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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Review: The Shackleton canvas box jacket

Inspired by photographs of Earnest Shackleton's on the journeys to the Antarctic, this jacket has been reinvented for modern day living, with an innovative design built to conquer the elements, the traditional Shackleton canvas box jacket is a beautifully made chore jacket. Build from light tan heavy duty canvas with a blue quilted poly/cotton lining, it will keep you warm in freezing temps if layered with a good sweater and will look great doing it. It's essentially a great layering option for when you want something a bit more casual/work wear than a tweed sports coat or overcoat. These jackets have been discontinued by Shackleton, but you can still find a few in Extra Large on the Shackleton website and at the Natural History Museum Shop.  Perhaps with enough demand, they will bring it back.

Made with genuine horn buttons with the Shackleton logo etched along the edge and with three large button patch pockets. The collar as well as the diagonally cut hand warmer pocket, have a great leather detailing that really sets this jacket apart from the run of the mill chore coat.  This British Made jacket features our exclusive centenary label and a limited edition emblem on the front pocket.

The Jacket exudes a casual, masculine aesthetic, and is built tough enough to withstand years of hard work and country walks.  Of course with its large patch pockets for holding maps, and cameras, etc., it also works very as a travel/tourist jacket as well.  Here are a couple of photos taken this past fall of our visit to Nuremberg (it's a beautiful city, I highly recommend). 

The Daughter has discovered her love of photo-bombing:

Easter time 2017 enjoying a walk on the grounds of Schloss Nymphenburg:

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