S.E.H. Kelly Ventile tour jacket
Ever ones to update and refine their excellent products season after season, S.E.H. Kelly have produced a new version of their tour jacket (find the old version here), this time constructed from Ventile cotton for extra wet weather protection.
This jacket starts where the older version left off but features many updates – the fist of which is new new, large rounded collar which is lined with a soft, 11-wale corduroy. And as well as being comfortable, it’s also structured to be worn flat or standing up to keep the rain off your neck. The placket has been changed and now features four instead of five buttons, all of which have been enlarged for easier use.
The last big change is in the front pockets – these too have been made bigger and are now bellows pockets with a corduroy-lined flap closure. Moving to the rear, the jacket has an ‘action-back’ which provides additional movement in the shoulders and upper-body. It’s supported with Airtex fabric and there’s also twin holes at the arm-pit to provide the wearer with a extra aeration.
The interior features the same strapping as the old version, which attaches to the inside of the jacket with buttons and allows the option of wearing the jacket like a backpack. The mechanism takes its cue from old hunting jackets and proves an ideal way of carrying your jacket when both your hands are already in use.
For more information on the label, or to buy via their online shop, go to the website here: S.E.H. Kelly.