To celebrate the arrival of Chinese New Year on the 22nd, Oliver Brown's Made-to-Measure department has produced a limited edition velvet smoking jacket in a rich red to bring good luck to those who wear it.
Designed by the manager of our Made-to-Measure department, Sachchi, wanted our jacket to be constructed with a fabric that exudes luxury and style. This left no other option than a red velvet sourced from Smith Woolens, one of the most sought after cloths in the industry.
"I looked at traditional Chinese new years attire and how we could fuse a western touch with traditional Chinese elements. An excellent example of this is our use of pankou buttons for the closures alongside classic western frogging for the cuffs." — Sachchi
The fabric was made in a hybrid cut with a traditional mandarin collar. It features closed quarters, side vents and a slimming fit that will emphasise the lines of the torso.
To finish the piece off with a few additional flourishes of luxury, we've given the cuffs European frogging in gold and replaced the buttons with five traditional Chinese pankou knot closures.
This jacket is available upon request from our Made-to-Measure department, who will fit it to your exact specifications.
Reproducing this jacket may take longer than the typical 8–10 week turnaround for Made-to-Measure pieces. Pankou buttons may incur additional fees.
Visit the link to book your consultation and bring in the Year of the Rabbit in style.