Introducing the Safari Jacket: a fully functional men's bush jacket designed for function, comfort and style. This jacket – made by our friends at Avedon & Colby – was born out of first hand experience, as well as input from local African species preservation groups and regional anti-poaching projects.
The African safari was a rite of passage for the English gentry after WWI and even into WWII. Most of the safari dress code came from the local military, as they adapted perfectly to environmental and functional needs. Eventually, the style made its way to the American political and social sphere, and morphed into an idiom of its own.
As far as configuration is concerned, little changed. Modifications, if any, come from fabrics that were climatologically more compatible. The leather “Sam Browne” belt (a belt with shoulder strap that officers wore to carry a ceremonial sword) was eventually deemed unnecessary and removed.
Today, our Safari Jacket – although classic in style – embodies a host of changes in both fabric and design, all geared to significantly improve field functionality.
New details include: