For many years we've been making "The Waterfront", a reproduction of the 1950's Buffalo checked Work Jacket worn by Brando in "On The Waterfront". Like everyone else, we believed Brando's jacket was Green & Black, until some rare colour footage was discovered last year showing the film jacket was, in fact, Red and Black.
Consequently, we now offer a 100% perfect replica of the film jacket, the cloth is woven by a British Mill capable of replicating the look and feel of a wool cloth typical of pre-WW2 utility wear, something that these days is rarely found outside vintage clothing stores. The jacket is hand-made in Scotland in our Galashiels factory, of course. It's fitted with 100% wool knit in black, a Rayon quilted lining as standard for extra warmth and a period style Talon zipper
(Product photo shows Alapaca option)
It has been drawn to our attention that the checks on our version match perfectly, while the jacket used in the film was very badly matched. Sorry, but we just can't bring ourselves to send out a mismatched version, it's just not Aero!!!!
We are delighted to have permission to replicate Jo King's 2013 Painting of Brando in The Waterfront, in the gallery above.
This and other examples of Jo's incredible work can be viewed at www.jokingpaintings.com.
Prints of the Brando painting can also be purchased direct from Jo's site.