The plain colours come highly recommended, but for a walk on the wild side, check out the gingham monkey jacket by Real Hoxton.
Of course, you might prefer something more sedate, and I have talked about the Real Hoxton monkey jackets (or tennis bomber jackets) in the past. I’ve had one for some time, and it has been in the wash and still looks the part now. Built to last, in other words.
There are plenty of single colours available, with new ones appearing seemingly every month. Presumably, some leave the range too. But if you have an eye on this one in a check fabric, you’ll have to move fairly fast. This colour is a one-off, and no other stock will return once it has gone.
That’s not saying other checks won’t appear. It’s an eye-catching finish, so they might. But the one here is a once-only design. Get it or miss out.
Why should you want one? Well, you might like the idea of the gingham finish, which throws in something of an ivy league influence to a Mod classic. Or you might just want to stand out from the crowd.
Alternatively, you might want one of these monkey jackets, which, as I said, are well-made and durable with the added bonus of being available for a fraction of the price of the big-name in this market. Yes, the Fred Perry tennis bomber jacket.
This isn’t an FP jacket and doesn’t have the logo as a result. But it does have the look of that 1950s classic, as well as a cotton twill fabric, a colour-coordinated tonic lining, raglan sleeves, an inside pocket and a YKK zip. Contrasting collar, cuffs and waist too.
£90 if you want one of these, and as I said, once they are sold through, there are no restocks.