A favourite is reincarnated, this time in a nice, light and luxurious linen and cotton blend fabric from Collect Japan. This travel jacket is an inspiration taken from the safari jacket for use in the African bush in the mid-1930s, but it even further traces its roots back to the Khaki Drill Uniform of the British Army in the 1900s. A couple of decades later, its practical utility and masculine appeal saw it being worn by Hollywood icons such as Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Clark Gable, Roger Moore, and a host of others. It gained wider prominence when Yves St. Laurent put out a version for women in 1968. Since then, the safari jacket has been considered as one of the most versatile and stylish articles of clothing in a person’s wardrobe. Our version here likewise proves to be an indispensable and ruggedly sophisticated piece of outerwear for use in many situations, whether while on travel in a safari or in the concrete jungle.
This garment can suit both men and women.
7.4 oz. blended 60% linen/40% cotton from Collect Japan
4 large outer bellows pockets with buttoned flaps. The bellows design allows for more pocket storage capacity
Wide shirt collar
Inverted military pleat at the back to allow for ease of movement
Military spec buttons, also from Japan
Only 100% cotton threads
Tailored fit with curve on waist, secured by a half-belt at the back