Bench is a British born, urban lifestyle brand which designs cool & distinctive products.
The brand started in 1989 as a T-shirt brand, with designs influenced by BMX Biking and Skateboarding. Over the years, the brand expanded into other clothing garments. The brand's Manchester roots can be seen in the montage of the Manchester skyline which is used as a design on both their Messenger bags and price tags.
Bench designs and markets its own products. While their t-shirts are their most popular product, Bench also manufactures jeans, jackets, hats, hooded tops, watches and jewellery. A common feature of Bench clothing is the conspicuous incorporation of the brand name - many t-shirts and jackets feature the word 'Bench' written in highly visible letters either across the chest or across the back of the collar.Bench expanded into women's wear in 1998. The range of jackets and tops had the same urban clothing style as the menswear.