So this Spring we are doing a blatant copy of a jacket that has become a bit of a cult garm in certain circles.
Between 1997 & 2000 in my previous life as buying director for designer clothing chain Tessuti, I bought in a smallish obscure brand called Faconnable for the flagship store in Chester. I was always looking for the next big brand getting some right and some wrong. Now barring a few clued up lads from Stoke who used to come over, this product pretty much flopped and was mainly sale fodder. However I gave it a few seasons in hope it would be picked up on for it's outstanding quality and as buying appointments go, a trip to their showrooms in Nice on the French cost twice a year was like a breath of fresh air.
So this one season I bought a jacket that was best likened to Joseph's technicoloured dream coat. I've always been a sucker for bright 'get on me' jackets and this was very much in that category resulting in a lot of raised eye brows and ribbing when it hit the shop floor. I bought one of each size in the two versions offered keeping my favoured version for myself in my size. Now unfortunately I managed to f**k mine up washing it too hot running the colours into the off white section resulting in us having to part company as I'm a pedantic little shit. I never for one minute I thought would see one again but with the advent of Ebay I found one years later in my size just up the bloody road in Wallasey! Since then this little number has been hyped up elsewhere but I have no qualms with staking a claim on it for the reasons above. Now some will call it bastardization but let's be honest, it's so rare how else are you going to get one?
Due in April limited to 80 pieces. JM