Friday, 26 September 2014

Friday favourites: Scott Fraser, Jacamo all sizes, next week Buy British Day

Scott Fraser London-made jackets

I haven't featured Scott Fraser for a while, but he's been busy designing his range of British-made menswear and has now added the reversible, zip-up, shawl-collared Campus Jacket

They are manufactured to order in London and are made from a variety of short-pile velvet, Melton wool and denim. Inspired by the Ivy Leaguers' blouson/windbreaker/baseball/golf/bomber jacket/Harrington of the 1950s, they would suit any age, worn with jeans or chinos, brogues or penny loafers, button-down shirt and tie.

The jacket's available in navy blue velvet/denim reversible, ochre velvet/blue denim reversible or red velvet/wool check reversible. See Scott Fraser's website for more information and to buy.

Jacamo - a brand for all sizes and ages of man

I receive a lot of questions relating to style choices from men for whom standard clothes sizes don't work and have recently posted advice about this from stylist, Sarah Gilfillan, on these pages. 

I recently went to the launch of the flagship Jacamo store in Oxford Street, London and have found a retailer aiming to stylishly cater for all sizes and shapes of man. To underline this the store was opened by the England fast bowler, Fred Flintoff who assured me that his height and muscular build didn't prevent his getting a suit off the peg at Jacamo.

Chatting to the tall (I'm 6ft), but still Jacamo-sized, Fred Flintoff at the Oxford Street store launch

I noticed that a row of men's suit trousers ranged in size from 34" to 54" and I believe this may shortly include 32" waists as well, so Jacamo must be the first port of call for the larger man.

Buy British Day - Next Friday, 3rd October. 

To mark Buy British Day next Friday and Best of Britannia at the end of next week, I'll be having a Best of British Menswear and Accessories week next week. I've had to select a few brands from the hundreds available (see my list of Made in UK menswear), but I hope it will encourage you to explore the creativity and skills available in the UK. 

Why not buy menswear sustainably and locally, rather than cheaply from abroad?

'Brutus' - Photo Grey Fox - taken at Private White VC in Manchester

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have a jacket with exactly this type of collar but it is on a midlength herringbone coat. An old girlfriend of mine, who was Indian, assured me that the design hails from Afghanistan and Kashmir.

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