menswear retailer. With 24 stores across the country and a brand new website, you can shop with Slaters with ease and confidence any time of the day or night.