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S.E.H. Kelly Ventile tour jacket

August 13, 2013

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.

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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.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. August 13, 2013 8:10 am

    They do a good job at making each project look perfect, something which doesn’t spring to mind very often at all. The backpack details is a great addition.

  2. August 14, 2013 7:16 am

    Very nice evolution from the previous version, which I’ve been enjoying for the past year or so. It’s good that the “backpack” straps are now removable, as I ended up cutting them out of my jacket, as it was such a hassle to get them to lie right while wearing it. Lovely corduroy details on this one, and the Ventile looks proper. I must fight the urge not to buy another Tour jacket!

    • August 14, 2013 7:38 am

      Go on, buy it! They’ve changed so much is basically a different jacket, so it’s not like you’d be doubling up… It’d make a great post too – putting them both side-by-side to show the evolution in detail.

  3. Adrian permalink
    August 16, 2013 3:26 pm

    BANGER! Absolutely love it.

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