Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Ten C: clothes not war (Part two)

Second front:

STYLISED MORE in its entirety on air than land military, the Liner is linked with the American Parka which had a removable liner, allowing for the iconic jacket to be used all year round in various combat situations.

This jacket links back to the 1950s style of Parka and is designed to fit inside every jacket from the Ten C range available at Stuarts.

This chameleon like addition is uber cool, well it’s uber warm actually, but you get my drift as it has the ability to enable your Ten C wardrobe to alter itself seasonally. 

Puffa feather compartments or quilted as it is also known, the orange and olive linings will bring a completely different look to your jacket, this mix and match approach is somewhat incongruous with the other jackets in the range, which have the ability to mould themselves to their owners shape over time and as such it adds another nice angle to the whole range. Something you would come to expect from Ten C but is unusual, hence incongruous.

With prepared button holes and make and size label on the outside right hand side of the body, the piece has a nylon body shell with down lining.
If you were feeling expansive don the thing itself, it looks that stylish.

The Drill jacket coming in tan uses a similar three button fastening front as a blazer, with some nice stitch detailing, two hand pockets with flap closures and left hand chest pocket, angled with outside stitching detailing, again with flap fastening.

A fourth high button fastener allows the jacket to close up around the neck nicely, similar to the Barbour trench coat, and has short collars. 

An inner shoulder lining protects against the rain, although this jacket is part of the label’s summer range.
The lovely use of alternate tans on the inner and outer of the garment, detailed stitching along the sleeves, which are beautifully vented at the cuffs and detailing on the right chest for an open inner pocket show continual attention to finite aspects.

If the other jackets in the range are based on series military action, the Drill could be seen sported during precious RnR periods, although it again sports the inner buttons allowing it to utilise the down Liner, so whatever the weather you are ready for action.

So get ready to fall in with Ten C this season.