Standard-fitting garment that fits true to the marked size. Can be tried for size at the workshop (information at bottom of the page).
All measurements in the table are in inches.
The blazer has a three-button front and a notch lapel. The front of the blazer is gently rounded at the bottom, and the lapel rolls out from above the top button. The body is straight, but with darts pulling the waist in slightly. The shoulders have structure and formal construction, but are also soft and relaxed.
The blazer is made with linen from a mill in Lancashire. It’s hardy and stouthearted stuff: thick, mid-weight, and happiest when it is washed and relaxed. Up close it can be seen to be made up of many different natural tones and hues — a good complement to the horn buttons.
The blazer has four pockets at the front. Most obvious are the large patch pockets at either side. Above the right-side patch-pocket is a pipe pocket with button-loop fastening (left) — while on the right-side chest is a stitch-through pipe-pocket (below-left). Inside, on both sides, is a smaller pipe-pocket.
The blazer has a working cuff of three buttons (left). The body is half-lined, with a buggy lining of two curved cuts of cotton overlapping one another (below-left). Arms are lined with the same cloth. Elsewhere, internal seams are bound in cotton, giving a clean, neat, and unfussy finish (below-right).
The chap here is 6ft 1in (185cm) and is wearing a size small.
The linen is made by a mill in Lancashire. Linen is one of several cloths it makes — it also specialises in cotton and cord — and the has worked with linen yarn since the early 19th century. As evidenced by the hardy, character-packed stuff that rolls of its line, it offers unmatched qualities.
The real horn buttons are made — that’s cut, dyed, and polished — by the last remaining manufacturer of horn and corozo button in England. Based in the West Midlands, the factory has been in the hands of the same family since opening in the mid-1800s: five generations of top-quality button-making know-how.
The jacket is made and finished in a small factory in North London, which excels with outerwear, shirts, and trousers. It’s a place of meticulous cutters, unflappable seamsters and seamstresses, and a well cared-for and marvellous-looking contraption for making button-holes.