Thursday, 8 November 2012
It's a pleasure to reveal a first look at our next garment, we took delivery of the 'Resistance' smock sample this week from our local manufacturers. It's a genuine thrill to see designs from scrapbooks develop into cut and sewn garments. The first opinion is it already looks bang on and only minimal changes and additions are required. Scheduled for a 2013 release, we are now going forward with a 60/40 cloth - a durable and classic fabric which will give this the authentic old school look and feel it deserves, ready to take this to full production.
Inspiration for this one obviously comes from the Norwegian Resistance, this anorak style is our take on a classic silhouette which has been produced for up to 70 years now - think Heroes of Telemark, vintage Belstaff and even Action Man in his exploration garbs - a real classic British outdoors piece.
Additional details required are fixings, zippers and our own branding. We have added two very substantial two-way bellow pockets with side entry for your hands. The Large chest pocket features a secured zip entry, we have included the always handy small wrist pocket for cards etc, weather protective inner cuffs, waist drawstring and contrast bright coloured mesh hood lining to set this one off perfectly.
There's also the inclusion of an extended 'drop seat' for a longer length at the rear and wooden drawstring toggles. Branding will be kept to a woven cub scout style patch or large woven label on the left sleeve.
All being well this should be released early 2013, the current sample is made with a water resistant ripstop cotton, the full release will differ slightly.
Designed and made in England. CD