Griffin launch their Woolrich sourced, Italian made Jacket program next week. Quality is the emphasis, both in tradition and line. “With an appreciation for original military garments this season we turn our attention to the American military uniforms of the 50’s and 60’s, pulling snorkel jackets and smock jackets from the extensive Griffin archive and researching classic movies such as the 1968 film “Ice Station Zebra” staring Rock Hudson (nothing quite like an old military film). Last season we looked back to our heritage, this season we focus on the future. Whilst we still delve into the Griffin archive for our classic garments like the reversible smock and the fishtail snow parka we have been working alongside the latest advance machinery. This respect for American military clothing is reflected in our choice of fabrics, this autumn/winter 10 season we are working with renowned U.S. fabric mill Woolrich. An original company that is internationally respected for its heritage and quality wool fabrics and known for its identifiable plaids in black and white and the classic red and black. Other fabrics this season include traditional British Millerain dry wax cottons, rich winter corduroys and original camouflages from Belgium, France, Germany and Finland. Still holding tight to the Griffin mix of tradition vs. technology, function vs. fashion, high tech 3 layer fabrics meet original European camouflages all accentuated with luxury fur trims.”
Griffin are really proud to manufacture garments in Italy (as you might gather). As proof, after the jump, we’re showing a selection of the Autumn/Winter 2010 jackets accompanied by a short documentary about Italian production.