Farah AW13 1920s Collection
Farah follow the general trend for heroism in this year’s autumn/winter offerings with their Heroes of Invention Series, pairing authenticity with innovation to ensure that each garment functions in the present whilst maintaining its link with the past.
Featuring a palette of traditional autumnal hues, Farah’s collection looks to give classic workerwear a tailored and modernised lift. This approach is never more evident than in the ‘Wiggins’ Chore Coat. A piece based heavily on the 1940s US Railroad Worker Jacket, it retains its practical nature with a removable blanket liner that doubles as a waistcoat. The nubuck collar then lifts this piece from its practical origins to create a contemporary, authentic piece of stylised workwear.
Fitting seamlessly alongside traditional plaid and flannel shirts, Farah again delivers with the Marriott Jacket. Unsurprisingly fashioned after the classic high-buttoned worker blazer, this piece offers a touch of unstructured formality to the collection. The rivet detailing around the patch-pockets and subtly small lapel collar help to formalise the jacket and gives it a modern, robust finish.
Other offerings include military jackets, parkas, horizontal stripe jumpers and the brilliant Blacton Shirt, which features a simple but bold striped pattern of muted yellow, green and red that complements the muted grey base of the piece. Wear it over the Denhurst knit to keep warm without being overdressed and add a deliberate smart-casual touch to an outfit of blue jeans and leather Derbies.
You can shop the latest Farah Vintage collection at Farah.co.uk now.