Cromford Leather Company is an old hand at producing timeless wardrobe staples. As well as providing garments for the silver screen, its clientele includes Paul Weller and the Queen, a testament to the brand’s reliability in the field of British craftsmanship. Take the Hoffman field jacket, which is rendered in impossibly-smooth navy lambskin suede sourced from Naples. Combining elements of a safari jacket, such as epaulettes and a half belt at the back, this piece has a defined silhouette, beautifully finished by a handcrafted tan leather strap at the collar. With not two but four top-stitched bellows pockets, it is a functional garment for spring. £1,650.00, www.therake.com.
This tan suede Berluti jacket conjures up images of 1960s icons such as Steve McQueen and Robert Redford. Crafted from calf suede sourced from Italy, the design includes four subtle front patch pockets for practicality, a drawstring waist for a defined shape and elegant details such as snap-fastening epaulettes and cuffs. Pair with a simple roll neck sweater and some aviator sunglasses to go the whole McQueen mile. £5,900.00, www.mrporter.com.
Private White V.C. Twin Track Jacket in Olive Wax Cotton
Having crafted heroic outerwear for more than a century, Private White V.C. is as reliable as they come. One of the most functional garments in the brand’s arsenal is the Twin Track, rendered in fully weatherproof waxed cotton. Taking inspiration from both the motorcycle style and the M65 military jacket, every unique feature serves a function – including a belted waist, collar fastening, a removable central placket to allow for layering and adjustable cuffs. The brass dual zips, contrasting suede collar and brass belt buckle add a harmonious touch. £695.00, www.therake.com.