Rag and Bone was founded in 2002. They had one very clear vision in mind: to make clothes that they and their friends would love to wear everyday. They didn't have any fashion education. They began in Kentucky and surrounded themselves with craftsmen, who had been making patterns, cutting fabric and sewing their whole lives. They learned to pay attention to details early on and they decided to center all of their manufacturing in U.S. factories that still sew clothes the same way they did 50 years ago. Rag & Bone launched their men's line in Spring 2004 and expanded the label to offer a full women's collection by Fall 2005. The Fall Winter 2007 season marked the introduction of rag & bone accessories for both men and women, adding a touch of style and distinction to their tailored looks. Guided by a strong British tailoring influence, Rag & Bone produces classic yet modern sportswear for men and women that is known for being understated and wearable.
The Rag and Bone SS09 collection had a tailored yet rock and roll silhouettes that sometimes verge on a rockabilly theme. There is definitely some pieces that I would love to get my hands on!
Wikipedia.org: Rag-and-bone man is a British phrase for a junk dealer. Historically the phrase referred to an individual who would travel the streets of a city with a horsedrawn cart, and would collect old rags, (for converting into fabric and paper), bones for making glue, scrap iron and other items, often trading them for other items of limited value.