Following the cancellation of Jacket Required's July edition, moving forwards the menswear portfolio will be curated by Karen Radley, Founder and MD of Scoop. This new edit of menswear collections will mirror the premium line-up of Scoop's women's fashion labels and will be part of the show's exciting September 2021 edition.

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28 July 2015

The Lights of London

Morning all, 

Let’s hear it for the week ahead – it’s the close run-up to the ninth edition of Jacket Required where, in just one day's time, two floors of London’s Old Truman Brewery will be open to selected buyers and members of the press, ready for a sharp dose of style.

Today’s inbox-brightening low-down shines the spotlight on some of our starriest brands, as the premium menswear trade show raises the curtain on exclusive labels, collaborations and capsule collections. With over 300 carefully chosen brands joining the line-up across apparel, footwear, accessories and lifestyle product to present fashion at its finest, spring/summer 2016 is absolutely the season for it.
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Launched in spring 2014, Doek is already a welcome addition to the classic Japanese trainer market. Manufactured at the famous Moonstar factory in the Kurume region in the south of Japan, the brand uses the region’s famous Kasuri weaving technique to craft shoes from Japanese canvas, naturally dyed in a traditional method – producing a beautiful textured finish.

Meaning ‘canvas’ in Dutch – Doek keeps it simple on the sneaker front – with two styles, a chunky Oxford and slimmer Court model, both finished with an interesting cork insole that helps with ventilation, and a vulcanised rubber sole made in the traditional way, by baking shoes in small batches in a kiln – built upon quality, craftsmanship and durability.


With an impeccable attention to detail and use of high-quality fabric, Haversack is a clear leader in the modern menswear movement. Steeped in tradition, the brand has been revamped for the current day, offering exceptional clothing with a touch of eccentricity that remains true to the military and marine-inspired ethos of the brand.

Blending Japanese craftsmanship with vintage clothing elements, workwear and nautical influences combine in the latest collection, providing a traditional everyday selection for the contemporary man – elegant, timeless and suitable for any occasion.

Old Ford Workshop

Old Ford Workshop menswear hails from the Old Ford Road in Bow, East London. Founded in 2015, it has grown from 20 years of buying and retail experience in the fashion industry – inspired by the melting pot of style and culture in London.

Old Ford Workshop delivers a clean look with a beautiful cut, both extensively worked on to a point of obsession – proving that having an understanding from a buyer and retailer’s point of view is invaluable. The brand displays a clear vision when designing a collection, producing aesthetically pleasing garments that, simply, sell.


German shoe specialist Birkenstock has been providing sandal wearers across the world with ergonomically minded quality footwear for over 200 years. Synonymous with practical styles, more recently the warm weather favourite has become more than just a summer fail-safe – more an icon of the sartorial select – enjoying a revival perhaps aided by outings on the runway with CĂ©line and Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen, along with fashion-forward collaborations with Opening Ceremony, James Perse and Concepts.

Crafted from the finest materials – from soft breathable suede, leather and other fine fabrics, to cork soles which allow complete freedom of movement – its trademark cushioned footbed and simple utilitarian designs provide unparalleled comfort, whether worn anywhere from white sandy beaches to the urban concrete jungle.

Finlay & Co

Founded by four friends with an aspiration to draw out people’s individuality by designing eyewear that is unique, desirable and wearable, Finlay & Co is committed to producing luxury frames made from the finest materials, with bold designs that cater to the individual. Since its launch in 2012, Finlay & Co has grown in notoriety – founded upon meticulous craftsmanship with a style synonymous with British design.

Now, the iconic British eyewear brand, best known for handmade wooden sunglasses, has a new collection that includes its first offering of non-wooden eyewear. Introducing three distinctive new styles made from the finest Italian Mazzucchelli Acetate, the range is available in Champagne, Opaline Blue and Tortoise colourways, all featuring an optional gold mirror clip-on lens, offering two different looks with just one frame. Finlay & Co of course continues to innovate its popular wooden sunglasses, this season introducing the Luxe Collection – featuring a blend of three fine layers of contrasting wood – and a selection of bright reflective lenses in the classic Ledbury shape.

Black Eye Collective

Black Eye is the first in-house collection from the Black Eye Collective. Taking inspiration from the creativity of Punk that was born from rebellion, frustration and anti-establishment anger, with the short, fast-paced songs, stripped-down instrumentation and an aggressively modern look and sound.

Black Eye reflects these original Punk values – delivering fast-paced, creative and seasonally relevant product that is crafted to be aggressive, fresh and affordable for a new modernist rebellion. Bringing together branded fashion essentials in key seasonal shapes, the collection is filled with stylised, directional, casual pieces for real statement dressing, combined with reconstructed yet wearable tailoring styles that poke fun at formality.


Launched in Tokyo, Japan, in 2011, MARQUI shoes are made mainly in the famed footwear factory district of Asakusa. 

Taking inspiration from Tokyo-born designer Michel Pigneul’s French heritage, all shoes are created with an urban Tokyo style, with a street French look. Its native spirit is drawn from influences of Pigneul’s Indian jewellery designer uncle – combining to create a unique premium product.

Until tomorrow, thanks from all at...

Jacket Required


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Wednesday 29 July 2015
10am - 7pm
Thursday 30 July 2015
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