Constructed from a 22oz Beira Alta lambswool, lined with a soft 6oz cotton twill, and finished with Italian snap buttons, the Applecross jacket is built for winter.
Made from a tough moleskin fabric. Relaxed unstructured collar with hidden stitching detailing. Easy to roll, single button cuffs. Brushed, flat head, steel YKK buttons. Left chest pocket. Right chest flap pocket. Two large hip pockets. Tapered sleeves. Inside: Clean finish. Hand numbered. Limited edition Hiller Goodspeed illustrated label. Hidden go-to card holder pocket. Hang loop on collar.
Slim fitting. But still easy layer over and under. Fits true to size. Take your normal size. If you’re unsure, measure one of your best fitting jackets and compare with our size chart. This is something we have worked on to get right. Thankfully the feedback has been super positive. We hope it will become a classic in your wardrobe.
Fabric & Care
100% BCI Cotton. A soft but tough moleskin fabric. Made in France, just like it used to be a century ago. With any luck (and care), it will last that long too. Garment dyed and pre-shrunk to give it a worn in look and feel.
Shipping & Returns
Each jacket is made to order. We will be shipping early-mid December 2019. Depending on where you live, your jacket will arrive within 1 - 5 days via DPD. Once your jacket is dispatched, you'll receive an email confirming the due date, and tracking details. As well as the shipping updates, we'll be sharing the behind the scenes making of your jacket, so you'll know where it’s up to at every stage of the process.
TWO ICONS, COMBINED
The chore jacket. It gets its origins from the French mechanics and steel workers who wore them in the early 1900’s. Loose fitting, made from stiff fabrics, with big pockets for their tools. Ideal for working in. Over the pond they made a few tweaks to make their own version. An extra chest flap pocket. Metal buttons. So we thought we’d bring them together.
HARD AS NAILS, POSH AF
It took us 9 months to find a French made moleskin fabric. We’d asked everyone, but apparently all the factories had moved abroad to save a few pennies. All bar one. In May we found the mill who still make it in France. And they have done so since the early 1800’s. They made the moleskin fabric for the original chore jackets that we know and love today. They mainly make for luxury brands now, but we worked our way in there. This fabric is the secret that will help this jacket last a century.
This button will hold it’s ground. It’s a proven classic. YKK. 150 years experience in keeping things closed. Brushed steel. Unbranded. A nod to the steel workers who originally wore the chore jacket.
Only 300 jackets are available in Batch No.2. Each batch comes with a limited edition label inside the jacket, illustrated by a new artist each time. The labels will capture where we are as a brand, and the story behind each batch. This label has been illustrated by Hiller Goodspeed.
THE CALIFORNIA OF EUROPE
Our jackets are hand made in a factory nestled away on a mountain side in Guimarães, Portugal. It’s a maker town. The factory is a small family run business that has been going for the last 30 years, specialising in jackets. They have a track record for supporting the underdogs. We’re proud to have our jackets made by them.