The Race Jacket in Washed Army by Nigel Cabourn is a new one for the SS21 season, which merges classic military design with details found on vintage motor-racing clothes. The jacket takes its shape from a hard-wearing paratrooper smock in Nigel Cabourn’s archives which would have originally worn during WW2. Like the original design it’s based on, it’s got four sizable front pockets, two angled chest pockets and two lower bellows pockets, along with a drawcord waist.
In keeping with this season’s look at the style of mid-century Formula 1 drivers, the jacket features articulated sleeves. This is a detail often found on clothes designed with driving in mind, to help aid movement at the elbows whilst sat down.
Created as part of the Lybro collection of work-wear, the jacket is made from a mix of cotton herringbone and cotton canvas, and has been garment dyed for a distressed, worn-in patina. If you’re looking for a unique version of the classic field jacket shape, then this might just be the one.
• Two Chest Pockets • Drawcord Waist • Distressed Finish