Like many of menswear’s most loved staples, the safari jacket (or field jacket as it's also known) began life as a military garment. Most often woven from lightweight drill cotton and featuring epaulettes, a belted waist and four bellows pockets, the style was first drafted up for use by the British Armed Forces in the tropics during the late nineteen century.
Flash-forward over a century and a half and the garment has become prized for its combination of classic and casual style.
Gracing the backs of some of the most memorable men in style history - Clark Gable, Yves Saint Laurent and Prince Charles can all be considered fans - after becoming the clothing de rigueur on the African Savanna have helped the piece to achieve a longevity which spans three different centuries.
Though the style has been re-imagined countless times, nostalgic notions of days spent hunting big game remain inseparable from the jacket’s design DNA.