If you haven’t heard of the Lavenham brand before, don’t sweat it. It probably just means that you don’t own or care for a horse. This British company was founded in 1969 and were the first ones to make high-quality nylon quilted horse rugs, eventually leading to the production of matching jackets and waistcoats, so the riders could match their steeds. Fast forward to 2017, and these equine outfitters decided to take their apparel game to the next level working in cahoots with Blackhorse Lane Ateliers on a brand new denim collab.
Though it may look like a regular chore coat and pair of jeans at first glance, this new collection is certainly a horse of a different breed because both pieces are fully quilted in true Lavenham tradition. The denim itself is a naturally slubby 14oz. fabric with golden selvedge ID, which should stand the test of time just fine on or off the riding trail. The jacket features a single chest pocket and two waist pockets, a selvedge seam down the inner back, and brass hardware.
For the jeans, they took a similarly classic approach, adding dual riveted waist-adjustment straps and a contoured v-cut in the back. It’s available in both men’s and women’s cuts, and you don’t need to ride a horse to own this get up… but if you do happen to ride, you’ll likely be the most stylish in the ring.
The collection will be available in August through Lavenham.