Bleak Safari Jacket - Thomas Mason
'British style, Italian cut, Mandarin details'
'Bleak' is a tailored hybrid safari, as the blend of sartorial traditions and characteristics . Although safari jacket is such a classic British item, we give it a distinctly Italian sensibility through exotic style and artisanship.
Neapolitan Shoulder 'Spalla Camicia' (shirt shoulder) style. Shirring construction allows a great range of arm motion.
The most traditional Mandarin buttons that take an artisan whole day of handworks(cut, roll, knit & stitch) to finish.
Real jade buttons hand-stitch in Italian 'Crow's Foot' method.
Patch pockets cut in Neapolitan 'Tasca a Pignatta' shape. Pockets roomy enough for phone and long wallet.
Stylish pen/ cigar slot design on the left chest pocket.
Inverted box pleats on chest pockets and 'Action Back'
Top grade 'Gold' linen by Thomas Mason, which historic fabrics represent noble image, timeless elegance, since 1796.
TOP QUALITY LINEN
We only use the best linen from Thomas Mason. The brand represents a quintessence of British craft & timeless elegance, providing ideal fabric for significant gentleman's pieces. Founded in 1796 England (now under Albini Group), they has been paying meticulous attention to fabric quality, revolutionising details by continuous research & experimentation over centuries. Such British imprinting of historic fabrics has inestimable value.
This noble linen creation started by cultivating flax in France, Normandy, where the soil, climatic conditions and growers' technique are the world's best.
The flax fibre is certified 100% European with great history and tradition, ensuring the entire production is sustainable for generations of flax growers and rooted territories of origin. Moreover, it is environmentally friendly since it does not need watering (with alternation of sun and rain in western Europe), produce absolutely no waste (all parts are used) and hold 3.7 tons of CO2 each year (every hectare of flax).
After 100 days of growth period, it is time for harvesting and the entirely natural decomposition process activated by humidity, wind and mild temperature. Then the longest staple fibres (Thomas Mason's world-famous) will be hand-selected and classified based on their characteristics & natural colour. Such cultivation of linen is a niche culture, representing less than 1% of global production of textile fibres.
The complex dyeing and weaving process take place in Italy, with cutting-edge looms and machines controlled by experienced technicians.
By taking utmost care on low-speed, humidity and temperature, the raw material become a desirable, elegant and sophisticated fabric.
As a result to the wearer, our linen has great density(toughness 6-7gm/denier), maximum resistance to heat(up to 2300℃), high capacity to absorb humidity(resumption of moisture up to 12%), thermo-regulating (excellent heat conductor) and non-allergenic characteristics. Such breathable, ultra-lightweight fabric would hold a shape beautifully without compromising on softness of handle and luxurious touch.
Indeed, the 'Bleak' jacket is a high-performing investment piece, tailored for true comfort and ideal to wear in spring summer time.