With the weather being characteristically unreliable. We thought it best to introduce a fantastic addition to our ever growing outerwear range. Simple, stylish and unmistakably blue, the cotton drill jacket is a garment characterised by a modest elegance and a long history.
Thought to have originated in the nineteenth century, this was the uniform of choice for railway workers and engineers. Then much of it’s appeal lay in its pockets, cut deep for keeping tools close at hand. The rich blue that came to define the jacket was not an aesthetic decision but a practical one using an inexpensive indigo dye employed to hide stains from the day’s toil. The jackets, a traditionally loose fitting style were designed to be worn as smocks to protect it’s wearers clothes beneath and allow for unrestricted movement.