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Q-KIPEDIA: THE SAFARI JACKET

by Han San Chong June 20, 2016

Q-KIPEDIA: THE SAFARI JACKET

This issue, learn about the SAFARI Jacket. A style of jacket that was popularised in the turn-of-the 20th Century by Anglo-African adventurers, they were engineered for comfort and functionality. Fashion designers all over the world has taken inspirations from this jacket to re-intepret into modern fashion styles for menswear and womenswear.

Below runway images from Spring-Summer 2016.

What are the details that defines a Safari Jacket? Nobody says you need to have all details to qualify as a Safari Jacket, you can always take an element or two to incorporate into your own Safari Jacket.

details of a safari jacket

The safari jacket was made a major fashion trend in the 60's when famous designer Yves Saint Laurent created the safari jacket for his womenswear collections in 1968. Those 1970s James Bond movies starring Roger Moore had him wearing safari jacket in many of his scenes. The style he created was very influential then and had made the Safari Jacket a fashionable item more than a functional hunting jacket.

safari jacket

Today, we see many style savvy gentlemen taking on the Safari Jacket style in their own ways. 

street style safari jacket

At Q MENSWEAR, not only do we make bespoke suits for formal business wear, we do different casual jackets, coats and even safari jackets upon requests by customers. Take a look at some of the safari inspired jackets we have done in the past.

qmenswear safari jacket

We hope we have been able to inspire you to add a Safari Jacket into your wardrobe today! 





Han San Chong
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Sizing Chart
SHIRT SIZING

Size

Chest (Shirt) Chest (Body) Collar Shoulder Sleeve Length
46 40" / 102cm 36" / 91cm 15" / 38cm 17" / 43cm 25" / 63.5cm 28.5" / 72cm
48 42" / 107cm 38" / 96.5cm 15.5" / 39.5cm 17.5" / 44.5cm 25.5" / 65cm 29" / 73.5cm
50 44" / 112cm 40" / 102cm 16" / 40.5cm 18" / 45.5cm 26" / 66cm 29.5" / 75cm
52 46" / 117cm 42" / 107cm 16.5" / 42cm 18.5" / 47cm 26.5" / 67.3cm 30" / 76cm
54 48" / 122cm 44" / 112cm 17" / 43.2cm 19" / 48cm 27" / 68.5cm 30.5" / 77.5cm
56 50" / 127cm 46" / 117cm 17.5" / 44.5cm 19.5" / 49.5cm 27.5" / 70cm 31" / 78.5cm