The year 1485 marked the end of the War of the Roses. In the spirit of partnership between the two great English counties of Yorkshire and Lancashire we’re proud to present our 1485 Wool Jacket. Yorkshire woven charcoal melange wool is cut and made into jackets in Lancashire. The lining of the jacket is woven locally and is made from the same fabric that goes into making jet plane ejector seat parachutes, making this one stealthy garment. Even the buttons are manufactured in England and are from nuts from sustainable rainforests!
The 1485 Wool Jacket can be worn fastened right up to the neck with 5 buttons at the front. Fully lined inside it also features two generous outside welted pockets, located on the side seams to give a really clean look. Also one welted outside chest pocket and two inner, buttoned chest pockets. All pockets will fit large plus sized phones. Cuffs are buttoned.
Our Charcoal Melange is woven and as such is stronger than felt or recycled woollens. This particular Melton is plain weave. 70% Merino wool is blended with 30% other fibres for strength and durability at the beginning of the process and this also gives the cloth a marbled affect. It comes from the ‘True Heritage’ collection of fabrics from A.W. Hainsworth, one of the oldest companies not just in Yorkshire but the whole of Great Britain. Throughout history Hainsworths have developed fabrics for the military, from the original Khaki to the Scarlett still seen today in the Trooping of the Colour. Every stage of the process from spinning to weaving and finishing is carried out in their mill in Leeds, originally built in 1783 and still run today by the seventh generation of the family.
Fit and Sizing
We’re offering the 1485 Wool Jacket in both standard or long fit. The Long model adds 4cm (1.6in) to the sleeve length and 3cm (1.25in) to the body length. For fit information purposes, brant (6’2″) is a M Long, Ed (5’8″) is a M Standard. brant wears 34″ waist trousers and Ed 32″.
“Chest size” is UK sizing nominal chest size – please compare to your own garments with our dimensions to help you choose what’s best for you.
“Body” is measured 1in below the armpit seam, from side to side of the flat garment.
“Back” is measured from the base of the collar, where it attatches to the jacket, to the lower hem.
“Sleeve” is measured on the outside of the sleeve from the top seam to the end of, and including the cuff.