The 'fun' suede jacket returns in a palette of muted, earthy tones.
As some of you may remember, late last year we undertook a little sartorial experiment. Our Heavyweight Suede Five-Pocket Chore jacket had already become a firm favourite among staff and customers alike, and we were considering some new colourways. We were in Tuscany, visiting the workshop where the jackets are made, when we found an assortment of suede odds and ends in bright, primary colours. This gave us an idea.
Taking inspiration from those classic ‘fun’ shirts from the mid-20th century that were conceived in order to use up leftover shirting fabrics, we made a single prototype jacket composed of contrasting panels of suede. It was bold, daring, and more than a little bit ridiculous. We loved it, and thought some of you might, too, so we produced a limited run, which proved popular.