Our customer Stephen McCarthy is in a quandary about jackets for slightly more casual wear.
“I want to get a new jacket to wear with jeans. However, some jackets seem bum freezer short. Is this just a current trend? And if I buy such a jacket, will I look out of date in two years time?”
Over to who else but Richard: “Ultimately, these things always come down to personal taste and, importantly, what suits your height and build. But if you’re talking about something really short and boxy I fear you might look a little out of date on putting it on for the first time, never mind in a couple of years. Better a bomber jacket if you want to freeze your bum.
“I’ve been wearing a beautiful, timeless rust Harris tweed jacket (pictured) with Richard James jeans recently. It’s cut from what has become known as our modern classic Hyde block, which means it’s quite slim and waisted. And – and this might interest you – it’s also the easiest of our jackets to alter. We can expertly and invisibly alter pretty much any part of a jacket from chipping in the shoulders to nipping in the waist and, of course, making it shorter in the sleeves or body. So my answer is to not be dictated to by the dictums of current trends and choose a jacket that you feel good in and, if you want, make some minor tweaks and changes to it to really make it your own ”
Scratching your head about matters sartorial? Why not let us know about it and see if Richard can come to your rescue?