John Simons

Tweed Ivy Jacket – Glen Check

£495.00

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 model is constructed from a substantial Glen check wool by historic mill, Abraham Moon and Sons. Founded in 1837, Abraham Moon and Sons is one the few remaining vertical woollen mills left in Great Britain. This garment bears a striking resemblance to a classic Ivy jacket worn by none other than Steve McQueen on the cover of the fantastic Hollywood and the Ivy Look.

In addition, the jacket features:

  • A three-button front with soft roll to the top button
  • Glen check wool
  • Slim lapels
  • Three patch pockets
  • Two-button cuff
  • Centre vent

We recommend ordering one size up for this product.

Be like Steve. Natural Shoulder spoken here!