Let me set the scene for you;
The crisp November air stings my cheeks as I skip down to the Lumber Mill to help Papa collect fire wood and load the logging truck. On finishing my daily chores I scurry home to write my diary and as I approach the mountain the dawn frost glistens in the morning Sun and the smell of Mama’s fine beef stew stirs the senses. Oh it’s good to be home ….
Ok so you’ve probably gathered from the clips that it aint 1935, I aint John Boy Junior and I don’t reside at Walton’s Mountain. I am, however, some dude from Gateshead taking arty pics in his bin-yard at 9am, the nearest thing to Mama’s beef stew is last nights leftover kebab from Leonardo’s, and this Corduroy Sherpa Jacket from Levis has got me all misty-eyed over my love for traditional American outerwear.
As someone who’s worn Levis jackets in the past and been disappointed with their rather boxy fit, the seemingly more tailored Sherpa came as a pleasant surprise. It’s snug and comfortable, but without making you look like you’ve devoured one too many festive bakes.
All those classic heritage features are evident, including; 4 external pockets (including 2 chest flap press-studs), 1 sizeable internal pouch pocket which has more than enough room for your wallet, an outer shell constructed from a bronze/brown cotton corduroy, and a cream fleece lining which did a fine job of keeping me warm at the football last weekend. The arms are lined with green quilt and there’s the signature levis pinch logo sewn into the side of the left chest pocket.
My only gripe is that the press-stud fastenings pop open now and again (doner meat you unforgiving temptress you), but having said that I much prefer them to the button ups as they’re far easier to open on those baltic winter mornings.
My verdict: An impressive seasonal take on an American workwear classic
Available over ar Mainline Menswear