2009 Calf Leather Jacket with Architectural Lapels
IT 42: Best for a Women's UK 10/US 8 or a UK 12/US 10.
Burberry Prorsum tailored leather jacket from S/S 2009 Resort. In excellent used condition. Made in Italy. RRP: £1895
The clothes in Burberry Prorsum's S/S 2009 collection were described by Christopher Bailey as 'crumpled classics', which explains the timeworn and gently rugged aesthetic that permeated the runway. Inspired by the photographs of Valerie Finnis for the book Garden People, Bailey presented an effortless wardrobe in an earthy palette. This luxurious jacket is a strong example of the designer's heritage-driven sartorialism. Combining classic military designs with modern silhouettes and luxurious finishing, Bailey creates coveted and forward-looking garments that still maintain a strong connection to Burberry's military heritage. In this instance, the classic double-breasted blazer is transformed into an effortless blouson with couture details.
Realised in soft vintage calf leather with a luscious texture in a beautiful petrol blue/grey hue, the jacket has a beautiful feminine cut. Softly padded shoulders give the jacket an understated elegance, while its contoured lines create a flattering nipped-in waist. The form-fitting silhouette is further enhanced by a trench coat-style belt with a large buckle, that can be easily removed or replaced. The stand-up collar, lapels and waist pockets have an intricate layered construction that gives subtle visual interest to the piece, while demonstrating the high level of its craftsmanship.
The jacket has an abundance of well thought-out details that demonstrate its high quality. The sharp multi-panelled construction of the bodice is executed with great precision and is fully reflected in the construction of the lining. The chunky buttons on the front are made from polished metal and are engraved with the Burberry logo. A closer inspection reveals that they are attached by hand, featuring backings on the interior to prevent the soft leather from stretching. Likewise, the buckle of the belt is handmade and finely edged like all traditionally made leather goods. A smooth jacquard sateen with Burberry's Equestrian Knight lines the interior, while the neck is adorned with a heavy pull chain.
A timeless and diverse piece, this jacket combines Burberry Prorsum's refined aesthetic with an everyday ease that will make it a staple in any wardrobe. Furthermore, its excellent craftsmanship and luxurious leather ensure that it will age wonderfully, only to look better through wear.