This jacket looks like any smart jacket really. But it isn’t “any” smart jacket. It’s rather special.

I made it for a top London Chef and entrepreneur. He doesn’t wear suits, but wanted something he could wear casually with jeans, or dress up a little when going out.

The jacket had to be wearable all year round, and he didn’t want anything too heavy, so we settled on this 12oz city tweed. It’s light enough for the summer, and can be worn with a sweater in the winter. I kept the canvas inside light and crisp to hold shape without adding bulk.

He wanted a distinctive look, a little edgy, but something that will also be timeless and elegant. So we created this jacket with lots of detailing, but kept everything based in tradition.

Notice the slanted pockets; they add movement and character giving the appearance of extra shape. They also make the garment less formal than straight pockets.

The pocket jettings have been edged in brown suede, which fits with the country feel but gives it a real focal point.

The buttonholes have been hand sewn in brown silk to match the suede jettings. The cuffs are finished with a single horn button, the house style, again in brown.

The tab collar – again a traditional detail found on country wear, looks great when used on a casual jacket.

And what you can’t see – the underside of the collar is also brown to match the suede, which will look great when the collar is worn up on those windy wintery nights.

If you want something special, just email me at william@williamwestmancott.com and let’s “discuss your requirements” as we say on Savile Row.





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