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29 January 2014

Onward and Eastward

We are now fast approaching Jacket Required, with the sixth edition taking place next week. As we move onward and eastward to our new home at The Old Truman Brewery in London's Shoreditch, we also add even more new collections to the mix that will join our existing family of brands presenting autumn/winter 2014 collections from across menswear, footwear and accessories.

Fashion is not just about the clothing we wear, but also how you express yourself. This season our story is given even more purpose as we team up with The Narrative, styling the show with its collection of British-made furniture, including our bar areas, catered by the team at Polo Bar.

View the full line-up of those joining us on the Jacket Required Brands page of the website.

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Dr. Martens - Made in England


A brand adopted and subverted by the rebellious and tribal, with the mission to stand out from the crowd in its own unique way, Dr. Martens has proved itself as a vehicle in a journey of self-expression and celebration of the individual.
It all began in 1901 with a specific range of Made in England products still manufactured in the Wollaston factory, and a small team of traditional shoe-makers continue to adopt a unique fine-tuned process to manufacture a shoe like no other on earth, with authentic characteristics recognised by first time wearers and those who have been with the brand forever.

Descendant of Thieves

As a young boy, designer Dres Ladro would sneak into his father’s closet and steal his shirts to de-seam and re-engineer in a quest to produce unique clothing. It's a trait that still rings true, with the pseudonymous creative director continuing to envisage, create and only wear his own clothing, so as to never be seen wearing the same thing as anyone else.
Based in NYC, Descendant of Thieves is known for its unexpected detailing, such as razor-sharp slim fits and hidden messaging. The brand’s limited-edition runs only produce a maximum 400 offerings per style – a corrupt act of ingenuity catering to men who are effortlessly stylish rather someone desperately seeking attention.


Combining over 80 years of experience across the fashion apparel and accessories industry, family business Greatcoat present its debut collection at Jacket Required this autumn/winter 2014. A twist on traditional coat styles that have passed the test of time, the premium heritage brand moves to produce functional, luxury and stylish outerwear with a contemporary look.
Collaborating the excellence of British manufacturers and fabrics such as Harris Tweed and British Millerain, with the finest Italian wool, Greatcoat’s concise range offers masculine and utilitarian or slim-fitting and tailored investment pieces that can be worn for many different occasions.


One of the oldest clothing companies in the world, Leicester brand Wolsey established itself during the 19th century as Britain’s premium manufacturer of quality hosiery and a master of knitwear innovation.
The British heritage label relaunches its historic Sportsman line for autumn/winter 2014. Modern, sophisticated and stylish high-performance tailored sportswear is combined with a subtle use of traditional British menswear colours to create a clean ‘less is more’ aesthetic, while still alluding to minimal, strong textural patterns synonymous with the brand.

Farah Vintage

With an autumn/winter 2014 campaign entitled Rave Against the Machine, the attitude of the Farah Vintage collection this season is rooted in the antithesis between old and new, luxurious and casual, and heritage and contemporary.
A cross-pollination of cultures and backgrounds provides the inspiration behind a mash-up of suiting and sportswear, heritage pattern and technical fabrications, as we see voluminous bombers sit alongside clean and simple slim-fitting outerwear. Knitwear, shirting and trousers integrate all elements of stylistic tension with the quality and vigour associated with the brand for a whole new generation of men throughout the world motivated to discover a distinct look.


French clothing brand OLOW distinguishes itself with raw, surreal collections that advocate a simple lifestyle. Created in Montreuil by Mathieu Sorosina and Valentin Porcher, far away from the obscene yacht culture of Saint Tropez – instead inspiration comes from concrete blocks, smoke and trawlers, a place where the workers swear and old mariners scrutinise murky waters.
The label makes its Jacket Required debut to present an autumn/winter 2014 collection created collaboratively with unknown international artists which is real, simple, paradoxical and timeless.

Wednesday Whiskey

An ordinary Wednesday night in rainy Dublin became legendary. Friendship, having the time of your life when least expected and the unrestrained simplicity of approaching new things (like whiskey) were the basic ingredients of the trip, and the ingredients behind Dutch footwear label Wednesday Whiskey.
Crafted in a little factory just outside Porto using only the best materials, this small collection a fundamental example of footwear without frills and without muddle – the brand’s exclusive linings, top-quality leathers and waterproof suedes distinguish the brand from the rest.

Our invitation-only policy will again be in place for the next edition, open exclusively to buyers and press. Register your details to request entry to Jacket Required, 5 & 6 February 2014.
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