John Simons

Ivy Jacket – Navy Seersucker


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 a beautifully light seersucker fabric in classic navy. One of the most iconic iterations of the Ivy Jacket and Suit, this navy seersucker number is sure to transport you back to 1960 and turn even James Coburn green with envy. 

In addition, the jacket features: 

  • A three-button front with soft roll to the top button
  • Albini Seersucker
  • Slim lapels
  • Seersucker fabric 
  • Three patch pockets
  • Two-button cuff
  • Centre vent

Available as separates or as a suit. Natural Shoulder spoken here!