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  • Watson Jacket
  • Watson Jacket
  • Watson Jacket
  • Watson Jacket
  • Watson Jacket
  • Watson Jacket
  • Watson Jacket
  • Watson Jacket
  • Watson Jacket
  • Watson Jacket

Watson Jacket

£325.00

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Our update on the iconic Harrington jacket, named in honour of Corinthian Andrew Watson – the legendary former Scotland captain and the first black player to play international football, some ten years before Arthur Wharton became the first black professional.

Moving to London in 1882, Watson became the English Cup’s first black player and went on to further greatness when he was invited to join the famous Corinthian FC, his triumphs with the club including a staggering 8-1 defeat over the then cup holders Blackburn in 1885.

The Fabric: Our Watson Jacket is made from 100% Ventile®, a densely-woven natural cotton that’s completely water-resistant and breathable. Upon contact with water, its fine long staple fibres, found in only 2% of the world’s crop, expand to prevent droplets seeping through – all without coating the fabric with artificial chemicals. Ventile® was developed in World War Two to protect downed RAF fighter pilots, helping them survive the Arctic Ocean. It even clad the men tackling the first ascent of Everest in 1953.

The Tartan: As a sartorial nod to Andrew Watson, we’ve updated the traditional Fraser tartan lining of a Harrington with soft navy brushed cotton and a half-moon swatch of green Watson tartan on the inner yoke.

The Collar: Inspired by the fold-down, angled collar of a groundsman’s boilersuit from the 1930s, the Watson makes a statement with subtlety. 

The Details: Three internal pockets give you space for essentials such as your phone and wallet while a small tab at the collar keeps it secure when needed. It has a ribbed trim for a more flattering fit, raglan shoulders for an athletic shape and is finished with two angled, buttoned front pockets as per the original Harrington classic.

  • 100% cotton Ventile®
  • Ribbed hem, angled buttoned pockets, Watson tartan half-moon swatch inside jacket yolk, tab collar at the neck.

 

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