1960 : The decade sees the introduction of accessories-including handbags and luggage-bearing the signature check. According to popular lore, a creative Paris store manager lines umbrellas with the signature check for a window display, launching a new craze and a brand staple.

1924 : Signature camel, red, black, and white Burberry check (now called the Haymarket check) introduced in the lining of trench coats. May: Budapest's notorious "gentleman thief," who had long eluded police in Hungary's capital city, is finally captured "through his vanity" in a stolen "handsome Burberry suit, which he could not resist wearing, and thus was caught." June: Clothed in Burberry, English mountaineer George Mallory is lost on Mount Everest.