The Lumber Jacket is a relatively new style for us here at Universal Works and it’s fast becoming a U.W ‘hall of famer’. But where did David get his inspiration for this workwear style jacket? We asked him to reveal all.
"The 'Lumber Jacket' is my contemporary take on a classic workwear jacket. The kind of old 1950’s workwear that had hand pockets on the side, not the front, a bigger collar and simple yet sturdy construction.
It is based on an old American workwear jacket or over-shirt that in my head every “lumberjack" is wearing as he jumps a-top of the redwood he has just felled, looking every bit the perfect American hero.
Of course these days the "Lumber Protection Executive" would be protecting the trees and looking at ways to plant and preserve more, but I like to think he would still be wearing a Lumber Jacket. " - UW. Designer David Keyte
This season we bring you a good mix, two check versions as well as tonal adaptations in autumnal colours from rusty orange to olive. Made in one of our favourite UW classic Autumn-Winter fabrics. A sports/outdoor wool-based fleece that wears hard and looks good; it has structure, but is soft enough for everyday wear. A good nod to it's rugged past, but reworked for the needs of today.