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18 December 2014

December Debonair

In the Northern Hemisphere, the twelfth month of the year marks the beginning of winter - the month with the shortest amount of daylight hours; the time of wind, rain and snow. As the winter solstice approaches, styles are changing - as knitwear and boots replace garments intended for warmer climates.

Superior Japanese craftsmanship, superlative Scottish cashmere, footwear exquisitely made in England and legacies of true American lifestyle are the order of the day, all suitably selected for the December debonair ready to take autumn/winter 2015 by storm.

See the full list so far on the Jacket Required Brand Page of the website.

Should you not yet have received an invitation to the next edition, taking place on 4 & 5 February 2015, please confirm your details on the Jacket Required website.


Johnstons of Elgin



When Alexander Johnston established the Elgin mill on the banks of the River Lossie more than two centuries ago, so began a story of fine craft and exquisite fabric entwined with nature's elements, which put Scottish textiles on the global map.

Today, the label carry forward its traditions in luxury knitted apparel, leading the world sourcing the finest raw fibre available. Now Royal Warrant holders, appointed by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales to acknowledge excellence, Johnstons of Elgin offers exceptional expertise in cashmere and fine woollens. With each garment produced still woven in Scotland at two mills in Elgin and 170 miles south, in Hawick in the borders - the heart of the Scottish knitwear industry - opulent, intricate craftsmanship is transmitted through every warming fibre and its collection imbued with the rich provenance of the country outside.


G.H. Bass & Co.



With a legacy spanning 140 years founded on the very best materials and skilled craftsmanship, the new G.H. Bass & Co. autumn/winter 2015 collection is a clear sign the brand is making giant steps into celebrating and paying homage to the classic aesthetic that has continually allowed its inimitable ability to succeed decade after decade.

While famed for classic styles, the brand applies modernist thought and design ethos to make G.H. Bass & Co. current and desirable to the modern consumer. Having introduced the world's first penny loafer, playfully dubbed Weejuns, the footwear specialist retains this style as its classic silhouette, moreover allowing a plentiful archive to be dipped into and utilised in the name of aesthetic progression.

This is due in no small part to the vision Stephen Palmer, the pioneering British shoemaker with his groundbreaking company - Overland. Palmer revolutionised the British shoe industry in the 90s and also mastered the art of crystallising American style for a global market. Then as now, it comes from his ability to marry a brand's domestic heritage to the one its acquired abroad through style movements and subcultures.


Clarks Originals



In 1825 in the Somerset village of Street, brothers Cyrus and James Clark first gave thought to the launch of an eponymous label. Having initially specialised in leather goods, the duo soon began manufacturing sheepskin rugs and slippers. Emerging out of the second world war, the next four decades saw the brand develop its footwear offering, with Nathan Clark captivated during time served in Burma by a locally produced pair of desert boots, which would provided both the inspiration and motivation to build a reputation that would propel the brand into the modern day. It's 65 years since Nathan Clark unveiled the Clarks Desert Boot - its understated design and uncomplicated construction positioning it as a true first in dress casual footwear.

Now more than six decades later, the iconic style remains true to its original form. Craftsmanship, heritage, a pioneering spirit and design integrity all play the brand's evolution. For autumn/winter 2015, Clarks celebrate its 65th anniversary of the Desert Boot with the release of a special edition, available in Loden Green - a colour hand-picked from the Clarks Originals archive.

Continuing to make superior styles, reinterpretations of signature detailing add an exciting new dimension to the season's catalogue, with three distinctive silhouettes for autumn/winter 2015 - the classic Clarks Desert Boot, the timeless Wallabee boot and state-of-the-art Trigenic Flex - all well crafted with the unique character and calibre now synonymous with the brand, proving original is best.


Made by Scrub



Hong Kong brand Made By Scrub rebuilds and reconstructs the classic vintage workwear in a modern way.

Founded in 2012 by three vintage lovers - unsatisfied with the mass production of chain stores in the market and inspired by classic American workwear, with the aim to produce quality garments. Made By Scrub strives to enhance every product's functionality and durability by analysing garment engineering. Having spent three years developing the brand, the team travel to different cities across the world, sourcing antique and limited fabric for each collection - studying the background of vintage garments, the designers picked the best out to modify and reconstruct these elements to apply them into a modern fit.

With select quantity levels of stock fabric weaved to special textures from Hong Kong and Japan, a heavy washing effect is apply on each piece to create a vintage touch. The usage of fabrics with rare textile construction is a core signature of the brand - upholding quality products and methods to drive the best experience to all workwear enthusiasts. With limited-edition production, each style pays particular attention to detail and tells a unique story of its own.


Stetson



In 1865, John B. Stetson fashioned the hat that would become the symbol of American independence, integrity and strength. Today, everything that carries the Stetson trademark, from authentic Westernwear to rugged actionwear, contemporary streetwear and timeless classics, stays true to these American values - make things right and the best they can be.

For autumn/winter 2015, Stetson introduces a new collection in celebration of the brand's 150th anniversary. Presenting some classic hats from the past, along with a range of original contemporary styles, the label builds upon its legacy of unsurpassable craftsmanship and enduring style. The Stetson story continues 150 years later with the same dedication to style and quality that became its hallmark over a century ago, capturing the essence of the spirit of the West and an icon of everyday American lifestyle - bringing product steeped in an authentic spirit to customers around the world.


Chup Socks



An acronym for Classical Human's Universal Peace, Chup refers to the sun, moon and stars in the sky, all of which Japan's native people - the Ainu - worshipped. With the world as a canvas for inspiration, Chup Socks draw its creativity from the patterns of various indigenous tribes from around the globe. Designing high-quality yet comfortable socks, the Japanese label manufacture a premium range, without compromising the intricate woven patterns of each immaculately finished style.

All designs are original and executed with the most beautiful selection of yarns, and each pair is produced with a special stocking frame machine to offer comfortable and perfectly shaped socks.Widely considered as some of the best available due to complex designs, the socks are produced in limited numbers of only 25 pairs a day - carefully inspected by master craftsman in order to guarantee the brand's impeccable quality.


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