13th of December: Nick Granger
Savile Row Tailors Norton & Sons produced its first bespoke Field Jacket in the mid-1980s under the direction of Mr. John Granger - a tweed outer jacket with a waterproof membrane.
The Vienna Field Jacket was launched in 2003 by Nicholas Granger and his father, John. It is the result of years of improvements to their first Norton Field Jacket, and is the finest of its type available in the world today.
The Light Weight jacket (right) is made from long staple cotton Ventile, and is light but incredibly hard wearing and extremely warm. The traditional "House Check" Tweed jacket (left) offers that extra warmth for a cold day.
The Vienna Field Jacket has a GORETEX "Z-Liner" in place between the outer fabric and inner lining, which guarantees to keep the user dry at all times. A pure wool interlining sits behind the Gold Slip lining giving extra warmth and comfort. A micro-fibre drip strip around the bottom inside prevents water from running up internally by capillary attraction.
This combination of Savile Row Tailoring and modern technology is a great partnership of old and new.
About Nicholas Granger
Savile Row Sporting grew out of the fine traditions of its parent company, Norton & Sons. Founded in 1821 by Walter Grant Norton, the shop remained in the Norton family until the retirement of Walter's great-grandson, Grant Norton in 1963. Mr. John Granger, who was trained by Sir Hardy Amies, then acquired the Company. Under the present ownership of Mr. Nicholas Granger, John Granger's eldest son, Norton's is continuing to offer to its clients an exclusive range of City, Country and Sporting clothing.
The Norton & Sons GORETEX Field Jacket costs £2,250 Bespoke, and £850 Ready to Wear. For further information please visit www.savilerowsporting.co.uk, or email [email protected].
Text: Classic Driver
Photos: Norton and Sons
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