The British Army Greatcoat is perhaps one of the most instantly recognisable pieces of military attire. Perhaps because it has become a favourite with civilians, and none more instantly recognisable than one of it's greatest proponents; Sir Winston Churchill who took it from the trenches to No. 10.
But while the floor-to-ceiling nature of this stalwart of the trenches may be OTT for most but the diehards, the insulating qualities of this Abraham Moon felted wool coating are perfect for the inclement weather we have enjoyed here in Blighty this Summer. Moreover, as we approach Autumn/Winter, our Field Jacket will no doubt appeal to a great deal more presented in a shorter cut.
Offered as part of Brown in Town's annual Custom Collection, we have fashioned this utilitarian jacket from this historical cloth that can take you from town to country and from peg to pub!
Inspired by my own Belstaff motorcycle jacket, which is a reissue of an original design, our Field Jacket provides an easy-care option for those who appreciate utility as much as they do versatility - while I love the finish and the colour-ways of waxed jackets, they can look drab after a while and are not as yet easy to clean as wool.
The oversized-button down external patch pockets are customisable, as are all elements of the Custom Collection, so can be made to whichever size you require. Likewise, the brass closures on the pocket flaps can be replaced with buttons, horn if preferred.
It's incredibly comfortable elasticated cuffs will keep out the wind and rain, while the Ventile trim inside the jacket is designed to prevent the typical wear and tear associated with jacket linings.
But given it's 16oz, the Field Jacket is not heavy to wear - as I'm sure the historical Great Coat would have been. However, it does provide the wearer the reassurance of being robust owing to the density of the weave, and incredibly comfortable owing to the quilting effect of the lining.
As with all of the Custom Collection, we hope that you are inspired by the pieces we create, as indeed they are and inspired by you.