Bentley and Four Savile Row Tailors Reinvent the Driving Jacket

The jackets will be displayed at their respective tailors’ shops in June…

The British automaker Bentley—synonymous with style and comfort—commissioned four esteemed Savile Row tailors to create their own interpretations of the classic driving jacket as part of a Washington, D.C., exhibit titled Savile Row and America: A Sartorial Special Relationship. The iconic brands Dege & Skinner, Gieves & Hawkes, Henry Poole, and Huntsman drew inspiration from the company’s past (including the styles worn by the early-20th-century amateur racers known as the Bentley Boys) and present to create the jackets, which were unveiled at the exhibit on May 14. In conjunction with the event, Bentley released a 6.5-minute documentary film, Intelligent Details: The Bespoke Driving Jacket, which provides a behind-the-scenes overview of the tailoring process. The jackets will be available for viewing in London from June 12 through 15 at the four Savile Row houses. (bentleymotors.com)

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