Category Archives: Jackets

Givenchy Multi-Pocket Bomber Jacket

Givenchy Bomber | The Style Raconteur

Givenchy‘s Multi-Pocket Bomber Jacket is an all-black nylon outerwear piece with numerous pockets on the front and arms. The body is made of polyamide and polyurethane, with a viscose and cotton lining on the inside. This bomber features matte black hardware, two oversized keyrings with textile loop, lined interior pockets, a stand-up collar, ribbed hems and cuffs, and a front zip fastening. Finally, the fashion house’s signature Givenchy cross logo is embroidered as fine detailing on the back. Available now..

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Alpha Industries Classic MA-1 Jacket

Alpha Industries MA-1 | The Style RaconteurBefore bouncers, punks, skinheads and Yeezy started wearing Alpha’s MA-1 jacket it was the flight jacket of U.S. Air Force and Navy. The MA-1  jacket was the first military flight jacket to cross over into civilian fashion.

AI’s classic flight jacket includes knit cuffs, a knit collar and waistband, as well as a strong front zipper with storm flap for warmth. There are multiple snap-closure pockets as well as the utility/pencil pocket with the “Remove Before Flight” key chain. An addition to the jacket in the 60’s was the reversibility to show off an Indian Orange lining. The reason being if a plane crashed, the pilot could reverse the jacket to the orange side to signal rescue personnel, exactly what you need on a night out up North!

This classic version has been kept as close as possible to the classic specifications, it has been the subject of many colabs over the years but this in its purist version is pretty iconic.

Penfield Pac Jac Jacket

Penfield Pac Jac | The Style Raconteur

The Penfield Pac Jac Jacket was made famous when worn by both Gallagher brothers in the mid 90s when Oasis were in their prime and most memorably when Noel swanned on stage in Red and Tan version at Maine road in 1996 for what was most probably Oasis’s greatest ever set.

The jacket is made from showerproof nylon with drawstring to hood, inner waist & hem and large pouch pocket on the front with Penfield logo on. The cut of the jacket is pretty amazing with 3 drawstrings giving you the option to pull it in around the waist, hem and hood, there’s no wonder it was favoured by Rock n Roll stars and it’s perfect for gigs and festivals as it folds into its own pocket for easy storage. Available here

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Stone Island Garment Dyed Flowing Camo Bomber Jacket

Stone Island SS15 Camo Bomber Jacket | The Style Raconteur

A new running theme or side collection for Stone Island this continues for Spring Summer 2015 with an design inspired by an indonesian  camouflage from the 1960’s. The garment that stands out for me is the simple bomber jacket, the fabric is a double weave military-spec fabric, made with a cotton / nylon blend weft and a linen warp, which has then been treated inside to create a light level of wind and water resistance. A classic, athletic design, it is equipped with two welt pockets, a ribbed collar, cuffs and hem and is finished with of course the detachable logo patch at the arm. Art 6215/41764 for you SI Geeks out there.

Ten C 3L Snow Smock

Ten-C Snow Smock | The Style Raconteur

Developed in collaboration with an expert team of Japanese designers, the Ten C Snow Smock is constructed from a newly developed 3-Layer nylon construction which is put through a rigorous selection of treatments to create a fabric that is fully water and wind proof whilst still breathable as well as being unique to Ten C. A timeless piece of design, ex-Stone Island and C.P. Company designers Paul Harvey and Alessandro Pungetti have shunned any trace of branding, instead placing the emphasis on functionality and authentic detailing. The performance of the Snow Smock’s distinctive shell is improved further with fully taped seams throughout. Available for around £500

Canada Goose Behind The Scenes

Canada Goose | The Style Raconteur

Gear Patrol recently visited the factories of Canadian institution, Canada Goose. The outdoor imprint has dedicated itself to the craft of keeping people warm and protected since 1957. However, the brand truly defined itself for the modern era in 1972, when CEO Dani Reiss’ father David Reiss invented the down-filling machine which led to a new range of ultra-wear and now iconic jackets. Since then, the Toronto-based Canada Goose has forged ahead in maintaining a close and intimate relationship with both the product it creates and the people it protects. The brand has recently opened the doors to a new showroom, design studio and factory that enables the rapid iteration and design of new products. This close-knit approach will further build on the credibility and growth the iconic brand has had over the course of the last half century. For more information head over to Gear Patrol and buy Canada Goose HERE

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Canada Goose Expedition Parka

Canada Goose | The Style Raconteur

Its getting colder unless you live in the south and you are on to the 12th indian summer/ heatwave of the the year, I live in the North and its parky outside..so its time to search for that winter jacket because the one I bought early in August to be the first to have it I’m bored of!!! So over the next couple of weeks I try and post up what I think are the ebst of the Winter. Up first is the Canada Goose Expedition Parka. Originally developed for scientists working in research facilities at McMurdo station in Antarctica, the Expedition Parka is one of our most iconic, warmest and durable parkas. It features a highly functional collection of external pockets, perfect for easy gear storage (not that ‘gear’ I mean phone ect!) and hand warming. Everything feels heavy-duty and ‘proper’ with this jacket. Finished with flexible rib-knit cuffs which storm flap over front zipper to complete they closure to the cold.  Available here

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