camplin – made in italy

The Camplin success story really came from the British Colonies, where Charles understood the need for standardization in uniform production. From that moment on he was the one to supply uniforms to the Royal Navy in their most important Colonial Campaign. This was also the reason why he was awarded the Naval General Service medal (a medal with a blue ribbon with green stripes) and to this day the same blue and green tape is used in finishing touches to the Peacoat.

This is a short length of cord used as an extension for buttoning up the double breasted jacket. The cordage was used in colder climates when the added layers of clothing under the uniform meant that the jacket couldn’t be buttoned up by using the buttonhole. Each seaman had his own cordage made to measure for his sea voyages.

Mr Camplin was well-known for supplying uniforms to the Royal Navy. It was in fact his idea to suggest the use of the Peacoat as part of the Petty Officer’s uniform. Up until then Petty Officers had the same uniform as ordinary able seamen. However they needed their own uniform to make the distinction but something that would be more practical than the Great Coat which senior Officers had. Mr Camplin than came up with the idea of a jacket, having the same important style as a coat but the practical ease in movement of a jacket. So the P. Officers got their P.Coat (P for Petty in Petty Officer) which then for phonetic reasons became the word Peacoat. This is the story behind why Mr Camplin is rightly believed by many to be the inventor of the Peacoat.

The use of an edging as a border for our buttonholes and pocket edges made of a blue grosgrain with green stripes which reminds usof the ribbon used for the General Naval Service medal givento civilians who distinguished themselves in the service ofthe Royal Navy.

Avirex Chinos now in store

Avirex Chinos now in store

In 1942 a small workshop in Long Island gets the first exclusive license for the production of leather jackets for the U.S. Air Force and for decades provided the American aviation under the label “Avirex”. Spend more than thirty years before a young New York attorney and track down the small business and his partner, the Avirex detect and transform into a brand.

In short, the company resumed production of the famous Bomber worn during the Second World War, and the two, driven by their passion, they decide to bet on the success that these leaders could also collect on the civilian market. Continua a leggere Avirex Chinos now in store

Nigel Cabourn…very cool brand

 

Nigel Cabourn has worked in the fashion industry for over forty years, but his clothing has little in common with most people’s concept of the word fashion. He is influenced not by trends but a longstading passion for vintage clothing, fabric and details. Nigel has collected vintage clothing for over 30 years and has an archive of over 4000 pieces, including british military uniforms , workwear and a trove of exploration garments unearthed from all corners of the globe. Each collection has a real story, sense of history and integrity but at the highets level of quality.

Soon in stores

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