Midnight Navy Ventile Frobisher Coat

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Take comfort in winter’s extremes. Designed in close collaboration with The Helm, one of Canada’s most influential and discerning men’s clothing retailers, this jacket forms part of the Cold Weather Collection. Engineered to endure the most harsh winter conditions. 100% waterproof and virtually indestructible.

A hat-tip to wily 16th century Yorkshire explorer, Sir Martin Frobisher, who combatted the fiercest conditions in his attempts to discover new trade routes through the Northwest Passage.

Handcrafted using the world’s finest 100% cotton, Ventile®

100% waterproof with fully taped internal seams

The sleeves and body benefit from two and three layers respectively of 100% Merino Wool wadding. (Wool is a thermal regulating fibre meaning that it is superior to goose feathers / ‘down’ as it can cool down or indeed warm up depending on the surrounding temperature)

High rise wrap-around black shearling collar for additional warmth

Detachable hood, wadded with two layers of merino wool and fully lined in 100% wool

Two-way centre-front military-grade copper zip fastening (. i.e. very convenient when getting on and into cars, bikes etc)

Button through placket under which lies a RIRI zip secure map pocket (allows you to access stored items without unfastening the main zip)

Two external angled hand-warmer pockets lined with 100% merino wool

Two external patch pockets with bellows and flap with button fastening

Two large internal smartphone friendly patch pockets with stud secure fastening

Ventile® stud bearer with hold-tab at the base to guarantee a quick no-fuss zip fastening for the centre front

Adjustable drawstring waist with copper adjusters

Internal self-fabric drip strip along the hem (to stop any snow or moisture rising up and on to the lining)

Knitted storm cuffs to keep out the wind and cold

Etched copper rivets on back neck and hanger loop

Military grade copper hardware from RIRI of Switzerland

Real horn British-made combat buttons

Made in Private White V.C.'s own factory in Manchester

Size Guide

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Private White V.C. takes the satisfaction of their customers very seriously. Every product is inspected to the highest possible quality standards before dispatch. However, if you are not totally satisfied with your purchase you can return it to them within 14 days for an exchange or refund.  

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  • Private White V.C.
    • ESTABLISHED 1917
    • FOUNDER Private Jack White
    • ORIGIN Manchester
    • KNOWN FOR British-Made Men’s Rainwear, Coats & Jackets
  • Private White V.C. is an iconic British menswear brand, committed to producing garments of the highest quality, all manufactured in its very own factory nestled in the heart of Manchester. Private Jack White was a true English gentleman and a World War One hero.

  • Awarded the Victoria Cross in 1917, Private Jack White returned to Manchester as an apprentice at the factory which now carries his name, eventually becoming its owner. The brand, now owned and managed by Private Jack White’s great grandchildren, proudly utilises the finest British materials and craftsmanship to create high-quality men’s rainwear, coats and jackets.