The first of our six limited edition projects based upon the iconic Consort. For 12 months we have worked tirelessly with Manchester based influencers and retailers Oi Polloi to faithfully re-create the most successful product from our history – The Consort Round the World Race Jacket.
Based upon Henri Strzelecki’s original Consort jacket that showcased all of the ground breaking innovative features such as hand taped seams, the first use of Velcro on clothing and the first non-corrosive zip. The jacket was transformed by legendary Best Company designer Olmes Carretti, who made a number of significant changes without losing the DNA of the product. Changes such as a deeper raglan armhole, corduroy trim to the collar, new pockets, the addition of the Round the World Race sleeve badge (NB The meaning of the numbers has been lost to history) and most importantly the amazing use of colour and their unlikely combinations.