Coats & Jackets
By shinychris on October 11th, 2011
Fred Perry's Pursuit Jacket (left) and Lowland Parka (right)
Want to go rambling but don’t want to look a complete nerd? Fred Perry may just have the answer with its latest outdoor collection. The two men’s Authentic jackets are the Lowland Parka and Pursuit Jacket – and they look pretty good.
Inspired by the hardwearing utility styles worn by British ramblers, the Lowland Parka is a 250g combed cotton canvas jacket with a brushed tartan lining to add comfort and warmth and a 3 piece peaked topped hiking hood. Fastening with branded corozo buttons and hiking laces, this durable rambling jacket has two large bellowed pockets with antique gold eyelets.
Other features include a 3 piece square raglan sleeve which has an adjustable cuff with storm gusset insert, more antique gold eyelets this time for underarm ventilation and an external waist drawstring for improved ease when adjusting. Available in Olympian blue, the jacket is completed with a leather patch featuring Fred Perry’s signature Laurel Wreath embroidery.
The 210gm cotton twill Pursuit Jacket also looks towards traditional rambling attire. The designers have used a very gentle peached finish to emphasise the natural feel of the jacket which is also lined with a brushed tartan lining, to keep you warm in the Autumn and Winter seasons, and a low tech performance treatment to ensure it is shower proof.
This rich cotton Pursuit Jacket has also been given a utility edge with multiple pockets including two map pockets on the chest which close with antique brass snap fastenings. Hiking laces which are usually found on trekking boots have been used as draw cords and combined with brown leather stoppers to create adjustable drawstrings which sit at the hood and inside hem, giving added shape and definition. The jacket available in Port and Dark Carbon has also been finished with Laurel Wreath embroidery at the chest.
Both jackets are available now at www.fredperry.com/men/british-outdoors or at Fred Perry Authentic shops worldwide with the Lowland Parka priced at £195 and the Pursuit jacket at £175.
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