This Ferdinand jacket is assembled using cloth from one of England’s oldest and historied mills. The off-white merino melton wool comes from A W Hainsworth in Pudsey who, among other incredible stories, made the fabric for the Battle of Waterloo soldiers in 1815 and invented the colour Khaki. Merino wool has long been a mainstay in adventurous sporting pursuits due to its performance properties. It is a breathable, moisture wicking and body temperature regulating cloth that is so often emulated by modern sports fabrics.
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 merino melton with classic mother of pearl buttons. These off-white buttons occasionally catch the light and harmoniously reflect the cloth they sit on.
This Ferdinand jacket in the A W Hainsworth off-white merino melton was created as part of a collaboration with the mill. It is an entirely unique piece shown at London Collections:Men and at the Concrete Studios Paris sales room to garner press attention for the collaboration and our brand. A W Hainsworth resonated with us because of the multi-purpose approach to their legacy. They create cloth for both practical and ceremonial cases, the former seen in firefighting, the military and transportation, the latter seen in guard uniform, theatre and even coffins. We felt they reflected the dichotomy we follow of Johan's precise and wild personality.