Denham Garment Library – Nautilus RECUT
Denham’s Nautilus jacket first made an appearance as part of this year’s Spring/Summer collection. Now this great piece of outerwear is back again for Winter but has undergone a dramatic overhaul to be included in Denham’s (clothing range/research project) Garment Library RECUT collection.
The jacket is Denham’s take on the snow mountain parka and is engineered from vintage heavyweight white Ripstop canvas. Originally used by the Dutch military as Winter tarpaulins (that went over tanks and other vehicles) and due to its repurposed nature, the fabric is full of character with discolouration and stains all being embraced as part of the finished product.
There are features aplenty with articulated sleeves, adjustable cuffs, Talon zips and lots of pockets (including a large document pouch). The cleverest feature of all though is down to a construction which allows the entire cowl of the jacket (hood and shoulder mantel) to be removed leaving you with a standard collared jacket.
This is achieved by the epaulets on the jacket penetrating the cowl, folding over the shoulder and buttoning back through the cowl at a second contact-point, with the whole thing being held in place by a row of press-studs. The cowl is a direct reference back to the naval flash gear used to protect the heads, faces and shoulders of torpedo crews and it also owes a nod to deep sea diving suits.
Finally, opening the Nautilus reveals a fully lined under-construction which again takes its influence from the military and is modelled after a simple Royal Navy dress tunic. All of which adds up to a jacket that’s hugely functional, unique looking and almost certainly the perfect coat for anyone who as a child longed to be a Storm Trooper.
For more information on the brand, or to find your nearest stockist, go to the website here: Denham.