I’ve joined forces with British classic car company Morgan to produce a driving jacket that cuts quite the dash.
As sporty and elegant as the Morgan three-wheeler they’re designed to complement, the jackets come in suitably distinctive shades of navy cotton or sage green stretch cord, and incorporate a bumper feast of features to enhance driving pleasure: shooting backs, for extra mirror-signal-manoeuvrability; working aluminium cuff buttons to accommodate a chunky chronometer; an extended elbow patch to make changing gear a smooth operation; and a bright yellow undercollar to ensure that the turn-up is as sprightly as the burn-up.
My inspiration for these jackets has out of my own experience of driving a Morgan. It’s quite special, and I felt that I wanted to wear something that matched the sense of occasion, but that should be practical and fun as well as stylish. This has been a fantastic collaboration between two British craft-based businesses that have a mutual respect, and that’s reflected in the wording on the special label my team and I have designed for the jackets:’Malvern-Spitalfields bespoke craftsmanship.’” We will be launching the film to show how the jacket was conceived on our home page shortly.
So introducing the Timothy Everest/Morgan driving jacket – the perfect marriage of coat and conveyance…