Private White V.C. has a history most can only dream of. Returning to Manchester from World War One, Private Jack White became an apprentice at a factory, a factory that now carries his own name. It’s this factory that Private Jack White’s great grandchildren now own and manage in the production of premium British outerwear. A commitment to only using the best materials and over a century of experience in manufacturing methods means that Private White outerwear not only looks the part, but stands up to whatever conditions you throw at it.
To give you the full run down, we've put together a quick and easy Private White V.C review, highlighting two of the brand's most-popular pieces, the Twin Track and the Flight Jacket, to wear this season and for years to come.
Private White V.C. Twin Track Jacket Review
This eye-catching coat is an internationally recognised and revered piece of outerwear. Unimaginable time and effort have been poured into this jacket which launched only after 2 years of intense development with a 230-year-old mill in Lancashire that is still owned by its 5th generation of family weavers. That’s a whole lot of experience from both sides of the team, all encapsulated into this jacket.
The 100% cotton canvas construction is waterproof and durable. Though perhaps the most notable piece of material on the jacket is the centre-front zip-out placket that facilitates layering. When zipped in, the placket affords an extra 4cm of wrap length, enough for an extra jumper underneath. When taken out, the coat has a more fitted appearance. The best thing about the dual size technology is just how easy it is to layer up for the colder months without sacrificing the fit.
Not only that, but an action back and popper fastened vents make it one of the most supremely comfortable jackets around. While, a host of hardware and utility pockets make it incredibly useful - as does the water-resistant finish which means the jacket performs well in the rain too.
The deep forest green colour hue is our favourite, elevating a traditional and effective jacket to something that looks completely at home in an outfit in 2020. Particularly when layered up over a heavyweight knit or roll neck sweater.
Don't forget the sizing, though. This track jacket is cut in a regular fit and we recommend that you take your usual size. Due to the dual size technology you can layer it up or go light without sacrificing the fit.
Private White V.C Flight Jacket Review
Private White’s Flight Jacket is inspired by the iconic G-1 flight jackets of World War Two, but is a far throw from the beaten up garments of that era. Beginning from the top – because we don’t want you to miss anything on this masterpiece – is the real shearling collar, which sits atop a water-resistant 100% merino wool outer cloth. This cloth is woven by friends of Private White, Mallalieus of Delph. The jacket is handcrafted using doeskin wool. What is doeskin wool? Well, it’s a medium-weigh wool fabric with a short nap and tight weave, softer than the more commonly used melton and extremely hard wearing, of course.
Not one detail has been spared on this jacket, from the zips – military grade from Switzerland, naturally – to the ribbed cuffs and waist. The outcome is a refined and noticeably superior jacket.
As with all Private White Jackets, this Flight Jacket comes in a regular fit, so we recommend you take your usual size.
Now you're all clued up on both the Flight Jacket and the Twin Track Jacket thanks to this full Private White V.C. review, you can go ahead and shop the entire Private White V.C. collection at OPUMO.
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