Founded in 1923 by Israel Myers, London Fog is an internationally recognized brand with an iconic name and a long, rich legacy built on style and quality.
During World War II, the company was known for making waterproof clothing for the United States Navy.
Following the war, the company partnered with DuPont to make material for use in raincoats. These coats, which were the first to have a patented removable liner, were sold in Philadelphia, where they became very popular.
The company went public in the 1960s. By the 1970s, the company had its own stores, and was manufacturing not only raincoats, but also other types of clothes and accessories. At the time, two-thirds of all raincoats sold in the United States were London Fog.
London Fog expanded internationally during the 1990s, selling in places like the United Kingdom and China.
The original location of the London Fog Factory was in the Meadow Mill area of Baltimore, Maryland. The factory was then moved to Eldersburg, Maryland on Londontown Boulevard in 1976. In 1994, the company briefly left Eldersburg for Darien, Connecticut, but returned after less than a year. In 2000, most of London Fog's offices moved to Seattle, Washington, although their distribution center in Eldersburg remained, functioning until 2002.
London Fog was acquired by Iconix Brand Group in 2006, selling the outerwear division to Herman Kay Company, Inc.