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About coles

Established in 1928, W E Cole is a family owned business now in its 3rd generation. Originally started by William Edgar Cole as a bespoke tailors and outfitters, with Mr Cole being a "cutter of distinction" making suits from which the old leather order book read like a Who's Who, when local farmers, bank managers, and head teachers would aspire to be seen in a Cole's 3 piece suit.

During the war when cloth was rationed, uniforms were the order of the day. Officers, especially North Weald Airdrome pilots were constantly calling in with more stripes for their sleeves.


To date the business has moved into menswear and offers a wide range of top quality clothing, from leading British and European suppliers.

Our Epping branch is a 200 year old listed building formally used as a school and doctors home, but has been the home of Cole's since the early 1930's.

We have been supplying quality clothing in Uckfield for many years ,although times and trends change year after year we still provide a traditional service along with modern clothing making Coles a unique shopping experience.

Our knowledge also extends to our hire department for both wedding and evening functions. Our friendly staff are always on hand to give professional and individual advice for any special occasion.