The D-43 arrives in a rich, slubby linen for the Spring / Summer season.
Since launching the D-43 jacket last winter as a studied combination of archival militaria and waxed country attire, it has very much become part of the Drake’s DNA. As such, it seemed only right to carry this style through to the summer months, with an iteration cut from a rich, slubby linen.
While the field jacket may be more commonly associated with inclement conditions, garments of this kind existing for the milder weather certainly has precedent. U.S. military ‘BDU’ attire, as well as the ‘OG-107’ that preceded it in the Vietnam era, both incorporated lightweight cotton field jackets, made necessary by the warmer climates of the countries soldiers were stationed in.