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Tom Ford Safari Jacket

50 IT / 40 US / Large

Sale price$992.00 Regular price$2,861.00

With Tom Ford’s tailoring you’ll possess the charisma of James Bond. This colonial look, cut from sturdy cotton, contains soft shoulders, notch lapels, epaulettes, patch pockets and is slightly suspended around the waist. Discover the elaborated sartorial details below.

Most of Tom Ford’s garments are manufactured in Italy and Switzerland. A Tom Ford suit takes eight weeks to craft – and the process begins with the choice of fabric. Tom Ford’s wool fabrics are spun in England on 18th-century machines while its wool-silk and wool-cashmere blends are made in northern Italy. A tailor or seamstress devotes nineteen hours of exceptional care to ensure the longevity of the - tailored - garment.

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Sartorial Details

Full Canvas Construction

A sartorial jacket - or coat - needs an interlining that will help give it shape and mold it. Canvas gives the item a tailored and crafted look. In short, it breathes life into it. Purely technical, canvas is made from either horsehair, wool, mohair or camel hair. It could also be a mix of them all, with varying thickness and weight. The canvas is stitched to the jacket, often by hand, thus making the canvas pieces 'floating' in the middle of the inner and outer cloth. This gives the jacket added flexibility. The canvas runs from the upper parts, all the way down to the end of the jacket. After you wear your canvassed suit for a while, it will begin to take your shape and look incredibly natural.

Roped Shoulders

A roped shoulder - or sleeve - head describes the bumped shape or ridge of the sleeve’s attachment to the shoulder. The higher it is, the more imposing the shoulder line appears. This can often be found in iconic British tailoring.

Long Milanese Buttonhole

The elegant, longer brother of the Milanese. With its thin and extra long gimp cord inside, this is one of the most challenging buttonholes to make by hand. Even a highly skilled tailor will take about 20 minutes to finish it.

2.5 Button Closure

The ‘tre bottoni stirato a due’, also known as the three rolling on two lapel style, is perhaps the most infamous characteristic of the Neapolitan style jacket. The top button and buttonhole are ornamental, so are left unbuttoned. As the lapel rolls down it elegantly folds over the top button and stops just 4 cm above the second button creating the distinct roll of the lapel the style is known for. As it is intended to remain unbuttoned, the top buttonhole is actually made inside out so the beautiful side will still be visible.

Patch Pocket

Patch pockets, with their rugged functionality, were unsurprisingly adopted by the military for both shirts and jackets.

Darts

The tailors adds two darts - think of them as pinched seams - to ensure the jacket’s body achieves a slim silhouette. The process, called mezzo punto riprese, is done entirely by hand.

Horn Buttons

Horn buttons are prized for their quality. They are made with the finest genuine horn material, improving the appearance of the suit. And because they are so strong, you don't have to worry about them cracking or breaking.

Bellows Patch Pocket

The specific term for this pocket style is a "bellows patch pocket," which is a flapped patch pocket that vertically opens and features expansion pleats on the sides resembling an accordion. Another common name for this type of pocket is an "accordion pocket."

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50 IT / 40 US / Large