To counteract the rationing of wartime Britain petty criminals - nicknamed Spiv's - would deal illicit goods on the black market. Renowned for being suave individuals, the word Spiv is also said to have originated from 'spiffy' meaning impeccably dressed.
Despite the postwar period being associated with hardship and shortages, Soho was a thriving oasis for bohemian characters during the 1940's.
This single breasted and sharply tailored jacket fastens with a large solitary covered button. The contrast check panels on the collar, lapel and side pockets give this jacket a lively character. It's finished with a lone vent at the back. The cuffs feature three smaller covered buttons which match the main oversized button.
Match with the Soho Drainpipe Trousers.
Offered here in 100% wool.
Dry clean only.
- We make small quantities of high quality pieces. If your size is sold out, you are welcome to contact us and if we have fabrics available, we will be happy to make your size to order for you.
As it was in the time of the Jago, the street is our stage!