John Simons first purchased a traditional American Sack Jacket in 1958, whilst working at Cecil Gee on Charing Cross Road. The jacket was a lightweight, muted plaid number, complete with all of the hallmark Ivy League Details. The jacket was produced by Stanley Blacker, a forerunner in the American Menswear market and one of the first manufacturers to adorn his creations with a product label. John recalls the purchase fondly, citing the transaction as more than a simple fashion statement, rather, it provided a magic route to the Bebop revolution, which was far cheaper than the cost of a plane ticket.
Our made in London Ivy League Jacket is a modern adaptation of the classic American Sack Jacket. The jacket comes completely unlined and unstructured for ease-of-wear, in turn emphasising the natural shoulder line. In addition, the jacket features:
- A three-button front with soft roll to the top button
- Slim lapels
- Three patch pockets
- Two-button cuff
- Centre vent
Model is 5 foot 9" with a 40" chest and wears a size 40.
Natural shoulder spoken here!