In answer to your sartorial and practical predicaments to tackle the current wash-out summer, look no further than recently revived heritage label Mackintosh. A legendary brand whose original iconic product has become an international household name, the brand’s founding principles of originality and practicality live on in its modern designs that are a fitting homage to its pioneering spirit.
The label’s illustrious history began 1823 when Charles Macintosh, a Glaswegian chemist, invented a new material to meet the demands of the fickle British elements – this innovative rainproof cloth was constructed from a double-layered rubberised fabric and was used in the production of the brand’s legendary outerwear. Dressing military personal in the Second World War and supplying overcoats for the old-British rail personnel, this noble Scottish label has long been at the forefront of the UK’s sartorial history.
Having been rejuvenated in recent years with the appointment of an exceptional design-led creative team and a fresh marketing strategy, the label has emerged with a new vivacious energy, offering something a little different and altogether more personal than the generic waterproofs of trench behemoths Burberry and Aquascutum.
One of the strongest designs on offer from Mackintosh’s SS12 line is the Clisham jacket, with its modern nautical feel and seamless combination of style and practicality. The terracotta-orange hue is a considered nod to the summer brights trend, whilst the superb craftsmanship and practical details ensures the garment remains a thoroughly wearable and functional piece.
Crafted from the label’s signature rubberised cotton fabric, this vivid cover-up features a button and zip fastening, multiple button-down pockets and a drawstring-detailed hood. The garment is finished with a natty corduroy collar – a quintessentially British fabric which has been enjoying a style renaissance for a number of seasons.
With its functional features and precipitation-proof fabric, this bold and bright mac will ensure you’ll stay on top sartorial form, whatever the British summer may have on the horizon.
Available now at End Clothing.