SB2 jacket in navy blue cotton

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Buying

£255.00

Two-button jacket, made in London, with navy blue cotton and corduroy, both from Lancashire, and light horn buttons from the West Midlands.

Sizing

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

XS S M L XL
To fit chest 36 38 40 42 44
Pit-to-pit 19 20 21 22 23
Shoulder 17½ 18 18½ 19 19½
Sleeve from side-neck 30 30½ 31 31½ 32
Back length 27½ 28 28½ 29 29½
The SB2 is a jacket of middling length, slightly nipped waist, and soft, casual shoulders. The sleeves are neither very narrow nor very wide; their width is right down the middle. The general idea here is an easy, relaxed, and very comfortable fit. The collar and lapel shape and size are similarly easy-going.
The jacket is made from mid-weight cotton. It is a plain, very tight weave — light and crisp, and good on the rain-proof front. On the top-collar, as well as in a few other discrete places — such as the underside of the pocket flaps, left — is matching thick-thin corduroy, which has a soft, warm handle.
The SB2, as its name suggests, has a single-breasted front of two buttons. These buttons, as those everywhere else on the jacket — for example, on the rounded-off two-button cuffs (see below-left) and the internal chest pocket (below-right) — are light horn of the West Midlands variety.
The SB2 is lined with dark-navy cotton. In the body, the lining extends down to the lower back; in the sleeves, it goes all the way. This lining (below-left) is similar to the outer cloth (before-right) only lighter in weight and darker in colour. The rest of the jacket is finished with blue cotton piping (left).

As worn

The gent here is 5'9", and he is wearing an M. He has a chest size of 38", and there are reports — neither confirmed nor denied — that he weighs in a touch over 11 stone.
This gent also has a 38" chest, and too is wearing a size M in the jacket. It fits him here a little more snugly, on account of his wearing a cardigan beneath.

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 made by a cotton mill in Lancashire, in north-west England. Cottons have rolled of 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 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.