British label Burberry, currently headed by forward-thinking Christopher Bailey, has long specialised in blending luxury with practicality. The label was founded in 1856 when Thomas Burberry was just 21. Burberry became popular for its practical outerwear that used gabardine fabric for a hardwearing fit. The label was even the outfitter for explorer Ernest Shackleton on his 1914 mission to the Antarctic. Now the label also comprises comfortable footwear with refined appeal, from shearling-lined Derby shoes to crepe-sole suede loafers.