Burton a firm favourite on the UK high-street and it’s easy to see why. They often have great sale throughout the year, as well as an on-going student discount.  If you’re looking for a Burton student discount, then check out our Burton student discount guide page for the latest codes and money-saving tips. Many of these are also valid for you non-students out there as well. Follow the link now or read on to find out more about this popular retailer today.

About Burton Menswear

Burton Menswear London is a 115-year-old menswear and suit retailer that now features on almost every high street across the UK. Part of the Arcadia Group, who also manage the likes of Topshop, Topman, Dorothy Perkins and Ms Selfridge, now has over 400 stores across the country and is well-reputed as a must-visit when shopping for guy’s clothing.

Burton has such a reputation for design and aesthetics that when the business started expanding, it hired an architect to ensure its exterior building and interior store design was consistent across all sites and really made a distinction between it and its competitors. These stores, where designed externally, were art deco in style and all looked broadly the same – with large non-retail rooms available upstairs for billiard halls, black fascia for signage, industrial-style metal grates and tiles spelling out the store name around the door. Many of the stones laid for these first stores were done by the Burton family, and several still exist today.

Some of these locations are protected by preservation orders in both England and Scotland so remain in place today, even if they’re not still used as Burton retail stores.

Today, Burton is considered a premium high street menswear retailer. Their current range includes suits and suit/occasion wear hire, smart casual clothing (think chinos and smarter t-shirts over ripped denim and logo tees), shoes and accessories. The price points are reasonable rather than luxury, and their sales and clearance events throw up some real bargains that put them firmly in the Student Discount Squirrel favourites category! It’s preppy and smart tailoring with a casual price tag.

Shop Across The UK

There are over 400 Burton shops in the UK and numerous more worldwide, but if there isn’t a store near you, their website offers their whole range as well as some online exclusives and a clearance section that offers discounted rates on items unsold in stores.

What’s more, there’s a 10% Student Discount as standard and a further 15% code available if you sign up to their email newsletter.


If you’re not sure about a purchase, you can choose to ‘try it and pay later’, giving you up to 30 days to model the items at home before you have to pay for them, or return them (for free!).

There’s not a credit agreement in place, but you can also choose to ‘slice’ your payment on orders over £60 and spread out the cost across three instalments so that it’s more affordable for you. This customer-friendly option makes buying pricier items such as formalwear easier. Burton’s range of payment options and their frequent sales make them a discount and student-friendly retailer, and one you can easily nip into a store of should shopping online not be your thing.


Did you know:

  • Burtons is part of Arcadia Group
  • In was founded by Montague Burton – we love the name
  • It was formed in 1903 in Chesterfield
  • By 1929 in had 400 stores, mills and factories
  • Burton’s in shop style was famous for being Art Deco!
  • Most of the old Scottish Stores are listed with Historic Environment Scotland
  • It works closely with the Bobby Moore Fund

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We like to unearth some of the best Burton bargains for you young educators so take a look at some lovely deals on quality fashion and accessories.

BURTON BLACK LEATHER WATCH – £29.50 – A classic shape and style, this black watch is an instant hit and looks considerably more expensive than it is. The strap is actually leather-look rather than leather (so no animal cruelty concerns here) and the face is silver-coloured that won’t rust or fade. Every man needs a basic watch, and this one is perfect for both formal and informal occasions alike.

FORMAL SUIT HIRE, 2-DAY TRY-ON PERIOD – FREE! – Burton stores all offer hire services for formal suits and occasion wear so that you don’t need to fork out the full amount to purchase an outfit that you’ll only ever wear once. Store staff will even size you up so everything fits just right, and unlike other suit companies, Burton gives you a full two days to try and wear the items at home to decide whether or not they fit the occasion the way you’d like them to (perfect for weddings and other big events where you need to compare your outfits to others).

NAVY AND WHITE RAGLAN T-SHIRT – £10.00 – A wardrobe staple for all men, this long sleeve crew neck tee it’s for everyday errand running and lecture attendance but can be dressed up with tailored jeans and premium trainers for a smarter feel. It’s 100% cotton and machine washable for easy maintenance. This is a great cheap buy for every man’s t-shirt drawer!


Burton Menswear Sale and Discounts Summary

If you are looking for discounts and info on the sales at Burton, it’s best to check out our main page which we update every month with the latest deals, codes, tips and more to save you money on everything from new suits and shoes to Burton suit hire. You’ll be looking smart for that summer ball or job interview in no time!

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