Our new jacket replicates the unique character of utility jackets from the 1920s, when most folk could only afford the one jacket and it had to be utterly practical as well as weatherproof. We've taken our inspiration from the utilitarian clothing worn by the migrant workers who rode the rails looking for work, the poor Hobo who travelled America in box carts, when times were really hard, we've taken the name "Mulligan" from Mulligan's Stew, the staple diet of these hardy men. This is why we've fitted pocket flaps to all three pockets, it would have been all too easy for the travelling man to loose some of his precious belongings while jumping off and onto moving trains, these pocket flaps helped keep these meagre possessions safe and secure and today, almost a century on, will do the same thing.
Based on our 1920s patterns, this new jacket has the correct slim, neat fit of that period just before the widespread use of the "new" zippers in most leather jackets. This typical button fastening is combined with a back which, in the 1920s, was a fairly new design.
The Half Belt design gained rapid popularity with the US public due to the flattering profile and the practicality of a side fastening which could be drawn in to retain warmth in all conditions. Our jacket replicates the unique character of utility jackets from the 1920s, note the classic corded pocket profile below the cargo pocket flaps.
This jacket is lined in an all wool British herringbone Tweed as standard, Blue for Black jackets, Brown for all others and fitted with cotton drill sleeve lining for ease of wear.