• The Thornhill jacket is made using a medium grey brushed cotton. Essentially the fibres have been lifted and treated to leave the surface smooth and velvet-like to the touch. This same procedure allows the cotton a very slight sheen and stops the cloth from absorbing light and appearing flat.

    The lining is a 50/50 viscose cupro twill; a high-quality and robust choice from Bernstein & Banleys, a British lining company founded in 1953.

    We offset the brushed cotton with black lip mother of pearl buttons. Taken from the troca shell, these dark buttons occasionally catch the light and harmoniously reflect the cloth they sit on.

    This Thornhill jacket is a double-breasted military style biker jacket but using an uncommon brushed cotton. There is are pleated panels on the sides at the back to allow extra movement and come practically from allowing a rider to comfortably have their arms raised for longer periods. This was a common trait in sporting jackets and can be seen largely in vintage garments across hunting, skiing and motorcycling.

  • The leather we use for this Francis bomber jacket is a Portuguese cowhide. It is a relatively lightweight but extremely hardy leather which, like all good leathers, will don a personal and unique patina over time in line with its individual use. This piece should last you long enough for every owner to have a uniquely looking garment; one of the best rewards for leather jacket wearers.

    This lining is a 100% Viscose Military Twill, an extremely strong and durable lining seen in modern military uniform including the Queen’s Guards. It is made by the 65 year old British lining company, Bernstein & Banleys.

    To sit neatly within the black cowhide leather we use a black metal zip adding to the minimalism of the piece.

    The most interesting element of the piece is the broken and reformed structure of the pattern pieces creating a chevron paneled effect. Without being too showy the jacket is now individual and intriguing. The stitched lines and and seams where panels meet draw the eye from the centre of the jacket, out towards the shoulder; a technique seen in classic tailoring by the manipulation of peak lapels or the placement of a button.

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