SB3 in fawn-brown cotton-drill

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£160.00 — ex VAT

Three-button jacket, made in London, with fawn-brown cotton-drill from Lancashire, and corozo-nut buttons from the West Midlands.


The SB3 fits true to size, and so the mannequin — the most standard 38 in the world — wears S. The body is medium length and, in terms of shape, is fairly straight — although the waist is pulled in slightly. The shoulders are soft and unstructured; the sleeves are an average width.

To fit chest 36 38 40 42 44
Pit-to-pit 19 20 21 22 23
Shoulder 16½ 17 17½ 18 18½
Sleeve length 25½ 26 26 26½ 26½
Back length 28 28 28½ 28½ 29
The blazer has a curved lapel and no notch. There is a small button hidden below the lapel, on the right side as worn, which may be fastened with the loop attached to the opposite lapel (visible in the image above). It means the blazer may be fastened up to the collarbone.
The blazer is made from a high-grade cotton-drill woven by a mill in Lancashire, in the north-west of England. The cotton has an onion pattern stitched across it — the work of a one-man quilting firm in the same part of the world. Buttons are natural-colour corozo-nut, and are made in the West Midlands.
The blazer has patch-pockets at the front (left). They have the same onion-stitch pattern running through them as the rest of the blazer — and, where the two layers of cloth run over each other, a satisfyingly rumpled texture is created. Inside, on both sides, are small chest pockets (below-left).
The blazer is half-lined, with a buggy lining of two curved cuts of cotton overlapping one another (left). The sleeves are lined with the same cloth. The rest of the blazer, inside, is bound in cotton, giving a clean, neat, and unfussy finish (see below-right and below-left).

As worn

The gent here is 6'1" and is wearing a size S. His chest size is 38", and there are unconfirmed reports that he is 12 stone.

Makers of

The jacket is made at an outerwear factory in London: the best, many agree, in the capital. The jacket is cut by the hands of a cutter with some 30 years in the trade, and sewn by one of four seamsters whose meticulousness and pursuit of perfection would be caricature were the end results not always so good.
The cloth is sourced from a mill in Lancashire, in north-west England. Cottons have rolled off its line for nearly a century and a half. Industry-leading methods of weaving, dyeing, and finishing — unimproved in decades — along with steadfast adherence to quality, result in some truly first-rate cloth.
The buttons are made from corozo nut by a now-defunct button factory in the West Midlands — a six-generation-old factory whose big break came with the supply of buttons for uniforms in the American Civil War. These are among the last buttons made at the factory before its calling time on 155 years of trade in 2012.