Signature Safari Bush Jacket
Bush Poplin | Khaki or Pewter
The rite of passage for the English gentry after WWI and even WWII, that spilled over to the American political and social elite, was and is, the African safari. Be it hunting, photographic; or a combination of both, most of the dress code came from the indigenous military, as it adapted perfectly to environment, weather and function requirements. The “look” morphed over time to an idiom of its own.
Our collection is born out of first hand experience, along with specific projects for A.P.H.A. (African Professional Hunters Assoc.) and local African game warden groups, game species preservation groups, and regional anti-poaching projects.
The key, or course, is the traditional officers blouse (Safari Travel Jacket). Little has changed as far as the configuration is concerned. Modifications came from fabrics that were climatologically more compatible, and what design changes best replaced the leather “Sam Browne” belt (belt with shoulder strap) that officers wore to carry the ceremonial sword.
Ours has made a host of changes in fabric and design, all geared to significantly improve field functionality, such as:
Reinforced, working "X" box secured epaulets : with keeper guides to ensure canteen and camera straps remain in comfort - high on the shoulder
Notched pocket flaps : that allow easy tuck-in to the pocket bag and better access to contents
Set above the chest pockets,: both sides, security zip closure drop-behind document(passport) and valuable pockets
Lower, full bellows pockets: with hand entry pockets behind them
Our Signature side panel construction: eliminates torque transfer front to back for greater freedom of motion
Signature articulated elbows: works with bending the arm without pull-back at the cuff
Half belt detail on back: for individual adjustment at waist
Side "stride" vents and bi-swing pleats: for added comfort and freedom of movement
Classic, notched collar: features our Signature military zig-zag stitching for turn-up support when protection from sun and wind is desired
Signature roll-up sleeve: with hold tab to exterior button; 7" sleeve placket for true "roll-up" allowance
Imported: from long-time manufacturing partner from Willis & Geiger days
Interior easy-access cargo map pockets:
Signature Bush Poplin: 100% long-staple cotton distinguished by its compact weave of high-twist yarn