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.