Founder: Ascot Chang
Year Founded: 1953

Ascot Chang may not be as storied as Turnbull & Asser and Charvet, but they're exceptional in that they've built a global brand off high-end custom shirtmaking. American and European tourists first came into contact with Ascot Chang in the 1950s, when Mr. Chang had just opened his first shop in Hong Kong. They were so impressed with his work that they helped spread his reputation when they returned to their home countries. Today, the company has sixteen shops throughout the United States and Asia, through which they sell high-quality custom shirts and a full range of ready-to-wear clothing. That's on top of the tours they do throughout the US and Europe, and the budding ready-to-wear label they have for younger customers.