Oi Polloi

Claude's Jacket Picks

Published: Wed Sep 19 2012

Anyone who’s been outside will agree that we’re definitely in the midst of jacket season. But seeing as picking a jacket can be a tough job, we hounded Oi Polloi figurehead and pro-snoozer Claude to see where his money’s going in the outerwear department. And let’s just say the boy’s got taste…

“The Golden Bear Leather Baseball Jacket — as grown up as any baseball jacket is ever going to get, American quality and craftsmanship at its best, this one’s guaranteed not to date.”

“The Esemplare Brayden Jacket — a wool bomber jacket, with Italian attention to detail… A1 military inspired, (also suitable for vegans).”

“Couldn’t resist a bit of EG, or Engineered Garments to you and I. The Cruiser Jacket in khaki… subtle, lovely bit of kit… not too shouty… nice.”

Barbour Bedale in olive — a blind man at twenty paces would recognise this as a Barbour jacket. The term classic is sometimes overused, but look up classic in a dictionary and it says BEDALE!”

“S.I. — not short for Simon, but short for Stone Island. 30 years since Mr Osti started out, what better way of celebrating than bringing back one of their first jackets — the Tela Stella — go for the mellow yellow version…”

Norse Projects Elka 4 Pocket — none leaky, perfect for our ever so slightly unpredictable weather….”

“When it gets a little colder, what better jacket than the Woolrich Woolen Mills digi-camo Boone parka and its super warm natural insulation?”

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