Flannel Jacket: The Winter Warmer
While the design of our blazers and jackets is almost entirely traditional, incorporating both patch pockets and notch lapels, brass buttons will be replaced with buttons made from other natural materials such as horn, leather or Corozo - the seed of a tropical palm which offers a rainbow of vibrant colours - and the vent will be a single vent, as opposed a double vent, which narrows the hips and creates a more relaxed silhouette than the double vent.
What is unique to all of the blazers in the collection, however, is how incredibly comfortable they are to wear; our original blue blazer was designed as an alternative to a cardigan which, while I appreciate a cardigan’s style, they do not provide the sartorial qualities of a jacket i.e. elegant, smart and with enough pockets to carry the accoutrements I do not leave home without; phone, wallet, spectacles, sunglasses, cigar, cigar cutter and lighter and a lip-balm - each has it’s own pocket.
In addition to it's battalion of pockets, our flannel jackets are also available with our renaissance finish; featuring hand-finished functioning button holes and full canvassing - which improves the fit of a garment and gives the feeling of wearing it, as opposed it wearing you. Please enquire within for costings of this superb addendum to your tailored blazer or jacket. It also features a button-hole stay on the reverse of the lapel to keep your poppy or button-hole, in place - the devil is in the detail.
In keeping with the season, our Autumn/Winter jacket is made from an ultra-luxurious 13/14oz flannel from local mill, Fox Brothers in Somerset. Albeit a medium weight flannel in the traditional sense, it is surprisingly lightweight, not to mention soft to the touch and incredibly easy to wear.
There is a picture in the window of Fox Brothers mill of Edward VIII, The Prince of Wales, pruning his roses, wearing a suit made from a vibrant check. I have coveted this historical piece of cloth ever since my first visit visit to the mill and it gives me great pleasure to introduce it in our first collection.