John Simons

Albini Linen Ivy Jacket – Elefante

£295.00 £195.00

John Simons first purchased a traditional American Sack Jacket in 1958, whilst working at Cecil Gee on Charing Cross Road. The jacket was a lightweight, muted plaid number, complete with all of the hallmark Ivy League Details. The jacket was produced by Stanley Blacker, a forerunner in the American Menswear market and one of the first manufacturers to adorn his creations with a product label. John recalls the purchase fondly, citing the transaction as more than a simple fashion statement, rather, it provided a magic route to the Bebop revolution, which was far cheaper than the cost of a plane ticket.

Our made in London Ivy League Jacket is a modern adaptation of the classic American Sack Jacket. The jacket comes completely unlined and unstructured for ease-of-wear, in turn emphasising the natural shoulder line.

This particular jacket is constructed from the finest linen fabric, produced by one of Italy’s longest-running mills, Albini; a historic mill who have been manufacturing cloths since 1837.

In addition, the jacket features:

  • A three-button front with soft roll to the top button
  • Slim lapels
  • Finest Albini Italian 100% Linen fabric
  • Three patch pockets
  • Two-button cuff
  • Centre vent

Model is 6 ft / 40″ chest / 34″ waist and wears a size 40.