EXPLORER CHIC: British heritage brand Jaeger has joined with contemporary men’s wear designer Lou Dalton for a fall collection of outerwear pieces inspired by items from Jaeger’s archives, including some that Ernest Shackleton wore for his famous 1914 Endurance Expedition to Antarctica.
Function and performance were a priority, and the collection’s highlights included outerwear done in nylon, such as a trench with a removable flannel blouson; a rainproof stretch hooded jacket; and a Harrington with a tiny Prince of Wales check that featured pocket details from the Thirties.
“It was a great opportunity to show how men’s wear at Jaeger is moving forward and attracting a new customer,” said James Jee, the brand’s head of men’s wear product. “We’re already known for our tailoring, so this is a great new direction for our casualwear.”
“He’s as much of a fabric freak as I am,” said Dalton, who showed her signature collection on Saturday. “So when I was [droning] on about Italian mills like Limonta, I was talking to somebody as nerdy as I am.”