SB2 in fawn-brown two-fleece tweed

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Two-button jacket, made in London, with fawn-brown tweed from the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, grey wool-melton lining from West Yorkshire, and horn buttons from the Midlands.


The jacket fits a size smaller than every other jacket, so please go a size up from your usual.

To fit chest 34 36 38 40 42
Pit-to-pit 18 19 20 21 22
Shoulder 16½ 17 17½ 18 18½
Sleeve length 25½ 26 26 26½ 26½
Back length 28 28 28½ 28½ 29
The cloth is a birdseye twill, made with the organic and undyed yarn of two heritage breeds of sheep: Manx Loaghtan (the fawn colour) and Hebridean (the brown-black colour). It is a medium-to-thick cloth, making for a sturdy jacket which with time will adapt to the shape and joints of the wearer.
Here is a button: a dark matte horn button. The jacket has two of them at the front: it is, after all, a two-button jacket. The lapel is of medium width, with a small and lowered notch. The body is cut in a casual way and is slightly nipped in at the waist; shoulders are soft; the sleeves are fairly narrow.
The jacket has wide, deep pockets on either side at the front. They are covered with a large curved-off flap, and the pocket-bag is stitched through to the front, creating a faint outline over the cloth. There is a smaller version of the same sort of pocket at the chest, on the left-hand side as worn.
The jacket has a working cuff of two buttons, with the cuff gently curved at the end, mirroring the lapel. The sleeves themselves are fairly narrow, and are lined with a mid-weight military twill for the unhindered sliding in and out of the arms.
The jacket has a half-lining of school-grey wool-melton, which is a very good outer-cloth in its own right. This lining extends quite low, down to the lower back. Below that, and elsewhere on the jacket, the seams are bound in school-grey cotton, which gives the jacket internals a clean and neat sort of finish.
There is a single internal pocket on the inside, on the left-hand side as worn. Best not to over-complicate things.

As worn

The gent here is 5'9" and is wearing size M. He has a chest size of 38", and there are reports — neither confirmed nor denied — that he weighs in just below 12 stone.

Makers of

The jacket is made by an outerwear factory in north-east London. It is specialised skill, assembling jackets from thick and heavy cloth. The idea is to make something which truly lasts — all highly durable making techniques, heavy fusing, and turned seams — without the result being stiff or bulky.
The cloth is woven by a mill in the Inner Hebrides. Doesn't do things by halves, this place. The yarn is pure and undyed, and comes from sheep reared across the mill's vast and open and organic backyard. And no ordinary sheep, these; they are heritage breeds, sheared in a barn beside the loom-shed.
It is no ordinary cloth, either: they are very clever geometric twills, woven on a clunking Victorian power-loom — a proper cast-iron, wood, and string contraption, which is operated with calm and grace by a small team of highly skilled weavers, who either live on the island or the one next-door.
The wool lining hails from a mill founded in the Heavy Woollen District of West Yorkshire in the 1800s. Carding, blending, spinning, and weaving — it all happens on the same premises. This unique arrangement means that the fleece’s change into top-grade cloth could not be more tightly tuned.
The horn buttons were cut, shaped, and polished by the last such factory in Britain (now defunct). It was part of a tradition in the Midlands first linked to the meat industry of the 18th century. "It is no easy task," said William Hutton in 1780, "to enumerate the infinite diversity of buttons here in Birmingham."

So they say

The SB2 is gorgeous and fits me perfectly: great quality for a fair price. Best regards — and again, I cannot stress enough how pleased I am with the quality of you products.

So said a gent who bought the jacket in heavy tweed in September 2017.

The SB2 jacket I bought is wonderful. I've got the same comments on the incredible fabric and attention to detail.

Another tweed SB2-owner, here, this time buying out-of-season in the summer of 2016.

I received both the SB2 and the shirt this week. They look even more fantastic in person than in the pictures — the materials, cut, and workmanship. Both garments fit me nicely — looking good, and feeling comfortable to wear.

So complimented a man from Finland on his tweed SB2 in February 2017.