Safari Style: How To Explore Our New Safari Jacket
The origins of the Safari jacket go back to 1900 in the Khaki Drill outfits worn by the British Army in the Second Boer War – demanding lightweight, breathable and hardy warm climate clothing (note: it’s Australian-weather primed), the jacket later became synonymous with adventurers, world-explorers and wealthy travellers who wanted a garment that mixed tailored sophistication and function.
Look to sartorial (and literal) royalty like Prince Charles, Ernest Hemmingway and Roger Moore’s iteration of 007 and you’ll notice their love for the practical features of the Safari jacket: lots of pockets, great for storing binoculars, compasses, travel guides and sunnies, a pressed collar for ventilation and a form-fitting belt that ensures you’re ready for anything the day (or desert) can throw at you.
The InStitchu Safari Jacket
As with all InStitchu garments, our Safari jacket is completely customisable and made-to-measure. Stick with classic on-tour fabrics like khaki or tan cotton, or revel in something more contemporary and corporate-ready by selecting an Australian Merino wool in pinstripe, windowpane or a block colour. Play with button styles and numbers, opt for lined or unlined, add a belt or leave it flowing – the choice is yours (or your Stylist’s, if that sounds a little overwhelming).
The best part of a Safari jacket is that it’s so versatile - pair it over crisp chinos or denim with a tee underneath, wear it as part of a contemporary-casual suit with sneakers and a knit, or go vintage old-school and try it with tan desert boots, a collared shirt and a wide-brimmed hat.