Mens Vintage English Original Grenfell Cloth Shooter Jacket By appointment Grenfell for Cordings of Piccadilly The best tailoring and materials! Fantastic as New condition Size 48/122cm 100% Cotton Original Grenfell Cloth Outer 100% Cotton Grenfell Grenoplin Lined Two lower pockets button closure One pocket chest height Double cloth on shoulders Articulated underarms with air holes Main front button closure Internal poachers pocket with liner No belt Fantastic, just the best, collectors piece! Woven in Burnley by Haythornwaite& Sons, on the steam driven looms of England Made from the legendary 100% cotton Grenfell Cloth Englands answer to the weather in the early 20th century & throughout. An extraordinary accomplishment by Walter Haythornwaite for Dr Wilfred Grenfell. A doctor helping the poor native people in Newfoundland Labrador where the cloth was invaluable for the icy arctic conditions. Light and finer than Ventile, woven to 600 thread counts per inch the looms had to be strengthened to weave the cloth. It’s been used everywhere, tried & tested throughout, from the land speed records to Everest. In 1933, a Grenfell tent formed the highest habitation ever made by man on this planet. S Smythe slept in it for 13 hours-and awoke refreshed, although scientists had predicted that any man sleeping at that altitude would never waken. It was pitched at 27,000 feet, in a blizzard that drove Smythe to his knees… A wind that forced microscopic snow crystals through other tents pitched 500 feet below-but not through the Grenfell cloth. Silk like, a most fine natural outdoor fabric to wear. Over 50 years ago Donald Campbell in Donald Campbell on Lake Coniston, Bluebird at Goodwood, wearing his after another brave runin Grenfell Cloth racing suit Grenfell “The right cloth for Labrador mission workers”, said Grenfell, should be light.. Because travel was always on foot, following the dog teams. It should also be strong, for once on the trail, the wearer’s life might well depend on it. It should be weatherproof, to turn both rain and snow, and windproof to retain wearer’s warmth. Above all, it must allow the body moisture to escape. We use it constantly-on the ships -on the planes-on the sledges-and motoring. It does not wear out and we cannot afford to take chances-much less dare we recommend to anyone else anything that would fail them at a pinch. Sir Wilfred Grenfell -If interested please see my other listings for similar performance natural outdoor fabrics made from Ventile and others. The item “Mens Vintage English British Original Grenfell Cloth Shooter Coat Jacket” is in sale since Monday, May 29, 2017. This item is in the category “Clothes, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage Clothing & Accessories\Men’s Vintage Clothing\Coats & Jackets”. The seller is “windproof600″ and is located in Brighton, East Sussex. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Style: Shooter
- Chest Size: 48″/122cm
- Main Colour: Green
- Material: 100% Cotton Grenfell Cloth
- Brand: Grenfell