Blurring the lines between Peacock and classicist, the Beeston jacket subverts tradition in a dramatic yet wearable way through its broken Prince of Wales pattern. Stripes are replaced with ebony ripples - made to look like tears in the fabric - to disjoint the multi-houndstooth base and create an effect that is somehow both statement and subtle.
Nevertheless, the most admirable quality of this expertly crafted single-breasted design is its Escorial wool and silk construction. This ultra-rare premium wool variation dates back to 1560s Spain; the distinctively curly hair of the El Escorial sheep created a luxuriously soft cloth that was revered in royal circles. It was only 200 years later that these sheep were allowed to be bred outside of Spain, in Saxony; now there is only a small number of flock descendants left located in Australia.
Stuck for styling suggestions? This AW16 hero is actually one of our most malleable creations; a navy bow tie and classic blue shirt empowers this piece's formal appeal, while clashing indigo jeans with chocolate brown brogues perfect a smart/casual dress code with unforgettable success.