Originally designed for shooting and later used for other sports including golf, the Norfolk jacket was the fashionable sport attire of its time. There are different variations of a Norfolk jacket now, some with a full belt, some with half, box pleats front and back and an action back is also an option. Here are a few Norfolk jackets going through at the moment, one still has buttons to go on but these two show the different options available. One has the box pleat down the front only with a full belt, bellows patch pockets and gauntlet cuffs. The second in the permanent style tweed has no box pleats but an inverted pleat in place of a centre vent to keep the breeze out, an action back to improve movement and bellows patch pockets with inverted pleats so the style is in keeping with the back.
After visiting W Bill today we can now add their Jacketing material to our sale. Amazingly it’s the first time I’ve ever been to their premises in Sackville Street ( just off Savile Row ) and it’s like Aladdin’s cave, there is floor to ceiling rows of cloth, some that has never even featured in their bunches and maybe when we have more time will try a dig out some lighter weight cashmere jacketing’s to keep in the shop. The cloth we have for the sale, like the H Lesser lengths are vintage lengths that featured in W Bill bunches over the last 15 years in various textures and weights. Sale price for sports jackets in W Bill are £650.00.
Our winter sale this year will be on the 3 working days between Christmas and new years eve, the 27th, 28th and 31st December. We are really excited that we have pulled off a fantastic coup by agreeing with H Lessor & Sons to use all the remaining vintage H Lesser cloth lengths dating back from the 80’s and 90’s, this includes super 150’s, luxury flannels and even lumbs golden bale. EU regulations have changed the way cloth can be finished in modern day mills, and unfortunately the way cloth was finished back then can never be repeated. English woven cloth is still the best cloth in the world, but speak to any tailor who goes back 20 years plus will tell you you can’t get cloth as good as what H Lesser & Sons was producing at that time. As far as patterns go all base’s are pretty covered, we have a few different shades of plain greys and blues, stripes, prince of Wales ( blue and red over checks ) and some really nice flannels ( my favourate being a dark grey with a red stripe ). We are also meeting the owner of W Bill this week to see if we can do the same deal and maybe include some vintage W Bill tweed/jackings in the sale too, we will keep you posted on here. Sale price for a 2 piece is £795.00