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Henri Lloyd Milano RWR Jacket

February 14, 2012

For this year’s Spring/Summer season, Britain’s Henri Lloyd is proudly re-introducing their iconic Round The World Race jacket, which is considered by many the outerwear piece that launched the label as a premium lifestyle brand back in the 1980’s.

In 1984 the stylish Milanese youth culture known as ‘The Paninari’ adopted the RWR jacket as part of their uniform; this caught on elsewhere and all of a sudden a brand that was known for making performance sailing wear found itself established in the world of fashion.

The new Milano RWR is based on the original jacket worn by sailing legend Sir Francis Chichester, but sees it updated with a slimmer fit to both the body and arms. It’s a shorter jacket than the RWR Consort (the jacket released as part of a collaboration with OiPolloi last year) which makes it more versatile day-to-day but it’s certainly no less functional.

This water and windproof jacket is fully breathable and totally seam taped for all weather protection. The quilted lining is in bright purple which creats a striking contrast with the light blue outer but also keeps you warm and cosy. Other features include heritage RWR embroidered badge to the sleeve and a signature corduroy lined collar with button over storm flap.

For more information on the brand and to find your nearest stockist, go to the website here: Henri Lloyd.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 14, 2012 4:07 pm

    I still have my Consort from around 86/87. Dug it out the loft a while back and it’s huge fitting. Errrmmm……carry on.

    • February 14, 2012 4:44 pm

      Anything a decent Seamstress could sort out for you?

      • February 14, 2012 8:18 pm

        TBH. That is something I haven’t even considered, Rob. It needs a few inches removed at the minute it’s 27″ P2P in a L size.

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