Is there such a thing? We like to think so. With a design steeped in provenance, we could only look back before creating something unique for the modern-day Pioneer.
Taking cues from the earliest ‘pijjekker’ we have focused on the detail, keeping our branding to a minimum and balancing form with function. We went back to basics with the new designs, taking inspiration from the archives of images he’s found over the years and set to creating the perfect sartorial silhouette. This included exploring new fabrics and techniques to create a modern day version of this iconic jacket.
During the process, we were introduced to a sustainable lining fabric, made from beech tree cellulose which uses considerably less water during production. We’ve researched recycled fabrics and hardware to produce a more sustainable production for our new design.
A true labour of love for our Creative Director and Founder Phil James. From the heavy-weight, 22oz Melton wool that’s been woven exclusively for &SONS to the oversized buttons, forged from recycled metal. Every detail has been considered and consciously sourced - without compromise.