You appreciate hollington’s ‘work wear’ style, its comfortable and handy clothing line? In that case, the Shirt jacket should be the central piece of your wardrobe. Patric Hollington designed it shortly after he opened his first store in 1974 and it soon became a classic for all mao-collar aficionados.
The elegancy of this jacket is all about two-button cuffs resembling shirt cuffs. You may wear it in various fashions. Sometimes you will fell like rolling the sleeves up; sometimes you will prefer to button them down.
Its cut is wide, with large armholes. One can wear it over a shirt for a smart look or over a thick Irish sweater in more relaxed times. It will never feel too tight as it includes a back pleat that allows a great freedom of movement in any situation.
Its collar, now called ‘mao collar’ to make it standard, is actually an ‘officer’ collar. Is it high and lined with a narrow piece of canvas all around the neck.
Outside, the easily identifiable three patch pockets are maintained by topstitched seams. Hollington favours double, symmetrical seams to underline the ‘work wear’ aspect of the garment even when it is not made of work wear canvas.
Inside are two pen pockets and four zipped pockets to slide your favourite items.