Jonathan Aston

From our very first polka dot tights that ushered in the swinging sixties, via classic sheers, funky fishnets, fabulous laces, bold stripes and bright opaques, Jonathan Aston has been synonymous with style, quality and confidence.

Jonathan Aston was founded in Leicester - the hub of the textile industry - in 1965, when founder Ralph Salem used knitting machines that had only ever been used for plain tights, to produce ’fashion hosiery’.

An iconic brand was born and soon the coolest names of the day (including Twiggy and Jean ’The Shrimp’ Shrimpton), were swinging their luscious legs in Jonathan Aston.

In 2002 the business was acquired by the Melas Group with high quality production continuing. We retain much of the orignal design archive, hence the retro influence and timeless appeal of today's classic styles.